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  • Michigan cottage gets amazing 21st century remodeling

    Mar 22, 2013
    Way up in northeastern Michigan, where lakes abound with bass and the thick woods with stately moose, the frosty winter temperatures regularly dip below 17 degrees Fahrenheit. Here, a weekend getaway cottage on East Twin Lake in Lewiston, Mich., has received an amazing 21st century facelift—complete with an innovative modular roof and a unique framing and insulation system to keep it warm and toasty all winter long.
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  • DOE withdraws pending energy efficiency standards for gas furnaces

    Mar 22, 2013
    The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently agreed to withdraw the pending minimum AFUE (American Fuel Utilization Efficiency) residential furnace energy conservation standards including regional standards for indoor residential non-weatherized gas furnaces.
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  • Lean on me: Putting in policies that save time and labor in residential work

    Mar 22, 2013
    Discover the newest frontier in residential service work—using lean concepts to revolutionize your workplace and make your business more competitive and successful.
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  • American Taxpayer Relief Act Update Energy credit extensions benefit residential contractors, homeowners

    Mar 22, 2013
    On Jan. 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) to address projected tax-rate hikes and expiring tax incentives to avert the “fiscal cliff.” President Obama signed the legislation into law on Jan. 2, 2013. The Act permanently extends provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, P.L. 107-16 (EGTRRA), and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, P.L. 108-27 (JGTRRA). It temporarily extends other tax provisions that had lapsed at midnight on Dec. 31 along with others that had expired a year earlier.
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  • Accounting for residential maintenance agreements

    Mar 22, 2013
    A good maintenance agreement program will help even out cash flow, increase your company’s bottom line, and keep your field employees productive throughout the year. Properly tracking and accounting for these agreements is critical to the success of your maintenance program.
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  • Calling all residential projects—let’s spread the good news!

    Mar 22, 2013
    Got a great residential project you’d like to tell the world about—from new home construction or installing a great retrofit to servicing a condo complex? Let us spread the good news in SMACNA’s upcoming Residential Reports newsletter.
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