Category Archives: General

LEED addenda for April 2017

The LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction and LEED v4 for Building Operations and Maintenance reference guides were updated to clarify guidance for group and campus projects.

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Are you ready to do Commercial Work?

You don’t need to do everything to be a success in our industry, but what you do should be done well. Don’t allow yourself to feel pressured to dive into the C&I market just because your competitors have. Study and analyze the risks and benefits as well as the impact it will have on your company before you over-commit yourself. It’s quite OK to gracefully withdraw and defer to a more knowledgeable/experienced colleague if you become uncomfortable during the initial discovery process.

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The Right Tool for the Job

There are many salt-free devices for sale, using various approaches like magnetism, radio frequency, ultrasonics, pressure modulation, heat modulation, organic acids, mono/bi/trimetallic reactions, phosphate compounds, chelating agents, and various iterations of media-assisted crystallization. Some do not work at all, but I have seen salt-free scale control options in the marketplace that actually work well under certain chemical and operational conditions in reducing and even preventing hard water scale accumulation. My frustration with most salt-free vendors is the lack of consistent, repeatable, verifiable data on where, when and why these technologies will perform or not perform.

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Neti Pots can be Dangerous

Neti Pots and other gadgets have become a fixture in many homes to flush out clogged nasal passages and help people breathe easier. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), improper use of these neti pots and other nasal rinsing devices can actually increase your risk of serious infection.

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In memoriam – Donald Felton

It is our deepest sorrow to inform you of the passing of Donald Felton the father of our 1983 – 1984 PWQA Past President, Mark Felton. Don passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon.

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WQA Professional Certification – 40 Years on

One of the biggest achievements has been completing the Modular Education Program. It modernized and restructured the content delivery for certification and training to take advantage of current learning technology and best practices in adult learning.

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Rise above the competition

As a business owner, ignorance is your worst enemy. Ignorance leads to lost business opportunities, the inability to hire the best employees and of course, an inevitable loss of income and profitability. As the leader of your organization, you need to stay focused on continuously improving your technical, business and leadership skills. As soon as you think you know it all, or even that you know enough, you’ve begun your descent to business failure and industry obscurity.

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Sustainability Certification – It’s a Big Deal

Consumers want products that are sustainable and environmentally responsible. Consultants, Resellers, and Manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about making environmental claims for fear that they might be accused of “green-washing,” which is the practice of making unfounded, misleading, or unsubstantiated environmental claims.

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Introduction to membrane separations

Membrane separation systems are an environmentally friendly technology and valuable in lowering the overall environmental impact of our projects.

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Lindon City Utah Boil Order

12/23/2016 – Lindon City, Utah announced a boil order because of of E.coli bacteria.

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