High Performance Buildings Blog

Global Oil & Gas Discoveries Fell in 2017 - But the Future Shines Bright

Jude Clemente January 23, 2018 11:00 AM

Last year was a down one for adding new oil and gas discoveries to the global stockpile. Less than 7 billion barrels of oil equivalent were discovered, the lowest total since the 1940s.

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Net-Zero to Hero: A Heat Recovery Retrofit at the Science Museum of Minnesota

January 16, 2018 05:00 AM

Finding the sweet spot of energy efficiency and comfort is challenging enough for a standard building, but it truly gets tricky when multiple areas are thrown in the mix. “We have all sorts of spaces — Omnitheater, gift shop, exhibit halls, restaurants and catering facilities, exhibit and graphic production shops, meeting rooms and classrooms, and a parking ramp — that all have different energy needs,” said Todd Gray, assistant superintendent of facilities, Science Museum of Minnesota.

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Federal Tax Cuts Could Mean Power Savings for End Users

Trevor Sutherland January 12, 2018 08:00 AM

With the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, many state Public Utility Commissions (PUC) are now looking at how the bill will affect the utilities that they regulate.

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Appalachia Drives Growth in U.S. Natural Gas Production

Jude Clemente December 11, 2017 04:15 PM

In its monthly Drilling Productivity Report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration has recently combined its production data on the “Marcellus” and “Utica” shale plays into...

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Essential HVAC Equipment for Temporary Ice Rinks

December 8, 2017 06:56 PM

Learn about the different types of HVAC equipment that are essential when building and maintaining portable ice rinks.

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