Category Archives: The Future

The shortage of skilled workers: A powerful infographic

Check out this info graphic developed by www.ExploreTheTrades.org

Powerful info about our economic future….

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ACI/National Home Performance Conference 2105 App

Stay up to date at the 2015 ACI National Home Performance Conference with our app, sponsored byConservation Services Group. Get the latest information on sessions, presenters, and more by downloading the app to your smartphone. Visit the App Store or Google Play to begin and follow the steps provided here!

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See you in New Orleans!

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iManifold APP quick guide

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The iManifold APP quick guide.

iManifold Quick-Start-Guide rev0

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Tru-Thermal Imaging from your phone

FLIRONE_ViewAThe future just snuck up on me. This is a real game changer! Tru-Thermal Imaging from your phone from FLIR.

“Our mantra is ‘Infrared Everywhere’”, says Andy Teich, CEO of FLIR, “and we really view infrared becoming the sixth sense for human activity to ‘see’ what’s out there in ways the human eye can’t.”

Get your sixth sense in gear for $350. The FLIR One will certainly stimulate the mass market for IR imaging. Learn more HERE and see videos HERE and HERE.

Availability for the FLIR ONE is slated for spring 2014. It will come in colors to match your iPhone (R) (the first compatible devices are iPhone(R) 5 & 5S). In addition to thermal and standard camera elements the unit packs its own rechargeable battery for two hours of power or for use to boost iPhone(R)  battery life. A nice touch!

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RE-cap of RaterFest 2013

“It wasn’t exactly as we planned. However, RaterFest! 2013 may well be the most memorable RaterFest ever, if for no better reason than the “biblical” level of flooding that our locale received starting Thursday morning, the kickoff day for the event. We were supposed to be at a super lovely place in the mountains…” READ MORE

Bill Spohn, President of TruTech Tools showing the new AirFlow Trainer they developed.

Bill Spohn, President of TruTech Tools showing the new AirFlow Trainer they developed.

Bill Spohn of TruTech Tools took the stage next, and we had the world premiere of the TruTech Airflow trainer. Bill guided the audience through a detailed and fascinating discussion of the right and wrong, the true and false of airflow testing and then entertained a mob of folks around the trainer. Awesome!

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Where To Find Talent For Todays Skilled Trades

~ Liz Crawley, August 23, 2013

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In my career history, I have assisted skilled workers find temp-to-hire jobs, advised young adults on how to pursue employment, and most recently, aided college students in determining a direction for their academic major. In each of these roles, I have noticed a disappointing trend.

We keep pushing young adults to get an education and earn a degree, but we do not offer a great deal of help beyond that. “What should I do with this degree?” is a question, that often gets left unanswered.

While working for the university, I ran into several of my graduated students in restaraunts, retail shops, and fast food chains. These students are told there are no jobs and they are unsure if or how they are going to use their education.

At TruTech Tools, our own Bill Spohn shares a concern with me, a concern that these young adults are not fully aware of the career opportunies and earning potential that exists in skilled trades.

Bill Spohn, PE & CEO/Co-Owner of TruTech Tools (TM), LTD is cited in BEC- The hidden talent pool for the skilled trades-1-1, a recent article from Business and Education Connected (BE Connected). In this article, Bill Spohn expresses his concern that too few students are interested in pursuing careers in the trades sector.

Rather than ask why the problem exists, BE Connected proposes a solution, but I won’t give away the ending. Check out this article and please consider how you can do your part. BEC- The hidden talent pool for the skilled trades-1-1

 

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Introducing SnuggPro: A new sales tool for contractors and Energy Auditors

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SnuggPro is a cloud-based laptop and iPad sales tool for residential contractors and energy auditors.

Save time & create compelling homeowner reports to engage with your customers like never before.  

Here are 10 reasons you’ll love SnuggPro
1. It’s Windows, Mac & iPad ready so you can use SnuggPro on your preferred device.
2. Simple data entry helps you learn SnuggPro ridiculously fast.
3. An intuitive interface will save time on every audit.
4. Highly accurate results will boost your credibility with homeowners.
5. 17 types of energy-saving calculations let you suggest the optimal upgrade package.
6. Templates for boilerplate text means you don’t have to re-invent the wheel with every report.
7. Photo manager lets you easily edit and upload images on the fly.
8. Beautiful customized reports help homeowners understand your findings and solutions.
9. Effective sales & proposal tool means you can convert more audits into ugpgrades.
10. Energy Analysis Engine from OptiMiser provides a robust foundation for all your energy modeling needs.

Discover more reasons to love SnuggPro
Visit the SnuggPro website to learn more


Test-drive SnuggPro for free:

Sign up for a 14-day trial.

There are no upfront costs. To cancel the free trial, simply stop using SnuggPro within 14 days and you won’t be charged a dime.
Visit SnuggPro for more details

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