Posts Tagged ‘ Arlene Stewart ’

Guest Blog: Is There a Paradigm Shift on the Horizon for Home Retrofits?

Nov 20th, 2012

by Arlene Stewart Running a business would be so much easier if you could buy a crystal ball when you filed your incorporation papers. Then you’d really know what to prepare for in the next quarter, next year and five years out. We all know it’s nowhere near that easy. While past activity is certainly [...]

Arlene Stewart Named FHBA Top Associate

Nov 8th, 2012

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Arlene Stewart, owner of AZS Consulting in Gainesville, Fla., a firm which specializes in working with builders on energy-efficiency in their homes and structures, was named the Florida Home Builders Association’s (FHBA’s) 2012 Associate Member of the Year at last week’s fall Conference in St. Petersburg. Stewart is a member of the Builders Association of [...]

Guest Blog: You’re a Fear Monger!!

Oct 9th, 2012

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“That’s what you are!” hissed the architect, wagging his finger at me just before he stomped out of the session I gave on Federal Trade Commission Green Guide implications at the Southern Design Symposium on October 4, 2012. It’s not the first time I’ve been the bearer of unwelcome news and I doubt it will [...]

Experts Provide Updates on Green Claims and Certification Programs

Apr 12th, 2012

Fenestration Day attendees received first-hand knowledge on green industry information this morning. Arlene Stewart with AZS Consulting, who is known as an energy expert in the industry, talked to attendees about what to do when it comes to making green claims. She was followed by Tracy Rogers with Quanex Building Products and a member of [...]

Guest Blog: Weighing in on FTC Decision

Feb 23rd, 2012

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced cases against five window companies in their efforts “to ensure that environmental marketing is truthful and based on solid scientific evidence.” As I read the FTC documents, I realize it’s going to take me far longer than the 24 hours that I’ve had them to completely understand the ramifications [...]