With commercial structures certified under the LEED rating system, owners/operators tend to assume they simply can “set it and forget it.” Such an approach is inherently flawed, as the performance of all buildings “drifts,” or degrades, over time....More
The USGBC released “LEED in Motion: Venues,” which highlights efforts to transform the environmental, social, and economic footprint of convention centers, sports venues, performing-arts centers, community centers, and public-assembly spaces....More
The 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) broke three show records: overall attendance, exhibit space, and visitors. Here is your guide to some of what you may have missed.
Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events....More
Effective March 16, earners of ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification will receive recognition by U.S. government agencies for contracts requiring energy-audit services....More
Recently, I needed to ask my friend Rob Tanner, a Florida attorney who is board-certified in construction law, for legal advice. Even if you’re not in Florida, you may find some of what Rob has to say helpful, so I interviewed him for this post....More
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More