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GBA’s Peter Yost Will Launch His Own Consulting Firm

Peter Yost, an educator and building science consultant, will open his own firm in January. Peter Yost, the technical director at Green Building Advisor and an educator and researcher in building science, will open his own consulting company in January. Yost is currently vice president of technical services and a principal at BuildingGreen, a specialty publisher founded by Alex Wilson in 1985. He’ll leave that company, which he joined in 2007, to open Building-Wright on January 1. “I love my job,” Yost said in announcing the move. “I get up each morning to an ever-changing blend of consulting, writing, teaching,…


Atlas Helps Meet Tough Building Codes in Construction of Concourse at LAX

Atlas Helps Meet Tough Building Codes in Construction of Concourse at LAX | 2018-12-13 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More…


U.S. Team Wins Solar Decathlon Middle East

Virginia Tech’s entry, FutureHAUS Dubai, emerged as the winner in the inaugural Solar Decathlon Middle East last month, outscoring entries from 14 other groups. In an announcement, the university said the project was the result of years of research and development and relied on the contributions of more than 100 students and faculty members. Virginia Tech prevailed despite a warehouse fire that destroyed an early prototype and wiped out years of work, forcing the team to start from scratch in early 2017. The U.S. Department of Energy launched the Solar Decathlon competition in 2002 to encourage collegiate teams to design…


Forest Management and Wildfires

President Donald Trump’s recent comments blaming forest managers for catastrophic California wildfires have been met with outrage and ridicule from the wildland fire and forestry community. Not only were these remarks insensitive to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in California, they also reflected a muddled understanding of the interactions between wildfire and forest management. As scientists who study forest policy and community-based collaboration, here is how we understand this relationship. Fire is a natural hazard In cases like the Camp Fire in Northern California, where low humidity, dry vegetation, hot temperatures, and high winds have created extreme fire conditions, there is…


Top 5 Blogs of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look at your favorite blogs from 2018. Below is a list of our 5 most popular blogs from the last year. 5.Considerations for Thin Blanket Insulations: Not all thin blankets are created equal, and we dive into precisely why in this blog. Read on for key details you need to keep in mind before selecting or specifying a thin blanket insulation material. 4. Mechanisms of Corrosion Inhibitors & How They Work: Earlier this year, we completed more long-term corrosion under insulation testing, and got a better look at how the XOX…


EIA lifts US crude oil production forecast for 2019

In its October Short-Term Energy Outlook, the US Energy Information Administration forecast that US crude oil production will average 11.8 million b/d in 2019, which is 300,000 b/d higher than the forecast in its September STEO. The higher production forecast reflects higher-than-expected increases to Texas and North Dakota production in July, revising upwards the baseline of the forecast, and a response to higher forecast prices. Current global market Both Brent and West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices reached 4-year highs on Oct. 3. Crude oil prices rose in anticipation of potentially steep declines in Iranian crude oil production and exports…

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