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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

Funding HVACR Energy-Efficiency Research and Development1

During a press conference on the opening day of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Bill Gates described his new initiative,....More

Giving Thanks

This post is all about giving thanks....More

Accelerating Energy Productivity

Last year, in response to President Obama’s call to double energy productivity by 2030, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Accelerate Energy....More

‘Green’ Before Green Was a Thing1

Millennials, cut your parents and grandparents some slack. They really didn’t do such a bad job of protecting the environment....More

EBCx at the WEEC

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Orlando, Fla. Of particular interest to me were....More

The Next Generation of Construction Codes and Standards

Codes and standards related to construction traditionally have been either prescriptive or performance-based. Both have advantages and disadvantages....More

Reflections on Starting an Energy and Sustainability Consulting Firm5

On the five-year anniversary of launching his energy and sustainability consulting firm, Larry Clark shares challenges and rewards he has experienced....More

Environmental Responsibility: It’s not Just a HVAC Issue4

Ozone depletion, fracking, sea-level rise—these are complex issues. If we’re to be good stewards of the planet, we need to better understand all....More

The Birds and the Bees—and the Btus—of Air Curtains1

Air curtains often are used on frequently opened doors in health-care and food-preparation facilities to keep out bugs and birds. Although this....More

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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The thoughts and musings of Lawrence (Larry) Clark, principal of Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC.

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