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  • Achieving LEED Platinum at the Innovation Center

    Posted by Alissa Nadolski

    Achieving LEED Platinum at the Innovation Center

    This project is a shining example of how eco-diplomacy is also cost effective design. The $20.9 million Innovation Center renovation was completed on budget while also meeting an aggressive 14-month design and construction schedule, and exceeding contract sustainability goals ...

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    Category: Design, Innovation

  • Achieving Energy Savings by Improving Fan and Ductwork Performance

    Posted by Evan Riley, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C

    Achieving Energy Savings by Improving Fan and Ductwork Performance

    The amount of energy used to move air in buildings ranges between 5% and 10% of total building energy in a typical office building and can approach 30% in a building with extensive filtration in a hot climate. This substantial ...

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    Category: Design

  • Service Leader: Che' Clark

    Posted by Alissa Nadolski

    Service Leader: Che' Clark

    Over the last year Che’ Clark has been donating his talents and time to The Virginia Gentleman Foundation. They are behind “Camp Grom,” a huge, non-profit project in the Tidewater area. This amazing beach-style, adventure camp will cater to wounded ...

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    Category: Culture

  • 3 Tips for Increasing Your Productivity at Work

    Posted by Barbara Roemhild, Intern Architect

    3 Tips for Increasing Your Productivity at Work

    In today’s fast paced world of smart phones, electronic libraries, and social media, we have more access to new and relevant information than we’ve had at any other time in history. The entire Library of Congress can fit ...

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    Category: Business, Culture

  • Means of Egress: The Lifeline of a Building – Part 1

    Posted by Laurissa Jarvis, Sr. Life Safety Engineer

    Means of Egress:  The Lifeline of a Building – Part 1

    Protection of life is the primary purpose of building codes. Paramount to this purpose is the path of egress travel, especially as it relates to mass exit during an emergency.  Unfortunately, many people have needlessly died when they’ve been ...

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    Category: Design

  • Saving Water Saves Energy (and Vice-Versa)

    Posted by Rob McAtee, Vice President, Director of Energy and Sustainability Services

    Saving Water Saves Energy (and Vice-Versa)

    Despite the recent, much-needed rains in the western part of our country, many areas have yet to  fully recover from historic multi-year droughts. Partly as a result of these droughts, and also because of the growing awareness of sustainability, there ...

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  • Microgrids Boost Renewable Energy Roll-Out

    Posted by Rob McAtee, Vice President, Director of Energy and Sustainability Services

    Microgrids Boost Renewable Energy Roll-Out

    It seems every journal I open gives at least a mention to microgrids. Whether in the context of renewable energy, resiliency, or infrastructure, microgrids are hailed as being the solution to our energy concerns. You see promises to implement them ...

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