Clark's Remarks http://hpac.com/blog/9271/feed en Fortifying Building HVAC Systems Against Terrorist Attacks http://hpac.com/blog/fortifying-building-hvac-systems-against-terrorist-attacks <div class="node-body blog-body">Several years ago, I became aware of a technology that not only can protect the occupants of a building from a chemical, biological, or radiological attack, but limit the property owner’s liability if such an attack were to occur.</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/fortifying-building-hvac-systems-against-terrorist-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/fortifying-building-hvac-systems-against-terrorist-attacks#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 12 May 2015 16:16:00 +0000 17011 at http://hpac.com <p>john bigl/iStock</p> Saluting Green-Building, HVACR Industries’ Efforts to Employ Veterans http://hpac.com/blog/saluting-green-building-hvacr-industries-efforts-employ-veterans <div class="node-body blog-body">With the unemployment rate among military veterans 18 to 24 years of age topping 20 percent, finding jobs for returning service members is—or should be—a national priority.</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/saluting-green-building-hvacr-industries-efforts-employ-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/saluting-green-building-hvacr-industries-efforts-employ-veterans#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:49:00 +0000 16791 at http://hpac.com <p>Thinkstock Images</p> Where Is the Value in HVAC ‘Value Engineering’? http://hpac.com/blog/where-value-hvac-value-engineering <div class="node-body blog-body">Most of us in manufacturing and construction-related fields probably have had some exposure to value engineering. I do not know about you, but I can honestly say I have never had a good experience with it. One of my pet peeves is the term itself.</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/where-value-hvac-value-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/where-value-hvac-value-engineering#comments Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:15:00 +0000 16661 at http://hpac.com <p>Hemera Technologies</p> Refrigerant Additives Revisited http://hpac.com/blog/refrigerant-additives-revisited <div class="node-body blog-body">Last November, I posted on refrigerant additives. Because I had first-hand knowledge of the performance of one of those products, I mentioned it by name. Not surprisingly, the first comment posted was an inquiry about a competitive product.</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/refrigerant-additives-revisited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/refrigerant-additives-revisited#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:13:00 +0000 16501 at http://hpac.com <p>amoklv/iStock</p> Many States, HVAC Contractors not Keeping PACE http://hpac.com/blog/many-states-hvac-contractors-not-keeping-pace <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently, I received a phone call from a former colleague who now lives and works in Pennsylvania. He wanted to discuss financing options for the retrofit of a large chiller plant.</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/many-states-hvac-contractors-not-keeping-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/many-states-hvac-contractors-not-keeping-pace#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:49:00 +0000 16251 at http://hpac.com <p>grandeduc</p> Update on Refrigerants http://hpac.com/blog/update-refrigerants <div class="node-body blog-body">In January 2014, I (semi) humorously posted about the similarities between college football and the HVAC industry. Much of my post addressed the phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbon refrigerants. During a recent program of our local ASHRAE chapter, I was reminded just how complex of an issue this is.</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/update-refrigerants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/update-refrigerants#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:48:00 +0000 16071 at http://hpac.com ollaweila Gender and Thermal Comfort http://hpac.com/blog/gender-and-thermal-comfort <div class="node-body blog-body">Most of the women I know—my wife included—generally are more likely than men to report feeling cold in an air-conditioned space. Well, it turns out they have science on their side.</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/gender-and-thermal-comfort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/gender-and-thermal-comfort#comments Air Conditioning Heating Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:16:00 +0000 15821 at http://hpac.com <p>Stockbyte</p> Passive Cooling http://hpac.com/blog/passive-cooling <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a couple of issues that need to be addressed before this becomes commercially viable. If they can be solved, this technology could be a real game changer.</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/passive-cooling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/passive-cooling#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:43:00 +0000 15591 at http://hpac.com <p>John1179</p> The Night Before Christmas (South Florida Version) http://hpac.com/blog/night-christmas-south-florida-version <div class="node-body blog-body">'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, the computer was off and the wireless mouse. ...</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/night-christmas-south-florida-version" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/night-christmas-south-florida-version#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:40:00 +0000 15131 at http://hpac.com Hope for Commercial-Building Energy-Efficiency Tax Deductions Lives On http://hpac.com/blog/hope-commercial-building-energy-efficiency-tax-deductions-lives <div class="node-body blog-body">There is one final hope for extension of legislation addressing the issues of jobs, climate change, and our still-lagging construction and design 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/hope-commercial-building-energy-efficiency-tax-deductions-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/hope-commercial-building-energy-efficiency-tax-deductions-lives#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:46:00 +0000 14941 at http://hpac.com Thanksgiving With all the Fixin’s—and HVACR! http://hpac.com/blog/thanksgiving-all-fixin-s-and-hvacr <div class="node-body blog-body">We can be certain HVACR played no part in the first Thanksgiving. Today, of course, we would be hard-pressed to imagine Thanksgiving without it.</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/thanksgiving-all-fixin-s-and-hvacr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/thanksgiving-all-fixin-s-and-hvacr#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:34:00 +0000 14741 at http://hpac.com <p>Credit: Fuse</p> Refrigerant Additives http://hpac.com/blog/refrigerant-additives <div class="node-body blog-body">In 1995, the Federal Energy Management Program recommended the use of polarized refrigerant oil additives in HVACR equipment in all federal facilities. The following year came scientific studies showing negligible improvement.</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/refrigerant-additives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/refrigerant-additives#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:52:00 +0000 14581 at http://hpac.com Globalization of the HVAC Industry and the U.S.’s Place in It http://hpac.com/blog/globalization-hvac-industry-and-us-s-place-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Air conditioning perhaps is one of the last global industries in which the United States plays a significant role, but that could be changing.</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/globalization-hvac-industry-and-us-s-place-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/globalization-hvac-industry-and-us-s-place-it#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:10:00 +0000 14381 at http://hpac.com <p>Ivary</p> Sustainable Laboratories http://hpac.com/blog/sustainable-laboratories <div class="node-body blog-body">Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 I2SL (formerly Labs21) Annual Conference, an event promoting the sustainable design, construction, and operation of laboratories and related high-technology facilities.</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/sustainable-laboratories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/sustainable-laboratories#comments Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:34:00 +0000 14231 at http://hpac.com Cool Solutions for Food- and Beverage-Store Coolers http://hpac.com/blog/cool-solutions-food-and-beverage-store-coolers <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently, a company in Sarasota, Fla., devised an “air curtain” for open-case coolers used in food and beverage stores.</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/cool-solutions-food-and-beverage-store-coolers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/cool-solutions-food-and-beverage-store-coolers#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:04:00 +0000 14131 at http://hpac.com <p>(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)</p>