The Search for Thermal Comfort

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The Search for Thermal Comfort

In the beginning there was woman and man, naked; I assume. The body’s core temperature is stable at about 98 °F. In an outdoor environment with a temperature between 65 to 102 °F, a ...

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The Case for a Thermal Comfort Rating Metric

Author: Ari Rapport
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February 14, 2017

Energy efficiency has been a driving force in the home-building industry for decades. In recent years, the industry has increasingly adopted rating methods to measure a home’s energy efficiency. RESNET has produced the ... [continue reading]

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The Search for Thermal Comfort

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June 09, 2015

In the beginning there was woman and man, naked; I assume. The body’s core temperature is stable at about 98 °F. In an outdoor environment with a temperature between 65 to 102 °F, a ... [continue reading]

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Creating the High-Trust, Blame-Free Company

Author: John Tooley
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June 07, 2015

The legal philosopher Joel Feinberg says that creatures use blame to “stain” things, marking them as harmful. Blaming is an essential adaptive strategy, he says—reflexive and primitive. I believe we can ... [continue reading]

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Defending Your Value

Author: Mike Gorman
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May 25, 2015

Can your prospects see the advantage of choosing you over your competitor? Are they willing to pay a premium price for your product or service? If not, you may find yourself being forced to leave ... [continue reading]

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Moldy Shoes Blues

Author: Doug Garrett
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April 15, 2015

Below is a dialogue, conducted over time, between Doug Garrett and Moldy In Marin. The topic came up in the office because we received several questions from online readers about an article, “Beware the ... [continue reading]

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Culture and the Quality Management System

Author: John Tooley
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March 31, 2015

The first and most fundamental step of quality management system (QMS) design is to establish guiding principles. “We hold these truths to be self evident,” as in the Declaration of Independence, came over ... [continue reading]

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Preliminary Energy Savings Announced for ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

Jodi Scott

Preliminary Energy Savings Announced for ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific ...

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