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Cougar USA Appoints New President & Expands Leadership Team

Nov 10, 2020 7:55:59 AM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in General Info, Cougar USA Employees

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We are excited to announce the promotion of Tim Zacharias to President of Cougar USA! Tim has been with the company since 2007, having worked in various roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer since 2017.

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Green Stormwater Infrastructure article

Aug 13, 2020 11:37:16 AM / by Tim Zacharias posted in Flood Protection

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Last August, the City of Houston’s Chief Recovery Office commissioned a one-year study to identify and recom­mend incentives to encourage the use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) in private land develop­ment, leading to economic, social, and environmental benefits as well as resilience.

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Disaster Preparedness Planning for Hurricane Season

Jun 1, 2020 4:18:32 PM / by Tim Zacharias posted in Flood Protection

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June 1st marks the beginning of Hurricane Season, and the NOAA predicts 2020 will be busier than average.  While many property & facility managers are still working through the building operations changes required due to COVID-19, there are some additional measures to consider in preparation for potential heavy rains and flooding.  The National Weather Service and FEMA have guidelines for the overall planning, so we will highlight a few items specific to water systems in commercial buildings.

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Maintaining Water Quality in Under Occupied or Unoccupied Buildings

May 19, 2020 5:08:54 PM / by Tim Zacharias posted in Water Contamination, Water Quality

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about our lives in the last sixty days.  With the “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders and school closures, many commercial buildings are now under-occupied or completely unoccupied and may continue to be for months. 

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Guide to Reopening Buildings After COVID-19

May 11, 2020 9:13:05 AM / by Tim Zacharias posted in General Info, Water Contamination

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Buildings that have been unoccupied or under-occupied for the last 30-60 days may have some water quality issues to address before opening back up. Here are some resources to help this transition as smooth as possible:

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Cougar USA Customer Service during COVID-19 Outbreak

Mar 16, 2020 10:35:53 AM / by Tim Zacharias posted in General Info

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At this point, you have received multiple emails regarding companies’ response to COVID-19, so this will be a brief update on how Cougar USA can be of service moving forward. Our first priority is the safety of our employees, partners, and customers, and we will adapt to the changing situation to serve our customers the best we can.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Building From City Water Disruptions

Feb 28, 2020 8:04:51 AM / by Tim Zacharias posted in Water Contamination

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Water is the Life Blood of commercial buildings, used for consumption, comfort heating & cooling, and patient care & sterilization in Hospitals. Disruptions in the city water supply can cause major issues from building closures to damaged equipment. Here are some ways to protect your building before, during and after losing the city water supply.

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Tip of the Week - Internal Features of Control Panels

Oct 10, 2019 10:16:00 AM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Tip of the Week

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In the week's tip we will show you some of the internal features of Cougar Systems Control Panels.

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Tip of the Week - Alarm Settings Elite Level Panel

Sep 25, 2019 10:13:00 AM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Tip of the Week

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In this week's tip we will show you how to change the Alarm Settings on the Cougar Elite Level Control Panel.

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Flooding in Southeast Texas

Sep 19, 2019 4:51:24 PM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Flood Protection

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From our friends at Space City Weather: "We’re continuing to track a very intense band of rainfall just north and east of Houston, which has been producing rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour." READ MORE

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