Clark's Remarks http://hpac.com/blog/9271/feed The thoughts and musings of Lawrence (Larry) Clark, principal of Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC. en Project Caine-Osborn Engineering: Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts http://hpac.com/blog/project-caine-osborn-engineering-greater-sum-their-parts <div class="node-body blog-body">Bob Caine’s mechanical-electrical-plumbing-fire-protection engineering firm has done quite well—so well it recently was acquired by Osborn Engineering.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/project-caine-osborn-engineering-greater-sum-their-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/project-caine-osborn-engineering-greater-sum-their-parts#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 23 May 2017 12:42:00 +0000 31731 at http://hpac.com The Uncertain Future of ENERGY STAR http://hpac.com/blog/uncertain-future-energy-star <div class="node-body blog-body">The Trump administration is proposing cutting $2.6 billion from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget. Included in those cuts is ENERGY STAR.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/uncertain-future-energy-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/uncertain-future-energy-star#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 09 May 2017 18:07:00 +0000 31581 at http://hpac.com <p>Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images</p> Is This the End of PACE? http://hpac.com/blog/end-pace <div class="node-body blog-body">Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a unique means of financing energy-efficiency improvements. New legislation could have a chilling, even fatal, effect on state-enabled PACE programs.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/end-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/end-pace#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:10:00 +0000 31391 at http://hpac.com <p>PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock/Thinkstock</p> A Patient’s-Eye View of Hospital IEQ http://hpac.com/blog/patient-s-eye-view-hospital-ieq <div class="node-body blog-body">In June 2013, I committed to blogging regularly for HPAC Engineering. Through the first nearly four years, I am proud to say, I never missed a deadline—until last month, that is.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/patient-s-eye-view-hospital-ieq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/patient-s-eye-view-hospital-ieq#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:27:00 +0000 31291 at http://hpac.com <p>hxdbzxy/iStock/Thinkstock</p> What to Do if You’re Sued and More From Q&A With Construction Lawyer http://hpac.com/blog/what-do-if-you-re-sued-and-more-qa-construction-lawyer <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/what-do-if-you-re-sued-and-more-qa-construction-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/what-do-if-you-re-sued-and-more-qa-construction-lawyer#comments Air Conditioning Fire / Smoke Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:58:00 +0000 30901 at http://hpac.com <p>Possawat/iStock/Thinkstock</p> The Return of Bioclimatic Architecture http://hpac.com/blog/return-bioclimatic-architecture <div class="node-body blog-body">Bioclimatic architecture is a design approach that’s been around for hundreds of years and once again is being seriously investigated.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/return-bioclimatic-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/return-bioclimatic-architecture#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:21:00 +0000 30721 at http://hpac.com <p>kamcma/iStock</p> Reflections on the 2017 AHR Expo http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-2017-ahr-expo <div class="node-body blog-body">Learn what caught HPAC Engineering blogger Larry Clark's eye at the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-2017-ahr-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-2017-ahr-expo#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo New Products Products Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:44:00 +0000 30591 at http://hpac.com Update (Again) on Energy-Efficient-Commercial-Buildings Tax Deduction http://hpac.com/blog/update-again-energy-efficient-commercial-buildings-tax-deduction <div class="node-body blog-body">The energy-efficient-commercial-buildings tax deduction was passed by Congress in 2005. Since then, it has been extended several times, most recently at the end of last year. Now, its future appears uncertain.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/update-again-energy-efficient-commercial-buildings-tax-deduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/update-again-energy-efficient-commercial-buildings-tax-deduction#comments Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +0000 30451 at http://hpac.com <p>qingwa/iStock</p> Solar Trees in Bloom at POWER-GEN http://hpac.com/blog/solar-trees-bloom-power-gen <div class="node-body blog-body">Last month, I attended POWER-GEN International, billed as the world’s largest power-generation event. One exhibitor I was especially looking forward to visiting actually exceeded my expectations.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/solar-trees-bloom-power-gen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/solar-trees-bloom-power-gen#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:22:00 +0000 30301 at http://hpac.com Legionellosis Prediction a Year Later: Not What I Expected http://hpac.com/blog/legionellosis-prediction-year-later-not-what-i-expected <div class="node-body blog-body">A year ago, I predicted new procedures and technologies and perhaps some new businesses would emerge in response to the problem of legionellosis. I was wrong.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/legionellosis-prediction-year-later-not-what-i-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/legionellosis-prediction-year-later-not-what-i-expected#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 04 Jan 2017 02:07:00 +0000 30191 at http://hpac.com <p>Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images</p>