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Scott Arnold

Described by a colleague as "a cyborg ... requir(ing) virtually no sleep, no time off, and bland nourishment that can be consumed while at his desk" who was sent "back from the future not to terminate anyone, but with the prime directive ‘to edit dry technical copy...

in Scott Arnold's Blog Aug 02, 2015

'Lunching and Learning': Food for Thought on Campus Chilled-Water Design

In "Lunching and Learning: A Civil Engineer’s View of a Campus Chilled-Water System," a fictional conversation about a system that may or may not be in existence is presented to, in the words of the author, “plant the seed of an idea with people (who) might actually implement” it and start a (real) discussion....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-...

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 emergency in Porter Ranch, a suburb of Los Angeles....More
in Show Product News Jan 29, 2013

Condensing Hot-Water Boiler

The ClearFire-LC (CFLC) gives large facilities a condensing-hot-water-boiler option from 4,000 to 12,000 MBtu. The CFLC uses patented AluFer heat-transfer technology and a high-turndown burner with advanced controls to deliver peak efficiency and ultralow emissions in a compact footprint. The CFLC is a cost-effective alternative....More

Ron Rajecki

Ron Rajecki is the former senior editor of HPAC Engineering and Contracting Business magazines.

Dec 04, 2013

What Advice Would You Give to Controls Contractors?

What advice would you like to give to controls contractors and their technicians?....More

Michael S. Weil

Mike Weil is the editorial director of three Penton Media, Inc. properties: Contracting Business.com magazine, HPAC Engineering magazine, and HVACR & Hydronics Distribution Business magazine. He has worked for...

in Mike's Musings May 10, 2014

HVAC Building Controls: A Gateway for Hackers?

For commercial facility owners and managers, building security today goes beyond access, fire, and and tenant safety. Cyber security has become one of the hottest issues they face and the mechanical systems engineer can be part of the solution....More
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