Commercial

The largest and fastest-growing electric-energy-consumption segment in the United States, commercial buildings represent a significant opportunity for energy savings. HPAC Engineering is devoting its energies to helping designers engineer more efficient systems and facilities teams identify both strategic opportunities and the hidden and low-hanging fruit of energy efficiency.

Highlights

U.S. Dept. of Labor

Construction Hiring Gains, But Slowed by Worker Shortages

Dec. 11, 2023
Industry employment grew by 2.6% in November, but record job openings highlight need for more skilled labor.
ICC

ICC Releases 2024 International Codes

Dec. 8, 2023
International Code Council has updated its 15 coordinated, building safety codes to ensure the engineering of safe and resilient structures.
U.S. Census Bureau

Nonresidential Construction Spending Up Yet Again

Dec. 5, 2023
Now 20% above its year-ago level, Census Bureau data climbed in October for the 17th straight month.
AIA.org

AIA: Design Billings Declined in October

Nov. 30, 2023
National architecture group reports that member billings declined for third consecutive month.
Brookings Institution

Dodge: Construction Starts Fell in October

Nov. 29, 2023
Overall starts dropped 7% nationally, despite 8% surge in still-strong manufacturing market.
NIBS
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NIBS, Fannie Mae Release Disaster Mitigation Roadmap

Oct. 3, 2023
Unveiled last month in Washington, the initiative encourages mitigation investment to help Americans prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
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Carrier Backs Bipartisan Governors’ Heat Pump Initiative

Sept. 29, 2023
Industry giant throws weight behind new U.S. Climate Alliance commitment to decarbonize U.S. buildings via heat pumps.
Hero

Making the Most of Modern Boilers and Water Heaters

Sept. 29, 2023
NEW eBOOK: A fresh look at the latest innovations, sharing expert insight on how to meet the extraordinary needs of this extraordinary time. Sponsored by AERCO.
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Construction Starts Rebound on August Manufacturing Surge

Sept. 26, 2023
An influx of nonresidential projects lifted total U.S. starts by 6% for the month, according to Dodge Construction Network.