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Building Heating is a Gas!

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M HVAC engineering may be all fun and games, but the main purpose these systems serve is no laughing matter. Whether at home or in a commercial building, maintaining a comfortable temperature for the occupants is a top priority. The type and complexity of HVAC system used to […]

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Thermal Bridging: Mitigating a Necessary Evil

By John Taylor, P.E., LEED AP BD+C These days in architecture and engineering circles, you hear a lot about thermal bridging and how it affects energy efficiency in buildings. Some estimates put the reduction to some buildings’ stated insulation value as high as 50% due to thermal bridging. While this figure is somewhat subjective, it’s […]

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