5 Tips to Help Plan a Home Renovation

For home renovations, there are a lot of big decisions that need to be made, which often makes it hard to know that you’re making the right call.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — When it comes to renovating your home, there are a lot of big decisions that need to be made, and it can be hard to always be sure that you’re making the right call. There are a few things that everyone should keep in mind when they are deciding on renovating their house that will help them with making these decisions.

The most popular home renovations that people choose are of course, kitchen remodels, bathroom renovations, and home additions. These are most popular for several reasons, the first being that they are the ones that often add the most value to homes. When you are undertaking a home renovation or remodel, you must make sure that it is adding value to your house – otherwise it can be a large waste of time and money. The second reason why these are the most popular home renovations is because they are the most commonly used areas. Bathrooms and kitchens are used every day, by everyone in the house. It is no wonder why they are often redone!

Our other tips for home renovations are below.

Tip #1: Don’t underestimate the cost of renovations.
Home renovations should not be taken lightly. When renovating, you are changing your home, so you must make sure that when all is said and done, that you’re happy with the final product. This means that you shouldn’t cheap out and go with lower cost materials or labour. In home remodeling, you get what you pay for. Make sure you’re budgeting for what you want, so that way you won’t want to just remodel again in a few years.

Tip #2: Make sure you’re adding value.
This is one of the most important tips for a home renovation. If your new home addition or renovation isn’t adding value to your house, it may not be worth undertaking. While it’s important to make sure that you like the renovation, if you’re going to be planning on selling your house in the hear future you have to make sure that whoever is going to be buying your house will like the renovations as well. Another important aspect of adding value is that it essentially negates the cost of the renovation, or at least minimizes it. If you spend $75,000 on a renovation, but it increases the value of your home by an equivalent amount, then your renovation costs are essentially at a net zero.

Tip #3: Find the right home renovation company for you.
There are a lot of renovation companies out there that will promise you the moon, but unfortunately under deliver on results. It is imperative that you find a home renovation company that has a proven track record of delivering over and above for their clients, and that can provide references and job samples. Do your research, and then, when you feel confident in your decision, make your choice.

If you keep these simple tips in mind when doing a home renovation, you’ll come out being more than happy with the results. It is a big decision, so don’t be afraid to take your time so that you feel confident in all of your choices.

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Invest in – SIDCO's Net Zero Home that received US Department's Home Energy Score of 10 – How?

Energy Efficient Passive Inspired Design.

Open floor plan – Living Room

Custom cabinet with Induction BOSCH range.

CA Building Code adopts Net-Zero Energy by 20/20. Explore this Energy Efficient home and save hundreds per month now by combining rooftop solar and Heat Pump.

The impact of climate change on health and exposure to air pollution causes 7 millions deaths worldwide every year and costs an estimated 5 trillion in welfare losses globally- Build Net Zero Homes.”

— Mohan Mahal – SIDCO Homes Inc.

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, USA, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Invest in SIDCO – (Sustainable Innovative Design & Construction) home and enjoy the comfortable environment and best indoor air quality in a Energy Efficient Home. Net Zero Home produces more energy than it consumes over a period of one year. Homes uses renewable energy produced by Solar panels which are prepaid and are included in price the house with a 25 year warranty. SIDCO Homes may provide allowance for the lease of an electric car of your choice thus taking one more car off the road that uses combustion fuel. But why do all this – Visit this home at 4910 Kenlar Drive, San Jose, Ca. 95124 or contact Francine Terrell at 408-202-5875 for personal viewing. Here is the rest of the story.

Mohan Mahal – Founder & CEO of SIDCO Homes is "Thankful to the Donor for a Gift of Life." for receiving a Heart Transplant 25 years ago. Till today I do not know if I got inspired or my new Heart that gave me new life got inspired by Dr Wolfgang Feist in Germany to build Passive Homes. A passive home is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra low-energy buildings that require little energy for space heating and cooling. Passive Houses allow for space heating and cooling related energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical building it makes efficient use of the sun, internal heat sources and heat recovery, rendering conventional heating systems unnecessary throughout even in the coldest of winters.

How do we achieve these results in a remodeling project.

1. Make sure your walls and attic are well insulated.: – The house was taken down to the stud level and framers installed new walls where needed. Title 24 modeling was done to make the attic space as the closed sealed attic. Closed cell spray foam was used to seal the walls and the under the roof. This provided insulation and sealed all the openings to make the house airtight and Energy Efficient.

2.Upgrade or replace windows: – We replaced and installed all new double pane windows with the low u value. to keep the inside worm during winter and cool during summer months. The windows are sealed and made air tight.

3. Replace an older furnace with a high-efficiency system: – This is the most significant part of the Net Zero Home to conserve the energy. Typical homes have the furnaces using the gas for heating and air conditioning for cooling. SIDCO now has moved on to the Heat Pump technology which is more efficient than the furnaces. It provide the heating and cooling for the property. The power for these units are provided by Solar PV's.

4. Improve the efficiency of your hot water system: – The conventional systems have been water heaters keeping the water hot at all times. We have converted this house to the Tankless water system with a recirculation pump with enough capacity to supply the home with three bathrooms and a kitchen. There is new copper plumbing in the house and all the drain lines have also been replaced and installed.

5. Replace incandescent lightbulbs with LED lights: – This house has 100% LED lights in all the rooms. We have also use motion sensors in the bathrooms as needed by code to conserve the energy. In addition to this we have all new electric wiring in the whole house.

6. Install new refrigerator and appliances: – To improve the quality of the air in the house we have used BOSCH new appliances. The stove is induction cooking range which uses energy only when the pot is placed on the stove. To maximize the use of the Solar PV power the Washer and Dryer for this house is Miele Electric.

7. Installation of the new Roof:- The house has a complete new roof with 50 year warranty of Presidential Elite roofing material with OSB underlayment.

8. Totally Landscaped with water conservation drip system: – A project tis not complete till you give it a good curve appeal. We have the property completely landscaped for the family with water conservation plant and drip system for irrigation. There is a complete walk way around the house with concrete patio and storage area.

9. Schedule an energy audit: – Once the house was built and the doors and windows installed we got the blower door test done and applied for the US Departments's Home Energy Report. Once we got the result we were very proud of our accomplishment of building a home that got the highest score of 10 out of 10.

Where does the saving come from when you invest in a SIDCO Home? A typical homeowner with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths and four occupants spends on an average $200 on the energy bill about $200 for driving a gas car and another $200 on the payment or lease of car.

SIDCO – Homes are built with: – Solar panels installed and paid for with a 25-year warranty with electric bill less than $50.00. SIDCO may provide the allowance to pay for a two years lease on an electric car and the house has a 240 volt 40 Amp outlet installed for charging thus a saving of hundreds per month.

Please help us mitigate the climate change one house at a time and invest in the SIDCO Homes and enjoy the comfort of a Passive Inspired Energy Efficient Home.

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Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Vineland New Jersey

Each Workers’ Compensation Claim is different and needs to be handled carefully by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

You are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you sustain a workplace injury or an occupational illness preventing you from returning to a job.”

— Craig Altman, Esq.

VINELAND, NJ, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — +

You are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you sustain a workplace injury or an occupational illness preventing you from returning to a job according to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law. Benefits from a workplace accident can be permanent disability benefits, temporary disability benefits, or death benefits.

Each Workers’ Compensation Claim is different and needs to be handled carefully by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. If not, you may lose wages, compensation for medical bills, and other damages that as an injured worker you deserve.

WHO YOU ARE
You’re from Vineland, New Jersey. Since 1952 workers like you have been the tough, hardworking and independent backbone of the town’s workforce. From “The Avenue” to the Boulevard, you represent your town with the same work ethic that Vineland-native Mike Trout brings to every at-bat. But just like Trout can hit the Disabled List, Vineland workers can also get injured on the job. If you do get hurt at work, you’re going to need to review your options carefully and consider workers’ compensation benefits.

You are the heart and soul of Vineland, New Jersey. You are its workforce.

You may be a teacher, working at D’Ippolito Elementary School and suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or neck/back injuries from repetitive grading too many papers long into the night.

You could be a part of the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society devoting your life to protecting the cultural identity of Vineland’s past. But who protects you when you are injured at work? Under certain circumstances the “benefits” promised to workers may get denied or not correctly cover accidents at work. This is where trained workers’ compensation attorneys who are familiar with New Jersey’s Worker’s Compensation Laws step in to assist.

You may be a DJ working at one of Vineland’s locally-licensed radio stations such as WVLT (92.1) or WMIZ (1270). Injuries happen everywhere, even in showbiz! The most common injuries for media and communications industry workers include:

Strains and sprains from repetitive trauma
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Being struck by a falling object
Carpal tunnel or back injuries from repetitive motion
Being caught in or injured by a machine at the office
Accidents involving tools

A work-related injury can happen at any time. You were doing your job, handling your business and bringing home the bacon. But then you got hurt at work, and now your family’s financial future is in the hands of strangers. Choose your workers’ compensation attorney wisely. Don’t play games with your benefits or wait to file your claim. The insurance company does not have your interests at heart and is not on your side, but a skilled workers’ comp lawyer does.

WHO WE ARE
Experienced Vineland Work Injury Lawyers
The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are Vineland’s premier Workers’ Compensation law firm. Vineland works hard, and the legal team at Craig Altman’s law firm works even harder to protect Vineland workers, getting them the compensation they deserve.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
Handle All Types of Work Injury Cases

For residents of Vineland in Cumberland County, New Jersey, Craig Altman is the go-to law firm for workers’ compensation claims. From work accidents to car accidents, we handle all kinds of workers’ comp cases. The local community rests easy knowing the highly skilled workers’ comp lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are on the job. The firm is recognized in the legal communities of South Jersey and Philadelphia as experts in this practice area of workman’s comp, social security disability, and personal injury.

Contact Craig today and tap his expert legal mind for a free consultation. The attorney-client relationship is the cornerstone of our success, and your health and safety are of the most crucial aspects of your situation to us. Therefore, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not charge you a fee until we win your case and get your workers’ comp benefits secure. Contact us today at 856-327-8899 for a free consultation.

THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROCESS IN VINELAND
How Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Vineland go to Work for You

The workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Altman are happy to meet with you at the firm’s Vineland office right on Landis Ave. We are based in the heart of Vineland because we are here for the workers. If you have been hurt on the job, our immediate advice is:

report your injury to your employer as soon as possible, because their workers’ compensation insurance has protocols it must follow
document all medical expenses and medical care, including hospitals, physicians, physical therapy, tests, procedures

This way Craig Altman can obtain all records and contact information to best help you with your workers’ compensation claim. At that point, your application for benefits will be checked for compliance by your employer’s workers’ comp insurance plan. With the lawyers at Craig Altman on your side, we will make sure that the forms and medical information required by the state are correctly submitted to avoid a denial of the claim.

If your claim is approved for less than it should have been according to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law, then Craig Altman will defend your claim and get you the full amount you deserve.

FURTHER PROBLEMS WHEN HURT ON THE JOB IN VINELAND, NJ
A wide variety of disputes can happen when you file a workers’ compensation claim, including:

Lost wages: Your rate of pay can be set improperly, giving you less compensation than you deserve.
A challenge to your status: Your employer could challenge your compensation, claiming you are ineligible for benefits
Denial of treatment: You could be denied the necessary medical treatment for your injuries or denied the ability to see the doctor of your choice

If any of these things happen, do not panic. Craig Altman is on your side and will have an answer to every question posed and a solution to every challenge you face concerning your legal rights. The insurance companies can drag their feet, but as an injured employee Craig Altman and his team of Workers’ Compensation experts will hold those feet to the fire to help you.

HIRE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY TODAY
So what are you waiting for? Craig Altman has the experience, skill, and motivation to get you the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve by New Jersey State Law. Contact Craig today for a free evaluation of your claim and let’s get started!

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

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Bachelorette’s Garrett Yrigoyen Steps into the Outdoor World with Gage Outdoor Expeditions

Bachelorette Season 14 winner Garrett Yrigoyen teams up with Gage Outdoor Expeditions, a premier booking agent, for a series of hosted hunting & fishing trips.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —
(Minneapolis, MN): Gage Outdoor Expeditions, a global leader in brokering hunting and fishing trips around the world, announces the launch of its hosted events featuring Garrett Yrigoyen, winner of the Bachelorette Season 14. Garrett, an avid fisherman and upland hunter, will be hosting multiple trips around the world this year with Gage and their professional guides and outfitters. Stay tuned for the specific locations and itineraries. Possible excursions include pheasant hunting at the historic Thunderstik Lodge in Chamberlain, SD; fishing at one of our remote lodges in Canada or Alaska; Africa Safaris; Argentina dove hunting and more. Wherever Garrett is, Bachelorette Becca is not far away, so keep your eye peeled for a possible plus one.

In addition to launching hosted trips, Gage Outdoor Expeditions has other exciting new projects in the works including its “Hunt to Table” gourmet program, Rescue Dog Re-Homing of Hunting Dogs Program, new experience-based trips and Next Generation (multi-gen) programming.

Garrett Yrigoyen Bio: California native, Garrett Yrigoyen, discovered his love for the great outdoors as a young boy when his parents would take his family on camping trips in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains. It was there, at the age of 4, where his addiction to reel-in fish began. A handful of years later, Garrett began hunting dove and pheasant in the very fields that his father farmed. For a number of years education and sports took precedence over the opportunity to hunt and fish. In 2007 he was the male senior all-around athlete for Sierra High School in Manteca, CA. In junior college, he started at third base for the San Joaquin Delta College Mustangs baseball team who placed second at the California state championship. He then moved on to the University of Nevada Reno where he obtained a degree while starting each year at third base for the Wolfpack baseball team. While living in Nevada, he developed a passion for hunting chukar high up in the mountains and fly fishing on local rivers, streams, and lakes chasing rainbow, brown, golden and Lahontan cutthroat trout. He was the last man standing on Season 14 of ABC’s the Bachelorette with Becca Kufrin and is now pursing his passion for fishing and hunting with us at Gage Outdoor.

About Big Hat Outdoors: Big Hat Outdoors, LLC is the parent company of Gage Outdoors founded by of John and Kimberly Kalan of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Big Hat includes Thunderstik Lodge, located in Chamberlain, South Dakota, along the banks of the Missouri River. Big Hat’s other brands are Rooster Ridge Hunting Lodge (also in Chamberlain), Gage Outdoor Expeditions, and High Profile Grounds Maintenance and Green Solutions (Minneapolis). www.gageoutdoor.com

Read more about Garrett and check out his 1st event at Historic Thunderstik Lodge. https://gageoutdoor.com/hunt-with-garrett-yrigoyen/

Mercy Sells
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Durango Welcomes Melanie Mackay, P. Geo to its Board of Directors

Durango Resources Inc. (TSX:DGO)

Melanie brings geological expertise with both provincial and federal government experience which will be useful for advancing our Mayner’s Fortune project in northern B.C.”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver, BC / December 13, 2018 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (OTCQB-ATOXF) (Frankfurt – 86A1), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Melanie Mackay, P.Geo to its board of directors.

Mrs. Mackay is a Canadian-born professional geoscientist, with First Nations heritage, specializing in all aspects of coal and metal projects, in both junior and senior mining companies. Mrs. Mackay’s expertise is in evaluation, modelling, feasibility and forecasting mine specific projects. She obtained her BSF Forest Resources Management degree in 1998 from the University of British Columbia (“UBC”), followed by an Honours B.Sc. Geological Sciences degree from UBC. Her affiliations include the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., ISO-Canadian Advisory Committee member and the Canadian Carbonization Research Association.

Mrs. Mackay is President of the Western Canadian Coal Society which is a non-profit organization directed by volunteers from mining, exploration and research organizations providing a technical networking group for professionals. She was appointed by the Minister of Transportation, with approval from the Governor in Council as a member of the board of directors for Ridley Terminals Inc. (“RTI”). RTI is a world class bulk handling terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia supplying metallurgical and thermal coal and petroleum coke to the Asian markets from B.C. and Alberta.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “We are excited to have Melanie Mackay join our board as we continue to enhance our team with highly technical individuals who can assist in the advancement of our projects. Melanie brings geological expertise with both provincial and federal government experience which will be useful for advancing our Mayner’s Fortune project in northern B.C. Durango remains poised for discovery with key asset locations in both B.C. and Quebec, Canada.”

Mrs. MacKay has been granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Durango, at an exercise price of $0.07 per share, with an expiry date that is three years from the grant date.

About Mayner’s Fortune
The Mayner’s Fortune Limestone project is located 7.5km south of the Terrace, B.C. and has year-round road and CN rail access. The project is the one of the closest known road access limestone deposits to the recently announced $40 billion LNG project in Kitimat, B.C.

About Durango
Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totaling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com
Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Sword Active Risk opens new office in Kuala Lumpur as part of global expansion plans

Expansion in Malaysia supports increased customer demand for risk management software and expertise in Far East

Our new office in Kuala Lumpur supports our expansion plans to help meet the growing demand for risk management software, building on our current presence in Asia.”

— Keith Ricketts, Vice President of Marketing, Sword Active Risk

MAIDENHEAD, BERKS, UK, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sword Active Risk, a supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part its continued global expansion plans. As well as developing and working with new clients in the area, the office in Kuala Lumpur will also support Active Risk’s sales and support operations in Melbourne.

Keith Ricketts, Vice President of Marketing at Sword Active Risk said; “Our new office in Kuala Lumpur supports our expansion plans to help meet the growing demand for risk management software, building on our current presence in Asia. This focus on Malaysia is as a result of the demand in the area for our risk management solution from many different industries – including railway, engineering and utilities organizations. They have large, complex infrastructure projects which carry high risk in operational costs and resource management to deliver and complete in rigid timescales. ARM is proven risk management software that has been deployed by clients in many high profile projects and we have worked with partners to deliver on the critical milestones.”

Sword Active Risk has recently completed the last of its Global Conference events, held in Sydney, for ARM customers, risk practitioners and risk consultants. The company launched a Partner Program for Risk Consultants in July 2017 as part of its engagement with the risk community, which will also be a focus for the new Malaysian office. Partners like SNS Eng in Asia are already providing specialist enterprise risk management and systems engineering consulting services for customers in the defense, engineering and construction industries in the region, supported by Active Risk Manager.

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Apple Self Storage Donates $18,460 To The ABLE Network

Apple Self Storage donated a total of $18,460 to the ABLE Network, a non-profit organization assisting young adults with intellectual disabilities.

The money you raised goes a long way towards making our program affordable to families that can benefit from it.”

— Barb Allan

AURORA, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Apple Self Storage has been working with The ABLE Network for many years. Last year they donated a total of $15,580 but this year they were able to raise $50,000 through a series of support programs. This month they presented a giant cheque totalling $18,460 to Doug Sooley at the Annual Awards Dinner. They are proud and honoured to have Doug as such a wonderful addition to the administration team at Apple Self Storage.

The Founder of the ABLE Network, Barb Allan says "ABLE sends a huge THANK YOU to all of you for the HUGE cheque that you gave us! Your support is so amazing!! How lucky are we to be part of your amazing organization! The money you raised goes a long way towards making our program affordable to families that can benefit from it. We really appreciate your continuous support. Many, many thanks from all of us at ABLE!"

MORE ABOUT APPLE SELF STORAGE
Known for having the best managed self storage facilities in Canada, Apple Self Storage strives to deliver a genuine and authentically great storage experience across every one of its 33 facilities. The family-owned company has established close bonds with the communities in which it operates through regular pursuit of opportunities to assist organizations that enrich them. It has done so since their very first facility opened in 1974. Apple Self Storage is actively looking to expand their third party management platform as well as expanding through acquisitions and new developments.

MORE ABOUT THE ABLE NETWORK:
The ABLE Network is a fee for service, registered charity located in Aurora, Ontario. Their participants are supported in 5 core programs of work experience, transit training, recreation, literacy and volunteer activities. The ABLE Network is based on strong principles and research that states that inclusion of persons with an ID in natural settings provides them with an equal opportunity to make a contribution to the health and well-being of their community.

For more information about the ABLE Network visit: http://www.theablenetwork.ca/

David Allan, VP Development
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Lynette R. Monzo of Monzo HVAC Consulting to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Energy efficiency is all about doing things better, smarter and faster, identifying ways to save money by being less wasteful with the energy we consume.

Lynette R. Monzo is the founder of Monzo HVAC Consulting, which specializes in energy efficiency. Monzo HVAC Consulting helps property managers and owners run buildings more efficiently; it’s greener for the world and more green in your wallet.

“Controlling HVAC equipment saves you energy, which in turn saves you money through your energy bills,” says Monzo.

Monzo works primarily with hotels, restaurants, and commercial buildings with multiple tenants, monitoring and controlling HVAC units remotely to run only when they should run and how much energy to expend based on what the tenants’ needs are. Why run a fan all day if someone is not using the space all day?

Monzo can even monitor to see what opportunities exist for further efficiency.

“If there's an issue with the unit they can either make adjustments, or we can catch it before a major failure happens if we're monitoring the building,” says Monzo. “By adjusting the HVAC to run according to the tenant's needs, they end up saving electricity, so their electric bill goes way down. We have multiple customers who have saved $100,000 in one month.” This was also after a major controls upgrade, but the savings vary according to each building.

Though the consultancy has only been independent for two years, Monzo and her husband have worked in the industry for over 25 years, earning a stellar reputation in the process. The strength of their relationships with their customers have allowed Monzo HVAC Consulting to enjoy success very quickly. They plan to expand beyond California to other states.

“We've been in the business for a long time before striking out on our own two years ago,” says Monzo. “Our customers knew our ethics, liked how we worked because we found these opportunities while we were servicing their HVAC Units. Customers are with us because of us, because of our team, because we care about the customer.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Lynette R. Monzo in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on December 14th at 4pm EST and with Jim Masters on December 21st at 4pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Monzo HVAC Consulting, visit www.monzohvacconsulting.org

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Illinois real estate attorney William B. Blanchard publishes article series on the role of legal assistants

William B. Blanchard, Real Estate Attorney

William B. Blanchard, Real Estate Attorney

Website of William Blanchard Law

Website of William Blanchard Law

Blog of William B Blanchard at williamblanchardblog.blogspot.com

Blog of William B Blanchard at williamblanchardblog.blogspot.com

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Attorney Profile of William B Blanchard

Attorney Profile of William B Blanchard

The economic pressure is on to transfer more and more legal work assignments to Paralegals to keep a law firm competitive, explains William Blanchard, Esq.

William B. Blanchard, Attorney at Law (N/A:N/A)

The reality today is that a large part of client interactions is handled by Paralegals, such as gathering necessary information, drafting forms, … and providing answers to questions”

— William "Bill" Blanchard, Real Estate Lawyer

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As William B. Blanchard explains in his new article series, Paralegals are gradually taking on more and more tasks that in the past were handled exclusively by Attorneys. The beneficiaries of this evolution are primarily the clients because of lower costs and easier access to information. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Blanchard at https://williamblanchardblog.blogspot.com/

The Paralegal (or Legal Assistant) has evolved into a critical component of the modern law office. Today, most law firms and businesses with legal departments could not function without them. In fact, it seems that Paralegals already handle most of the day-to-day routine legal support, including gathering information from clients. However, there have been some dramatic changes since the 1990s in the way Attorneys and Paralegals work. In fact, the economic pressure is on to transfer more and more legal work assignments to Paralegal to keep a law firm or other business competitive.

In his new four-part article, William Blanchard reviews how Paralegals are used in a law office or business setting today, how work assignments are divided up between Attorneys and Paralegals, and what ethical requirements apply. In adapting to today’s economic reality, the likely beneficiary of the emerging trend is the client because of reduced

The general job description for Paralegals may seem rather mundane: “Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.” (see O*NET, below). In fact, as discussed below, it is a hands-on job of increasing importance as law firms and businesses are under pressure to reduce costs in a competitive economy.

Paralegal work now requires extensive use of Technology Skills, such as:

* Analytical or scientific software — Office software; LexisNexis, CourtLink; Strategic Profiles; Uniscribe; Wilson's
Computer Applications; RealEasy Appraisals
* Database user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access; Relativity e-Discovery; TrialWorks
* Desktop publishing software — Digital contract software; Microsoft Publisher; ProForce; Paralegal Pro-Pack; Sure Will Writer
* Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat; CaseSoft DepPrep; PDF; Snake Easy Bates; Summation Blaze
* Information retrieval or search software — American LegalNet USCourtForms; LexisNexis; Thomson West FindLaw; Westlaw Real Property Deed

The detailed Work Activities, however, have remained largely the same and involve:
* Maintain the order of legal documents.
* Prepare legal documents.
* Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
* Confer with court staff to clarify information.
* Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.

The reality today is that a large part of client interactions is handled by Paralegals, such as gathering necessary information, drafting forms, applications and pleadings, and providing answers to questions about the contents of the client file and missing documents. Thus, Paralegal work is not quite as mundane as it appears from the O*NET description. In fact, most of the colorful day-to-day client interactions are presumably handled by Paralegals (subject to ethical rules as discussed below).

One thing has continued unchanged; Paralegals provide essential support to Attorneys, as well as assist in the production and delivery of legal services to the modern client. This “go between client and attorney” career began to develop in the late 1960's when law firms and individual law practitioners sought ways to not only to improve efficiency, but also to reduce costs and expenses – expenses that could be passed along to the client over the course of legal representation. Still, the beneficiary has been the Client because such support work is billed at a much lower rate, and Paralegals tend to be much more accessible than Attorneys with their hectic, deadline-driven schedule. Thus, there is a benefit to both the law firm and the client – Paralegals are able and qualified to perform many services that reduce Attorney time spent on a particular legal matter, thus again resulting in a lower cost to the client. The use of Paralegal services also greatly improves case efficiency and accuracy as the Attorney is now free to spend more time on the more vital aspects of the client’s case. In many cases, work is prepared or drafted by a Paralegal and then reviewed and finalized by an Attorney. This process in many instances provides “a second set of eyes” to check the work product. However, there are ethical restrictions so that the Paralegal does not dispense legal advice and acts like an attorney, even though the boundaries are becoming blurry, explains Mr. Blanchard.

The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Blanchard at https://williamblanchardblog.blogspot.com

About William B. Blanchard

William Blanchard (“Bill Blanchard”) is a real estate attorney with offices in Illinois, in St. Charles and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Bill specializes in representing real estate clients for purchases and sales as well as home owner real estate tax assessment appeals.

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Santa Lands by Helicopter – Saturday

Santa Lands – Saturday at 10:00am – Virginia Village Shopping Center, Leesburg, VA

A long-standing holiday tradition returned in 2017, and now it's one of the most popular events in Loudoun County, VA.

We want families to experience the many Leesburg traditions from the past that have made Leesburg so unique. And, how more unique can you get than Santa arriving by helicopter?”

— Brian Cullen, President, Keane Enterprises

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — It wasn’t considered officially the holiday season in Leesburg, VA until children witnessed Santa Claus flying around Leesburg wishing everyone a Happy Holidays and eventually landing at the Virginia Village Shopping Center on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg. This long-standing tradition started with WAGE Radio (1200AM) in the 1960s. However, this tradition ended long before the radio station officially closed its doors in 2008. In 2017, the tradition was reignited, so get your wish lists ready because Santa and his helicopter, once again, return this holiday season.

Keane Enterprises purchased the 18-acre Virginia Village Shopping Center in June 2017. With the purchase of the property comes new opportunities and the opportunity to relive old traditions. Brian Cullen, President, Keane Enterprises, wants to bring back many of the older Leesburg holiday traditions that made Leesburg unique. One of the most popular Leesburg holiday traditions is Santa arriving in his helicopter to greet holiday well-wishers. Families can witness Santa’s arrival and visit with him on Saturday, December 15 beginning at 10:00am at the Virginia Village Shopping Center on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg.

“We want families to experience the many Leesburg traditions from the past that have made Leesburg so unique. And, how more unique can you get than Santa arriving by helicopter? We brought back this tradition last year and it was a huge success. Children, young and old, lit up with joy as Santa landed to the roar of his adoring fans. That’s the sense of joy we want to bring to families and to the Virginia Village Shopping Center,” stated Cullen.

Families will have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and have their picture taken with him. Children have the opportunity to create a special gift for their loved ones. The Leesburg Farmer’s Market will be in full operation, food trucks, holiday cookies, cider, hot chocolate, etc. will be available. This event is free for the entire family.

Santa Lands is Saturday, December 15 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Virginia Village Shopping Center in Leesburg. Please visit www.SantaVirginiaVillage.com for additional information and to RSVP. Even though the event is free, attendees are asked to RSVP either online prior to the event or at the door.

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About Keane Enterprises
Keane Enterprises is a full service real estate developer and service provider concentrating on mixed-use, office, retail, and residential in the Washington, DC metro area. Through their diverse skill set, navigation of complex entitlements, and intimate knowledge of local market conditions, they are committed to creating lasting value for property owners, occupants and the community.

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