NEWSmakers: Jim Crowder

The NEWSMakers podcast features the movers and the shakers of the industry. Managing Editor, Kyle Gargaro, speaks with the individuals making and reacting to the latest HVAC headlines. Scroll down and click an episode to listen. It will automatically begin … Continue reading

Energy Services Platform Helps Improve Comfort, Lower Costs for Courthouse

HPAC Engineering | Constructed in 1921, the Jackson County Courthouse in Holton, Kan., had an Energy Star score of under 50, meaning it was less efficient than more than 50 percent of peer buildings. Discomfort issues were frequent, given the … Continue reading

Soefker Services LLC uses software package to offer energy services

Contractor Magazine | MEMPHIS — Soefker Services LLChad a problem. Its parent company, W.A. Soefker & Son, had been in the general construction business since 1944. In 1990 it started Soefker Services LLC as a dedicated services company. The service division … Continue reading

J.E. Shekell Uses Building Advice to Slash Energy Bills in Half

Smart Solutions | Using BuildingAdvice, J.E. Shekell, Inc., of Evansville, IN, helped a nonprofit human services provider cut its energy expenses in half, stay in line with state building code requirements, and qualify for energy rebates. Contractors like J.E. Shekell know it’s not enough to … Continue reading

Facility Energy Audit Leads to Huge Savings

The ACHR NEWS | Last year, the Evansville ARC (EARC), a nonprofit adult disability rehab and child daycare facility located in Indiana, was feeling the recession’s effects in decreased revenues from fundraising. To offset the bottom line, EARC’s executive director … Continue reading

Integrating HVAC and Energy Services with Energy Service Agreements

HVACR Business | When I look back at the HVAC industry over the last few years, I’m amazed that in 2007, nobody in our industry was talking about LEED or green. At that time, honestly, finding enough retrofit and service … Continue reading

Evansville ARC finds energy savings with state grant

Evansville Courier Press | EVANSVILLE — Worries about the aging Evansville ARC’s West Virginia Street headquarters building — built in the early 1970s — kept Deidra Conner, president of the nonprofit agency, up at night. “I kept thinking, ‘Some day the building’s … Continue reading

Turning Invisible Efficiency Measures Into Visible Savings

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Buildings Magazine | BuildingAdvice, a software suite that generates automated energy consumption reports from metering data, illustrates the results of energy efficiency adjustments and retrofits. The programs can calculate ROI and payback periods and generate recommendations for further savings, from low- and … Continue reading

BuildingAdvice Energy Services Program Leads to 50% Savings

Contracting Business | J.E. Shekell, Inc., a residential, commercial, and industrial contractor in Evansville, IN offering HVAC, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, and sheet metal fabrication, formed its energy services division in2010. President Kevin Shekell saw that offering energy benchmarks, assessments, and … Continue reading