The impact of classroom air quality and temperature on student performance in K-12 schools is well-established. For HPAC Engineering, school is never out of session, as its assignment is to arm HVAC designers and school operators with the information they need to maintain healthy and productive indoor environments. Meanwhile, on the campuses of colleges and universities everywhere, the sustainability movement is alive and well. With environmental initiatives playing an increasingly large role in students' choice of school and schools' marketing to prospective students, HPAC Engineering does its homework and comes to class prepared to educate and inform on the subject of efficiency.


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ASHRAE Certification Exams Add New Building Decarbonization-Related Job Tasks

April 19, 2023
The new and updated job tasks resulted from an industry-wide job task analysis study.
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Construction Job Openings Surged, Spending Dipped to End 2022

Feb. 2, 2023
December weather slowed some projects nationally, but worker shortages also were a factor as industry still strains to meet strong demand.
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Recession Fears Ebb as Optimism Returns

Jan. 24, 2023
*MARKETS REPORT* Rollercoaster year ends with economists, contractors and designers more confident that a steep downturn is not inevitable, after all.
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U.S. Construction Spending Dips, But Remains Elevated

Dec. 1, 2022
Latest Census Bureau data shows spending flat in October, but commercial and manufacturing projects still up substantially from 12 months ago.
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Engineering Firm LAN Adds Program Managers

Nov. 18, 2022
Jennifer Johnson and Kedrick Wright are seasoned professionals who will support the company’s higher education and other projects.
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Schmidt Associates Hires Plumbing, Electrical Designers

Aug. 17, 2022
Plumbing designer Monty Smart and electrical designer Greg Litteral add experience and expertise to Indiana architecture/engineering firm.
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Trail-er Blazing: Unique Mobile Trailers Provide Temporary Heat on Demand at UVA

Aug. 11, 2022
CASE STUDY: When the University of Virginia needed a way to quickly generate heat during recent construction, it got creative in developing two innovative mobile boiler trailers...
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Dodge Momentum Index Continues Spring Rebound

May 6, 2022
Forward-looking measure climbed another 6% in April, led by 9% bump in planned commercial projects. Index stands 17% higher than it was a year ago.
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Update on U.S. Schools' IAQ Pandemic Performance

May 5, 2022
School districts nationwide are still seeking additional guidance, according to follow-up research from USGBC's Center for Green Schools and ASHRAE.