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  • Celebrating Earth Day 2015

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

    Celebrating Earth Day 2015

    This Earth Day, I want to take time to highlight some of the strides that have been made in energy efficiency and sustainability.

    We’ve made a conscious effort to help our clients improve energy productivity, reliability, and overall sustainability ...

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    Category: Innovation

  • The Rise of Direct Current

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

    The Rise of Direct Current

    Just about every discussion of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) starts with the great debate between Thomas Edison (advocating for DC), and Nikola Tesla, who was ultimately successful in showing that AC was the better choice for large-scale ...

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    Category: Innovation

  • Three Questions You Might Have About Building Sciences

    Posted by Coles Jennings, P.E., BEMP, LEED AP BD+C, Sr. Energy Engineer, Building Sciences Studio Manager & Byron Burns, EIT, BEMP, Energy Engineer, Building Sciences Studio

    Three Questions You Might Have About Building Sciences

    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 analyses can be used to analyze ...

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  • 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

  • Saving Energy with Low-Grade Heat

    Posted by Rob McAtee, Director of Energy and Sustainability Services

    Saving Energy with Low-Grade Heat

    Today we are seeing more building owners willing to pursue options and strategies based on energy performance and environmental responsibility. But the way we heat our buildings remains an area rich with improvement opportunities.

    Too frequently, we speak with well-intentioned ...

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    Category: Innovation

  • Our Sustainable Future

    Posted by Maureen Drullard, Sustainability Manager

    Our Sustainable Future

    Name: Maureen Drullard, PE, CRM, LEED AP BD+C
    Title: Associate / Sustainability Manager
    Years with the firm: 6
    Education:
    BS / Mechanical Engineering / State University of New York at Buffalo
    MBA / Business Administration / State University of New York at Buffalo

    Why ...

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    Category: Innovation

  • CHP – Today’s Major Player in the U.S. Energy Portfolio

    Posted by Coles Jennings, Building Sciences Manager

    CHP – Today’s Major Player in the U.S. Energy Portfolio

    A series of well-known facts:

    1. Turbines and engines burn fuel to make electricity. 

    2. Burning fuel generates a lot of heat. 

    3. Heat is a useful source of energy.

    These are the three fundamental truths that make combined heat ...

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