Clark's Remarks http://hpac.com/blog/9271/feed en Porter Ranch Natural-Gas Leak: Another Wake-up Call http://hpac.com/blog/porter-ranch-natural-gas-leak-another-wake-call <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/porter-ranch-natural-gas-leak-another-wake-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/porter-ranch-natural-gas-leak-another-wake-call#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:15:00 +0000 21821 at http://hpac.com <p>A woman holds a sign while attending a public hearing before the South Coast Air Quality Management District regarding a proposed stipulated abatement order to stop the natural-gas leak in Granada Hills, near Porter Ranch, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2016. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)</p> The Flint Water Crisis and Legionellosis http://hpac.com/blog/flint-water-crisis-and-legionellosis <div class="node-body blog-body">Although officials maintain there is no clear evidence of a direct connection between Flint’s potable-water supply and an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease, 87 cases, 10 of them fatal, in 17 months, compared with six to 13 cases in the four years prior, is disturbing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/flint-water-crisis-and-legionellosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/flint-water-crisis-and-legionellosis#comments Air Conditioning Piping / Pumping Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:48:00 +0000 21161 at http://hpac.com <p>A shirt worn by a man during a rally at Flint City Hall in Flint, Mich., on Jan. 24, 2016, displays a poisonous logo alongside the text &quot;City of Flint MI Water Dept.&quot; The event was organized by Genesee County Volunteer Militia to protest government corruption the group sees in relation to the Flint water crisis, which resulted in a federal state of emergency. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)</p> Women in Engineering http://hpac.com/blog/women-engineering <div class="node-body blog-body">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. Unfortunately, she had heard a female role model state engineering is not an appropriate career for a woman.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/women-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/women-engineering#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:04:00 +0000 19431 at http://hpac.com <p>Highwaystarz-Photography/iStock</p> (I'm Dreaming of a) Green Christmas http://hpac.com/blog/im-dreaming-green-christmas <div class="node-body blog-body">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 long Christmas poems or songs this year; the bad news is I’m ruining a short song!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/im-dreaming-green-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/im-dreaming-green-christmas#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 23 Dec 2015 04:19:00 +0000 19321 at http://hpac.com Funding HVACR Energy-Efficiency Research and Development http://hpac.com/blog/funding-hvacr-energy-efficiency-research-and-development <div class="node-body blog-body">During a press conference on the opening day of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Bill Gates described his new initiative, Breakthrough Energy Coalition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/funding-hvacr-energy-efficiency-research-and-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/funding-hvacr-energy-efficiency-research-and-development#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20:56:00 +0000 19101 at http://hpac.com <p>Bill Gates participates in a panel discussion during the Financial Inclusion Forum Dec. 1, 2015, at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)</p> Giving Thanks http://hpac.com/blog/giving-thanks <div class="node-body blog-body">This post is all about giving thanks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/giving-thanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/giving-thanks#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:47:00 +0000 18961 at http://hpac.com <p>bhofack2/iStock</p> Accelerating Energy Productivity http://hpac.com/blog/accelerating-energy-productivity <div class="node-body blog-body">Last year, in response to President Obama’s call to double energy productivity by 2030, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/accelerating-energy-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/accelerating-energy-productivity#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:05:00 +0000 18821 at http://hpac.com <p>designaart/iStock</p> ‘Green’ Before Green Was a Thing http://hpac.com/blog/green-green-was-thing <div class="node-body blog-body">Millennials, cut your parents and grandparents some slack. They really didn’t do such a bad job of protecting the environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/green-green-was-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/green-green-was-thing#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 27 Oct 2015 02:15:00 +0000 18711 at http://hpac.com <p>In this 1976 photo, a woman recycles glass at a bottle bank in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)</p> EBCx at the WEEC http://hpac.com/blog/ebcx-weec <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Orlando, Fla. Of particular interest to me were sessions on commissioning (Cx). Two of the Cx sessions I attended focused on existing-building Cx (EBCx).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/ebcx-weec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/ebcx-weec#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 13 Oct 2015 21:13:00 +0000 18611 at http://hpac.com The Next Generation of Construction Codes and Standards http://hpac.com/blog/next-generation-construction-codes-and-standards <div class="node-body blog-body">Codes and standards related to construction traditionally have been either prescriptive or performance-based. Both have advantages and disadvantages. The International Green Construction Code may represent the next step in the evolution of codes in general and energy codes in particular.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/next-generation-construction-codes-and-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/next-generation-construction-codes-and-standards#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:18:00 +0000 18331 at http://hpac.com almagami/iStock Reflections on Starting an Energy and Sustainability Consulting Firm http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-starting-energy-and-sustainability-consulting-firm <div class="node-body blog-body">On the five-year anniversary of launching his energy and sustainability consulting firm, Larry Clark shares challenges and rewards he has experienced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-starting-energy-and-sustainability-consulting-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-starting-energy-and-sustainability-consulting-firm#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 08 Sep 2015 17:19:00 +0000 18161 at http://hpac.com <p>Jupiterimages/BananaStock</p> Environmental Responsibility: It’s not Just a HVAC Issue http://hpac.com/blog/environmental-responsibility-it-s-not-just-hvac-issue <div class="node-body blog-body">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 sides of the arguments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/environmental-responsibility-it-s-not-just-hvac-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/environmental-responsibility-it-s-not-just-hvac-issue#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:57:00 +0000 18071 at http://hpac.com <p>bestdesigns/iStock</p> The Birds and the Bees—and the Btus—of Air Curtains http://hpac.com/blog/birds-and-bees-and-btus-air-curtains <div class="node-body blog-body">Air curtains often are used on frequently opened doors in health-care and food-preparation facilities to keep out bugs and birds. Although this application is not intended to save energy, there nevertheless will be some energy-use reduction if a protected space is heated or cooled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/birds-and-bees-and-btus-air-curtains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/birds-and-bees-and-btus-air-curtains#comments IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 12 Aug 2015 02:16:00 +0000 17961 at http://hpac.com <p>Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images</p> Drones on Building Job Sites http://hpac.com/blog/drones-building-job-sites <div class="node-body blog-body">In my Aug. 26, 2014, post, I wrote that we soon might have drones taking our construction-progress photos. Not surprisingly, that time is here.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/drones-building-job-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/drones-building-job-sites#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:51:00 +0000 17761 at http://hpac.com <p>Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images</p> New U.S. Department of Energy Rules for HVACR Equipment http://hpac.com/blog/new-us-department-energy-rules-hvacr-equipment <div class="node-body blog-body">Last month, as I was perusing the “Locating a Product” section of Info-dex, HPAC Engineering’s annual directories issue, it occurred to me that over the two years I’ve been writing this blog, I have not given much attention to issues mostly affecting manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/new-us-department-energy-rules-hvacr-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/new-us-department-energy-rules-hvacr-equipment#comments Air Conditioning Products Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 08 Jul 2015 02:26:00 +0000 17661 at http://hpac.com Photo by Welgos/Getty Images