Beyond the Boilerplate
September Newsletter - Curated by Boilersource
2023 Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment
October 25–27, 2023
Renaissance Arlington Capital View
Washington D.C. Metro Area
The Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment will be an information and idea exchange, between stakeholders in the built environment industry, concerning the timely and important topic of reducing carbon emissions from buildings. The goal is to discuss the design, construction, ownership, and operation of facilities targeted for reduced or neutral impact on the environment with respect to carbon footprint. A primary objective of the conference is to enhance the knowledge base in North America on decarbonization efforts.
The conference is organized by ASHRAE, AIA, APPA, BOMA, and IFMA.
The conference will focus on educating attendees on methods to decrease carbon emissions, both embodied and operational, to reduce the impact of buildings on the climate crises. The conference program will address current and future governmental policies and regulations for which engineers, architects, owners, and operators need to be aware of to address environmentally-responsible building requirements.
“The goal of this conference is to bring persons who work in all aspects of building design, construction, operation, ownership and management into the same room to address how the building industry as a whole can improve the impact buildings have on the global climate crises,” said ASHRAE President-Elect Ginger Scoggins. “Since building design, construction and operation contribute close to 40% of total global emissions of carbon, it is imperative that we all work together to develop a path forward to address our impact”.
Do you need a temporary boiler for added capacity, planned maintenance, or for an unplanned event?
We supply high-quality, dependable rental boilers to industrial and heavy-commercial facilities. Through our relationship with Nationwide Boiler Rental, we have over 100 rental boilers and related equipment in our fleet, our rental inventory is stored, maintained and ready to deploy. We are strategically positioned to provide reliable rental boiler equipment on a fast-track basis no matter the location.
Ask us about our Free Operations Crisis Planning visit so we can plan for a businesses’ operational sustainability before a boiler is needed.
Boiler water treatment chemicals provided by BOILERSOURCE use proven chemical combinations in a wide range of Ultra-Concentrate mixtures and delivery form options. The products are transported in a low carbon footprint profile and applied easily on-site with a patented No Touch Dispensing System. You gain all the advantages of a proven water treatment program with all the additional sustainability, safety, and mechanical room neatness benefits of liquid concentrate.
Frequently Asked Questions
While we are here to always answer the phone and your questions, we’ve compiled a list of top “asks” for your information:
Can I pick up a part very early in the morning or very late at night?
Yes. If you pre-arrange for a pick up at our lock-up box located just outside our will call counter in Arlington Heights, Illinois. This box will be locked with a combination code; this code will be given to you when you arrange the pick up.
Can I have a part delivered on the same day?
Depending on the time of transaction, we can arrange with Quick Delivery Service Inc. to deliver that same morning or afternoon. We often deliver direct to service technicians on the job site.
Can I cancel my order?
Yes, you can, as long as the part has not been manufactured by the vendor or shipped. If the order has already been sent to the vendor, we will attempt to cancel the order but cannot guarantee that the cancellation will be possible. If we cannot cancel the order, there may be a re-stocking charge. If you do receive an order that was canceled, please accept delivery of the item and contact our parts department for return instructions.
How are shipping charges determined?
Shipping charges will vary, according to the product type and destination. All big ticket items are shipped F.O.B. factory and are generally shipped common carrier or private carrier and require higher shipping rates. Most parts are shipped via UPS (because they offer package insurance and excellent tracking software). Sometimes items require express shipping; in most cases this rapid delivery requires an additional fee.
Are you hiring Sales Engineers?
Boilersource is always looking for quality sales engineers to call on local consultants and mechanical contractors, to meet assigned sales quotas. A solid understanding of mechanical/HVAC systems is a plus. Minimum requirements 2 years+ inside sales experience. Very competitive salary and benefits are offered. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you hiring Inside Sales Support/Customer Service Reps?
Boilersource is always looking for self-motivated, highly organized people. Responsibilities include attending to the customers' every need, being the go-to person for the outside sales force, project take-off and quotation, order entry, document coordination, and technical support. A solid understanding of mechanical/HVAC systems is required. Two years+ sales experience helpful but not necessary. Competitive salary and benefits are offered. Email your resume to email@example.com.
Entertainment & Amusements
With daylight saving time (DST) going into effect on November 5th this year, sunlight will become scarcer as the clocks turn back one hour.
The sun is also difficult to find in this fall-themed brain teaser hidden within a colorful array of leaves and acorns. Can you spot it?
CAN YOU SPOT THE SUN AMONG THE LEAVES AND ACORNS?
Stumped? Click on the picture for the answer!
Zucchini is the unsung hero of autumn baking, and we promise, it’s anything but a squashy experience!
MOM’S ZUCCHINI BREAD!
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease and flour 2 (12-cup) muffin tins or two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans.
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the egg mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini until well combined. Fill muffin cups ¾ of the way full with batter or divide the batter between the two loaf pans if using.
Bake the muffins, rotating the muffin pans from front to back and top to bottom halfway through the cooking time, until the muffins are browned and a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean for 18-20 minutes.
Transfer the pans to wire racks and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pans and cool completely.
Alternately if making zucchini bread, bake the 2 loaves for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.