GREEN BUILDING 101: Indoor Environmental Quality

Feeling good in our homes or offices isn’t just a matter of having a beautiful space: No matter how fabulous your furnishings, a poorly designed indoor environment can literally make you sick. Building green means considering not only the environmental impact of materials and construction, but also the physical and psychological...

The history of air conditioning

Sometimes it is useful to think about the history of our industry.  Eighty-five years ago, Willis Carrier gave an interview to a magazine that became today’s, “Heating, Piping and Air Conditioning” magazine. The year was 1929, and commercial air conditioning was essentially celebrating its 25th birthday. Dr. Carrier thought that...

How efficient is your building?

If you’re serious about saving money, conserving energy, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices, and driving innovation, then LEED is the best choice. Bar none. Third-party certification verifies that your project is designed, built and operating the way it was intended. It...