HPAC Engineering's fifth annual Engineering Green Buildings (EGB) Conference and Expo, co-located with the magazine's inaugural Commissioning Green Buildings (CxGB) Conference and Expo and the NV Energy Sure Bet Program conference and regional-partner exposition, brought approximately 300 building professionals to Las Vegas.
Jeff Ferenc, editor in chief of HPAC Engineering, introduces keynote speaker Jerry Yudelson, PE, MS, LEED AP, during the 2008 EGB Conference and Expo. Michael Yackira, president and chief executive officer of NV Energy, speaks during the NV Energy ...
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More