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Beneficial Microbes in Building Air

The health effects of poor ventilation are well-established. The idea of improving ventilation by adding certain microbes to fresh air is a paradigm....More

Tunable LED Lighting

Some very unique LED-lighting products are starting to appear in the marketplace. One of the most intriguing is color tuning....More

The Robots Are Coming!

The 2016 Economic Report of the President discusses how increased robot utilization might affect jobs and notes the concern robots could take a....More

Gorrie Details: Air-Conditioning Sales Rising in Emerging Countries1

Although Willis Carrier generally is credited with inventing air conditioning, in Florida, we recognize Dr. John Gorrie....More

One Project, Two Green-Building Certifications: LEED and Green Globes

I have written several articles comparing green-building rating systems. All of the conclusions drawn were based on projects certified under one....More

Green Globes and Sea-Level Rise: A Tale of Two Summits

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....More

7-Eleven: Committed to Green Building and Veterans

Our firm recently assisted in the Green Globes certification of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Miami. The new-construction project has the....More

Droning on: More on Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Construction

In assisting clients with green-building certification, our firm often recommends pre- and post-construction photographic evidence. Because this....More

Energy Efficiency and Biofuels: Some Things Never Change

“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....More

Giving Back: Making the HVAC Industry—and World—a Better Place

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....More

Reflections on the 2016 AHR Expo

There were some interesting new products being exhibited at the 2016 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in....More

Porter Ranch Natural-Gas Leak: Another Wake-up Call

Around the time a state of emergency was being declared for the water crisis in Flint, Mich., the governor of California was declaring a state of....More

The Flint Water Crisis and Legionellosis1

Although officials maintain there is no clear evidence of a direct connection between Flint’s potable-water supply and an outbreak of Legionnaire’s....More

Women in Engineering

During a visit last summer, Kendahl, our 16-year-old granddaughter, shared with my wife and me her interest in pursuing a career in engineering....More

(I'm Dreaming of a) Green Christmas

For those of you who read my Christmas postings the last two years, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is I’m not spoiling any....More
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