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Thermostats, TRC and Our Elevator Speech

Posted Mar 15, 2018 by Ryan Kiscaden

But what is it that you do?

Most of us have had the experience asking that question (mentally) of someone who just spent five minutes describing themselves and their company, yet the precise definition of the person’s duties or the company’s purpose remained hazy.

Thermostat Recycling Corp. is fortunate that I can distill what we do and explain our mission in a simple sentence: We keep mercury out of the waste stream to protect the environment.

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The TRC Journey with a Chicago Message

Posted Feb 8, 2018 by Ryan Kiscaden

I’m pausing during my visit to Chicago for the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance conference, mulling over how relevant this event is to TRC’s mission: removing and recycling mercury-filled thermostats throughout the United States.

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The Power of Public Comment

Posted Jan 18, 2018 by Ryan Kiscaden

The city of Philadelphia recently issued a 55-page report, “Power Our Future: A Clean Energy Vision for Philadelphia.” It was an admirable undertaking, attempting to develop and articulate a plan that was logical, workable and most important, responsive to energy and environmental concerns for the city’s long-term future.

We should commend them for the effort. However, the alarm bell started ringing when I read this sentence: “Buy a programmable thermostat to reduce energy usage when you’re away from home.” On the surface, a sensible suggestion. However, what was lacking is any advice that a consumer or business should follow if they were replacing a mercury-filled unit.

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