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  • Reality Check, Is BIM Living Up to Its Promises?

    Posted by James Kobus, Senior BIM Coordinator

    Reality Check, Is BIM Living Up to Its Promises?

    What if I told you that over 90% of all Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) firms are engaged in BIM? Well, according to McGraw-Hill Construction (MHC), the construction data research arm of McGraw-Hill Publishing, that is the projected 2014 ...

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    Category: Design

  • Takeaways from the 2014 ASHRAE Conference

    Posted by Chet Knaup, Energy Engineer/Sustainability Coordinator

    Takeaways from the 2014 ASHRAE Conference

    I recently attended the 2014 ASHRAE Conference. If you know me, you’ll realize what a big deal this is, because I usually shy away from industry conferences and trade forums. So why did I attend this one?

    Simply put ...

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    Category: Industry

  • Three Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask an Energy Expert

    Posted by Posted by Rob McAtee, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, CXA Director of Sustainability Services

    What is computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling?

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling uses numerical methods to model almost any phenomena related to fluid flow and heat and mass transfer. In the building industry, CFD analysis can be used to more ...

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  • The Major Components of Building Envelope Commissioning

    Posted by Rob Baxter, Chief Engineer - Commissioning and Energy Auditing

    The Major Components of Building Envelope Commissioning

    Some of the most common and costliest sources of building failure involve building envelopes. Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) can significantly reduce the primary sources of these failures – air and moisture infiltration. It can also significantly reduce the operating costs associated ...

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    Category: Design

  • 5 Firsthand Lessons on the Integrated Design Process

    Posted by Maureen Drullard, Sustainability Manager

    5 Firsthand Lessons on the Integrated Design Process

    What is an Integrated Design Process (IDP)? A quick Google search of the term yields numerous definitions that generally describe a collaborative design process requiring multidisciplinary analysis and responsibility to meet sustainable design goals that are environmentally, socially, and financially ...

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    Category: Design

  • 5 Tips for Writing Successful Posts on Your Professional Services Blog

    Posted by Britt Gillette, Marketing Coordinator

    5 Tips for Writing Successful Posts on Your Professional Services Blog

    Is your professional services firm thinking about launching a blog? Or maybe you already have one, but you think your traffic should be higher? If so, the following tips might help you in your quest to generate thoughtful blog content ...

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    Category: Business

  • Managing Data Center Energy Use thru Virtualization

    Posted by Maureen Drullard, Sustainability Manager

    Managing Data Center Energy Use thru Virtualization

    It is no secret that data centers consume lots of energy, both for computer processing loads and the HVAC energy to cool their processors. Data center virtualization focuses on reducing data center energy consumption while providing clients with a flexible ...

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    Category: Design, Innovation