John Mesenbrink

Milwaukee, Wis. — Johnson Controls unveiled the findings from its 2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey, revealing that U.S. organizations are planning to increase investments in smart building measures including building controls and building systems integration at a greater rate than more traditional energy efficiency measures. The survey of nearly 2,000 facility and energy management Read More

Ontario, Calif. — Building on the foundation of a great tool and with more than one year of additional input from engineers, contractors and building owners, the Hydronic Industry Alliance-Commercial (HIA-C), a committee of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA), has upgraded its total commercial building HVAC system efficiency comparison tool that continues to be available Read More

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” — Charles Darwin. Toilets that flush on command through Amazon’s Alexa. Sump pumps that send out instant notifications to your phone the second there is problem. Toilets, sump pumps—do we really need technological advancements Read More

“We must encourage physicians to partner with architects and engineers to optimize indoor air management for the benefit of out most basic asset–our health.” — Dr. Stephanie Taylor M.D., M. Arch. Throughout my travels coast to coast and abroad, the common denominator that always comes to the fore, when discussing energy efficiency, is occupant comfort Read More

DeWitt, Neb. — After 10 years, tool manufacturing officially returns to DeWitt, Nebraska as Malco Products, SBC, celebrates the grand opening of its new production facility. As part of the company’s expansion, Malco will be bringing jobs back to DeWitt, a decade since the VISE-GRIP factory closed and moved its operations to China in 2008 Read More