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  • Oct 13, 2015

    EBCx at the WEEC

    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)....More
  • Sep 22, 2015

    The Next Generation of Construction Codes and Standards

    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....More
  • Aug 25, 2015

    Environmental Responsibility: It’s not Just a HVAC Issue 4

    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....More
  • Jul 21, 2015

    Drones on Building Job Sites

    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....More
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