J&M Services provides all aspects of Gas Plumbing and Ventilation. We specialize in Homeowner projects and take pride in our work. We enjoy our job and look forward to finding the most cost effective and cleanest installs possible for our customers. By specializing in Gas Pipe Installation in Portland and Ventilation, we have a high level of knowledge and expertise in our trade. We also gain significant purchasing power…Continue
Added by Steve Mckaye on May 20, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
A great transcript from a recent NPR "Morning Edition" broadcast about a recent California survey on water conservation efforts. The results are exactly what we find with energy conservation... When homeowners were asked what actions will save water, most said "taking shorter showers" (turning down the heat), or "keeping water off while brushing" (wearing a sweater) which of course is a complete mismatch of real saving efforts, like installing low-flow toilets (installing insulation).- which…Continue
I have had the pleasure of talking to a lot of wonderful people about the challenges of the BPI QCI Certific ation, and I am getting some unique insight. I started out working on my book – Residential QCI Handbook on a quest to help candidates who are preparing to take the exam. …Continue
Added by Paul Raymer on May 18, 2015 at 5:17am — No Comments
There is an enormous contribution of the BIM services on the structural steel services. Most importantly the BIM services promote the overall productivity, integrity and the visualization of the projects. Today BIM services have become an integral part of the structural design companies providing the necessary software solutions for the business executions.
One can well understand the wide range of contributions of the BIM services on the structural design services. The BIM service is…Continue
Added by Alfie Davis on May 15, 2015 at 5:19am — No Comments
Whether you've decided to live "off the grid" or simply work eco-friendly energy into your current lifestyle, using solar energy is an ideal way to accomplish the goal. Using photovoltaic technology, the heat and light from the sun are converted into electrical energy that you can use to power your…Continue
No one likes to think that the worst may happen to them, but if you do not prepare for it, then you are going to be completely floored if it ever does. That is certainly the case when it comes to water damage. A water damaged building can be utterly wrecked, or it can have subtle problems that you do not discover until months later, just when you thought that the worst was over. That is why it is absolutely essential that you completely dry out your home after water damage, otherwise there…Continue
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I must admit that I am still having trouble getting my head around this idea. But the arithmetic is fairly simple: an 80% reduction in carbon emissions simply can’t be achieved without drastic cutbacks in residential natural gas use. In the residential sector, natural gas burned on site is responsible for about one quarter of carbon emissions. We can use carbon-free electricity generated…Continue
If you are a camping enthusiast, chances are you own or occasionally opt for a cabin. Obviously, due to the remote location, most of the cabins do not have the feature of electricity. Having your local utilities service run electricity to a remote location is often more expensive that what it is worth. For a small investment, you can opt for several solar panel fixtures that you can install anywhere and anytime you like.
The one and only concern you will be having is where you should…Continue
Added by Mary Desilva on May 2, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I was called in to perform a last minute duct test for a modular home builder. He was all in a dither to have a duct test and a blower door test done on a Friday so that he could get his Certificate of Occupancy (CO) so the homeowner could move in the following Monday. He said that he’d just found out that he needed these tests. The building inspector asked for them at the last minute!
I was glad to do it partially because it’s good to have builders aware of what is going on…Continue
This article can change one’s perception about flooring and can act as an excellent guide in helping one to go for the right kind of flooring. Flooring can be both concrete and tile flooring. However the question lies as to which kind of flooring can provide hassle free maintenance, belong lasting and will add to the necessary drama and beautification to one’s home or business place.
The answer to this can give rise to debate until one discovers the benefits of applying tiles for…Continue
Added by Alfie Davis on April 27, 2015 at 3:40am — No Comments
“What gets measured gets managed” is a quote often attributed to the venerable management expert Peter Drucker. The simple but powerful idea behind the statement is that without quantitative measurement, it is impossible to benchmark the current state and manage progress toward a desired state. Variations of the quote abound but it is difficult to trace the quote to a specific book, paper, or speech. As it turns out, an earlier incarnation of this idea predates Drucker.
Added by Charlie Hewitt on April 26, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
In a machine-driven, machine dependent world, power is the basic need. Power outage can bring all the activities to a grinding halt. Solar energy can provide a solid power boost to the bustling cities like Tampa, while helping the households and commercial establishments to reduce their carbon footprints.…Continue
Added by Olivia Taylor on April 24, 2015 at 2:58am — No Comments
Spring has sprung and now it’s time to open the windows and clean! But, while you are doing your spring cleaning and clearing out old things, it’s good to think about what you can do to go green in the process of cleaning. Whether it’s recycling, changing out your lightbulbs, or doing some minor repairs to your…Continue
Added by Carlee Quintas on April 23, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments
If you’re working at a lab, then safety is most probably one of the main aspects that you are constantly looking out for.
In order to ensure your lab is working efficiently, you should be confident that you are actually safe while working. Otherwise, your lab operations might be negatively affected. Worse, that could lead to a myriad of many other problems, including but not limited to: inaccurate lab results, stress and many others.
So, how can we make our lab safe? Here are…Continue
Added by Alfie Davis on April 22, 2015 at 12:07am — No Comments
The phrase “open architecture” probably elicits a beautiful picture of a roofless garden or a spacious home with many windows, few walls, and as little a barrier as possible between human and nature. But in reality, “open architecture” has to do with the unsexy steel of computers, the motherboards and software that gets run.…Continue
Added by Tim Cohen on April 20, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Combustion Safety Testing is one of the most important components of the HEP QCI exam. Because it is linked to the safety of the occupants, it has been a fundamental element of BPI exams since the inception of the organization. As we make homes tighter and more energy efficient, we cut back on the…Continue
Added by Paul Raymer on April 20, 2015 at 4:13am — No Comments
A quality control program requires knowing a lot about a lot of different subjects. A HEP (BPI Home Energy Professional) Quality Control Inspector is qualified to compare a project outcome to the project requirements or work scope so that the final result is satisfactory to both the program and the homeowner. It requires both technical knowledge as well as “soft skills” which are…Continue
Added by Paul Raymer on April 14, 2015 at 4:03am — No Comments
GAF has introduced training called the Home Energy Saver Certificate - Building Science for the Roofing Professional. It's online, ondemand training narrated by Shane Monday of HUB Energy Group. The professional roofing contractor sees a much larger number of existing homes than many other types of contractors. We're working to connect them with Home Energy Professionals.
You can check out the training we developed and register for free at:…Continue
Added by Martin Grohman on April 8, 2015 at 7:19am — No Comments
In a partnership of Latvia scientistists has been developed a building energy efficiency evaluation program.
Energy audit is a procedure of building survey and analysis, which aims to identify incoming and outgoing flows of energy in the building. After energy audit, energy-saving features (energy efficiency measures) can be determined and evaluate from the technical and economic point of view. Energy audit role began to rise in the last few years, when heating…Continue
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