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  • Sep 11, 2013
    Commentary

    Balancing Energy Conservation and Occupant Comfort

    Lately, there has been a lot of talk concerning the adverse effect of energy conservation on occupant comfort, blogger Larry Clark says, admitting that although he makes his living helping clients reduce energy consumption, it is a real issue....More
  • Aug 28, 2013
    Commentary

    LEED and Green Globes

    Recently, the leading green-building rating systems have been in the news: The Green Building Initiative launched a new version of Green Globes for New Construction, U.S. Green Building Council members overwhelmingly approved LEED v4, and the ENERGY STAR program released an upgraded Portfolio Manager tool, important to both Green Globes and LEED....More
  • Aug 14, 2013
    Commentary

    Stay Informed on Energy Issues

    One of the most controversial topics in the energy industry today is fracking. For those unfamiliar with fracking—forget the politics for a moment—it is a drilling technique by which water (generally, process wastewater) is injected into a well under high pressure to induce hydraulic fracturing. This results in a significant increase in the well’s productivity. Proponents point to the large amount of otherwise unobtainable shale gas that can be recovered and the resulting economic and energy-independence benefits. Opponents object to environmental and health risks that have been associated with the technique....More


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