Clark's Remarks http://hpac.com/blog/9271/feed The thoughts and musings of Lawrence (Larry) Clark, principal of Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC. en The Customer Isn’t Always Right http://hpac.com/blog/customer-isn-t-always-right <div class="node-body blog-body">How do we influence building owners and operators without just telling them they’re wrong?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </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/customer-isn-t-always-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/customer-isn-t-always-right#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:27:00 +0000 12601 at http://hpac.com HVAC and Cloud Computing: More Similar Than You Think http://hpac.com/blog/hvac-and-cloud-computing-more-similar-you-think <div class="node-body blog-body">If you are like me, at some point, you have had a “Microsoft moment” and lost some important document or file on your computer because—in spite of all the warnings—your computer was not backed up properly.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </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/hvac-and-cloud-computing-more-similar-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/hvac-and-cloud-computing-more-similar-you-think#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:36:00 +0000 12441 at http://hpac.com Getting What You Pay For http://hpac.com/blog/getting-what-you-pay <div class="node-body blog-body">Replacing equipment with the lowest-priced option may cost more in the long run.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </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/getting-what-you-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/getting-what-you-pay#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:04:00 +0000 12351 at http://hpac.com Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease http://hpac.com/blog/preventing-legionnaires-disease <div class="node-body blog-body">As both a HVAC professional and a member of The American Legion, I find Legionnaires’ disease to be one of the most troubling problems facing our industry.</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/preventing-legionnaires-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/preventing-legionnaires-disease#comments Air Conditioning Piping / Pumping Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:54:00 +0000 12161 at http://hpac.com The Importance of Mentoring http://hpac.com/blog/importance-mentoring <div class="node-body blog-body">Before moving to South Florida seven years ago, my career was in manufacturing—first of process equipment, then of HVAC products. And I was fortunate to have something many young managers today do not: a mentor.</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/importance-mentoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/importance-mentoring#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:09:00 +0000 12061 at http://hpac.com Google and HVAC http://hpac.com/blog/google-and-hvac <div class="node-body blog-body">It often is said, “Google can do anything!” In fact, a learned colleague of mine—a practicing electrical engineer—thinks we should give Google all of the world’s (or at least our country’s) problems to solve. And he’s only half-joking.</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/google-and-hvac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/google-and-hvac#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:32:00 +0000 11831 at http://hpac.com HVAC and … Football? http://hpac.com/blog/hvac-and-football <div class="node-body blog-body">Those who know me well know I love football, especially the college game (Go Hokies!). This time of year, with all of the bowl games (and, obviously, the National Football League playoffs and Super Bowl), we get a lot of big-time competition. That got me thinking about how our industry—the manufacturers of HVAC products in particular—compares to major college athletic programs.</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/hvac-and-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/hvac-and-football#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:11:00 +0000 11581 at http://hpac.com The 12 Days of Christmas (HVAC Version) http://hpac.com/blog/12-days-christmas-hvac-version <div class="node-body blog-body">On the first day of Christmas, my client got from me ... </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/12-days-christmas-hvac-version" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/12-days-christmas-hvac-version#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:30:00 +0000 11351 at http://hpac.com If It Ain’t Broke, (Sometimes) Fix It! http://hpac.com/blog/if-it-ain-t-broke-sometimes-fix-it <div class="node-body blog-body">“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” How many times have we heard that expression? And yet how often is that our advice to our clients? Can you imagine a HVAC service company telling a customer to ignore an obviously frayed and brittle V-belt and not replace it until it breaks? In some industries, a failure can be catastrophic, so replacement before failure is a standard best practice. In our industry, however, it is rare. Why is that?</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/if-it-ain-t-broke-sometimes-fix-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/if-it-ain-t-broke-sometimes-fix-it#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:52:00 +0000 11171 at http://hpac.com Niche Products in the HVAC Industry http://hpac.com/blog/niche-products-hvac-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">What niche products are emerging or gaining traction in our industry? Here are three energy-efficiency products Larry Clark likes and has been talking about with clients.</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/niche-products-hvac-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/niche-products-hvac-industry#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:44:00 +0000 10961 at http://hpac.com