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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 Coolers

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

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and HVAC

Aerial photography has been around since the 1800s, when images were captured from balloons. Now, we have all kinds of construction-site cameras to....More

Global Swarming: Protecting Buildings From Biological Invasion

On July 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a shipment of 67 giant African snails, also known as land snails, at Los Angeles International....More

Recognizing HVAC Engineering Heroes. Who Are Yours?

Recently, IEEE Spectrum published an article titled “Where Are Today’s Engineering Heroes?” The author’s premise is that, in a hero-worshipping....More

Fracking, Thermal-Energy Storage, Sea-Level Rise, Legionella Revisited

Just over a year ago, “Clark’s Remarks” premiered on this Website. To commemorate, I thought it would be fun to look back at the past year’s topics....More
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Smart Cities: Bringing Together Technology, Government, and Society

If asked to name the city in North America that has more than 20 universities offering engineering and technology curricula, is home to more than 100....More

“Smart” Water Valves

Several of my clients recently installed water-cost-reduction valves (sometimes referred to as “smart” valves) in their commercial irrigation and/or....More

Thermoacoustic Air Conditioning

In 2002, ice-cream manufacturer Ben....More

Solar Air Conditioning

In response to my Nov. 26 post, “Niche Products in the HVAC Industry,” I received several requests for information about the solar direct-expansion....More
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Climate Change and Air Conditioning

Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report titled “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.”....More

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

How do we influence building owners and operators without just telling them they’re wrong?....More

HVAC and Cloud Computing: More Similar Than You Think

If you are like me, at some point, you have had a “Microsoft moment” and lost some important document or file on your computer because—in spite of....More
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Lawrence (Larry) Clark, CEA, GGP, LEED AP O+M

A member of HPAC Engineering’s Editorial Advisory Board, Lawrence (Larry) Clark, CEA, GGP, LEED AP O+M, is principal of Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC, provider of energy audits,...
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