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OCTOBER 21, 2011 Guest Post: The Importance of Sustainable Supply Chain Maintenance
Today’s guest post is provided by Kaity Nakagoshi, who is writing for The University of San Francisco, in partnership with University Alliance. The University of San Francisco offers higher education opportunities through online masters certificates, including supply chain management and sustainable supply chain management. Implementing Green Building Practices.
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AUGUST 14, 2011 Hardwood floor installation a DIY project
Click HERE for the full article | San Francisco Chronicle. Home Improvement a/c air conditioner air conditioning commercial furnace cooling diy duct cleaning electrical electrician faucets filtration furnace furnace filters heating home improvement leaks leaky pipes plumbing residential furnace sinks toilets uv lights water heaters whole house generators zone temperature controlHardwood floors are and always have been a rich look in any home and in any room. Don’t do anything with it for the first 24 hours. Next, prepare the room.
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MAY 1, 2011 Sites We Like – Solar City
including NABCEP-certified electricians, experienced roofers and integrators for large-scale projects. General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Homeland Security, national landmarks such as San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, and well-known corporate clients, including Intel, British Motors and eBay. We understand that the environmental impact of energy production is one of the greatest challenges that our planet will face in the near future, and are committed to doing our part to alleviate this impact. Sites We Like
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FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Deep-Sea Robot Technician: SmartVan’s Job of the Week
They are currently seeking a field service engineer working out of the San Francisco Bay Area to ensure customer satisfaction by providing installation, preventative maintenance, diagnostic and repair, and validation services that keeps equipment operating safely and reliably. If you have an interest in ROVs, electronics, and international travel, this is the job for you. Apply here.
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JUNE 7, 2011 Mike Rowe Testifies Before the Senate Commerce Committee
His name was Carl Knobel, and he made his living in Baltimore as a Master Electrician. Thirty years later in San Francisco when my toilet blew up again. We mentioned in a previous blog post that this blog is now being featured on Mike Rowe's TradesHub. Mike himself had some very insightful things to say in the Senate recently, that we feel is worth of reposting here. big one.
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JULY 27, 2012 Fed Report Contains Good News for Tradesmen
However, a new report put out by the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco should count as good news for people who’ve either been laid off from their jobs in the trades, or who are looking to re-hire empty positions: Most new hires in the U.S., It isn’t that there aren’t enough young people qualified to be electricians, for instance. They made up 2.3
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THE SMART VAN Fed Report Contains Good News for Tradesmen
| FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
However, a new report put out by the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco
should count as good news for people who’ve either been laid off from their jobs in the trades, or who are looking to re-hire empty positions: Most new hires in the U.S., It isn’t that there aren’t enough young people qualified to be electricians
, for instance. It’s that most of the people being hired on as electricians
come from a different background, and so the entire process of hiring has to be slowed down as they come aboard. They made up 2.3 MORE >>
GREEN GODDESS DIY or NO AYE AYE!
| SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009
Because we did not do free estimates and charged fees like many Electricians
and Plumbers we were at least able to reclaim costs for any lost time, etc. Tony Contreras, who works at a nonprofit legal service clinic in San Francisco
, saves money on his daughter’s haircut by trimming it himself. When I read this in the NY Times I had a good laugh. in my current incarnation very much encourage DIY when appropriate. One of the things I like to advise my residential customers about is what they CAN do themselves and what they CANNOT do themselves. Simple ask a handyman. The No. MORE >>
GREEN GODDESS When Buildings go Bad
| TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
It was built in the city itself as Seattle was trying to turn the Belltown neighborhood into some version of a San Francisco
/New York style hood which of course fails on that account as well. Even electricians
who can see problems will not say anything so mistakes go undocumented. I am reprinting an article on a local Apartment structure called the McGuire, as it brings to light many issues I frequently address when talking about buildings, building codes, third party verifications, etc. The McGuire is not a "green" building. This sounds great already. MORE >>
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