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A Guide to C-PACE Financing, Eligibility, and Controversies

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Earlier this summer, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver featured a story about a relatively new program designed to help property owners finance green renovations: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).  PACE (which applies to residential properties) and C-PACE (for commercial buildings) were meant to provide up-front financing for energy-efficient building upgrades, at little risk to […]

The Building Automation Guide for Commercial Services Teams

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Building automation systems are the future of commercial services. But if it sounds like we’re racing toward an intimidating and unfamiliar new world, consider this: building automation has been with us since the first thermostat. For decades, HVAC systems have communicated with clocks and thermometers, and sprinkler systems have talked to fire alarms. Building automation […]

How Commercial Services Teams Leave Money on the Table

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Commercial sales teams are under pressure to boost their profits. Inflation is driving gas and equipment costs up, competition is fierce, and margins are tighter than ever. This pressure is shared across every vertical that caters to commercial properties: HVAC, fire and life safety, elevators, security, facilities services, and plumbing. In the face of this […]

The Outlook for Biometric Access Control in 2021

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Biometric access control—the use of physical characteristics like a fingerprint, retina, or facial scan as a security measure—is in the middle of a profound shift. Like so much in our world, the COVID-19 pandemic turned the security industry upside down. Before the pandemic, using your fingerprint to unlock a door felt slightly futuristic. But now, […]

How COVID Changed HVAC Sales Forever

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Commercial HVAC sales teams are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic into a very different world. On the one hand, customers understand the importance of clean air and ventilation like never before. HVAC teams have been instrumental in making it safe to return to normal life, and they’ll continue to play a vital role in preparing […]

What HVAC Teams Should Know About COVID Stimulus Funding

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government has passed over $5 trillion in stimulus funding. Of that, millions of dollars are allocated explicitly for HVAC improvements. Each of the three major COVID-19 relief spending packages (CARES, CRRSA, ARPA) contain funds that can be used to upgrade heating and cooling systems to make […]