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Saluting Green-Building, HVACR Industries’ Efforts to Employ Veterans

With the unemployment rate among military veterans 18 to 24 years of age topping 20 percent, finding jobs for returning service members is—or should....More

Where Is the Value in HVAC ‘Value Engineering’?2

Most of us in manufacturing and construction-related fields probably have had some exposure to value engineering. I do not know about you, but I can....More

Refrigerant Additives Revisited

Last November, I posted on refrigerant additives. Because I had first-hand knowledge of the performance of one of those products, I mentioned it by....More

Many States, HVAC Contractors not Keeping PACE2

Recently, I received a phone call from a former colleague who now lives and works in Pennsylvania. He wanted to discuss financing options for the....More

Update on Refrigerants1

In January 2014, I (semi) humorously posted about the similarities between college football and the HVAC industry. Much of my post addressed the....More

Gender and Thermal Comfort3

Most of the women I know—my wife included—generally are more likely than men to report feeling cold in an air-conditioned space. Well, it turns out....More

Passive Cooling4

There are a couple of issues that need to be addressed before this becomes commercially viable. If they can be solved, this technology could be a....More

The Night Before Christmas (South Florida Version)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, the computer was off and the wireless mouse....More

Hope for Commercial-Building Energy-Efficiency Tax Deductions Lives On

There is one final hope for extension of legislation addressing the issues of jobs, climate change, and our still-lagging construction and design....More

Thanksgiving With all the Fixin’s—and HVACR!

We can be certain HVACR played no part in the first Thanksgiving. Today, of course, we would be hard-pressed to imagine Thanksgiving without it....More

Refrigerant Additives2

In 1995, the Federal Energy Management Program recommended the use of polarized refrigerant oil additives in HVACR equipment in all federal....More

Globalization of the HVAC Industry and the U.S.’s Place in It

Air conditioning perhaps is one of the last global industries in which the United States plays a significant role, but that could be changing....More

Sustainable Laboratories

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 I2SL (formerly Labs21) Annual Conference, an event promoting the sustainable design,....More

Cool Solutions for Food- and Beverage-Store Coolers1

Recently, a company in Sarasota, Fla., devised an “air curtain” for open-case coolers used in food and beverage stores....More

As With Anything, When It Comes to HVAC, Too Much of a Good Thing …

As an advocate for solar energy, I was alarmed by recent news from the BrightSource Energy plant in California’s Mojave Desert....More
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Lawrence (Larry) Clark, QCxP, GGP, LEED AP+

A member of HPAC Engineering’s Editorial Advisory Board, Lawrence (Larry) Clark, QCxP, GGP, LEED AP+, is principal of Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC, a South Florida-based engineering...
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