Clark's Remarks http://hpac.com/blog/9271/feed The thoughts and musings of Lawrence (Larry) Clark, principal of Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC. en Tunable LED Lighting http://hpac.com/blog/tunable-led-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body">Some very unique LED-lighting products are starting to appear in the marketplace. One of the most intriguing is color tuning.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/tunable-led-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/tunable-led-lighting#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:44:00 +0000 27341 at http://hpac.com <p>MEHMET CAN/iStock</p> The Robots Are Coming! http://hpac.com/blog/robots-are-coming <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2016 Economic Report of the President discusses how increased robot utilization might affect jobs and notes the concern robots could take a substantial number of jobs away from workers, rendering their jobs obsolete and leaving them unemployed.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/robots-are-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/robots-are-coming#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:43:00 +0000 26311 at http://hpac.com <p>David Fairfield/Photodisc</p> Gorrie Details: Air-Conditioning Sales Rising in Emerging Countries http://hpac.com/blog/gorrie-details-air-conditioning-sales-rising-emerging-countries <div class="node-body blog-body">Although Willis Carrier generally is credited with inventing air conditioning, in Florida, we recognize Dr. John Gorrie.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/gorrie-details-air-conditioning-sales-rising-emerging-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/gorrie-details-air-conditioning-sales-rising-emerging-countries#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 08 Jun 2016 01:35:00 +0000 25551 at http://hpac.com One Project, Two Green-Building Certifications: LEED and Green Globes http://hpac.com/blog/one-project-two-green-building-certifications-leed-and-green-globes <div class="node-body blog-body">I have written several articles comparing green-building rating systems. All of the conclusions drawn were based on projects certified under one rating system or another. In this blog post, I discuss a project that has achieved two certifications.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/one-project-two-green-building-certifications-leed-and-green-globes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/one-project-two-green-building-certifications-leed-and-green-globes#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 23 May 2016 18:13:00 +0000 24941 at http://hpac.com Green Globes and Sea-Level Rise: A Tale of Two Summits http://hpac.com/blog/green-globes-and-sea-level-rise-tale-two-summits <div class="node-body blog-body">Last week, I attended two summits: Green Globes in Atlanta and Sea-Level Rise in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. What the events had in common was a call to participants not to use "green shame" or "green blame" to promote their individual (or corporate) points of view.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/green-globes-and-sea-level-rise-tale-two-summits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/green-globes-and-sea-level-rise-tale-two-summits#comments Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 10 May 2016 18:39:00 +0000 24531 at http://hpac.com <p>Rawpixel Ltd/iStock</p> 7-Eleven: Committed to Green Building and Veterans http://hpac.com/blog/7-eleven-committed-green-building-and-veterans <div class="node-body blog-body">Our firm recently assisted in the Green Globes certification of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Miami. The new-construction project has the distinction of being not only the first 7-Eleven store in the world to achieve Green Globes certification, but a franchise awarded to a U.S. military veteran under 7-Eleven’s Operation: Take Command program.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/7-eleven-committed-green-building-and-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/7-eleven-committed-green-building-and-veterans#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:29:00 +0000 23551 at http://hpac.com Droning on: More on Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Construction http://hpac.com/blog/droning-more-use-unmanned-aircraft-systems-construction <div class="node-body blog-body">In assisting clients with green-building certification, our firm often recommends pre- and post-construction photographic evidence. Because this evidence can be provided with drones, we have been closely following their use. The most recent development was a March 10 Senate hearing.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/droning-more-use-unmanned-aircraft-systems-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/droning-more-use-unmanned-aircraft-systems-construction#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:25:00 +0000 23101 at http://hpac.com <p>abadonian/iStock</p> Energy Efficiency and Biofuels: Some Things Never Change http://hpac.com/blog/energy-efficiency-and-biofuels-some-things-never-change <div class="node-body blog-body">“It’s like déjà vu all over again,” baseball great Yogi Berra once said. It is one of my favorite “Yogi-isms,” and it is the one that came to mind when I ran across a copy of the August 1908 issue of The Engineering Magazine. The titles of two of the articles immediately jumped out at me because they appeared to still be topical.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/energy-efficiency-and-biofuels-some-things-never-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/energy-efficiency-and-biofuels-some-things-never-change#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 21 Mar 2016 22:49:00 +0000 22471 at http://hpac.com <p>A fan of the New York Yankees holds up a sign reading, &ldquo;It&#39;s D&eacute;j&agrave; Vu,&rdquo; in reference to Hall of Famer Yogi Berra during Game 2 of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City Oct. 29, 2009. The Series pitted the Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)</p> Giving Back: Making the HVAC Industry—and World—a Better Place http://hpac.com/blog/giving-back-making-hvac-industry-and-world-better-place <div class="node-body blog-body">When I became involved in HVAC in the late 1990s, I was pleasantly surprised to learn our industry, as competitive—some might even say ruthless or cutthroat—as it is, is actually quite generous when it comes to giving back to our communities and professions.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/giving-back-making-hvac-industry-and-world-better-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/giving-back-making-hvac-industry-and-world-better-place#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:13:00 +0000 22291 at http://hpac.com <p>Tashatuvango/iStock</p> Reflections on the 2016 AHR Expo http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-2016-ahr-expo <div class="node-body blog-body">There were some interesting new products being exhibited at the 2016 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in Orlando, Fla., including one I nearly missed.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-2016-ahr-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-2016-ahr-expo#comments AHR Expo Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:32:00 +0000 22001 at http://hpac.com