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Measure Green Building Performance: Pursuing A LEED Certification

Gathering data for greening the building industry just got a little easier. Earlier this month at the Greenbuild Expo in Los Angeles, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) introduced a new technology called arc. Arc is meant to serve as an online platform for projects such as those buildings already exceeding Platinum LEED certification levels to those not yet meeting basic green prerequisites.Arc Platform... Read More

How Corporate Interior Impacts Workplace Comfort

The construction of a workplace and design of a corporate interior can make a huge difference in worker comfort resulting in increased productivity. A large range of factors can contribute to how happy, healthy and satisfied employees are in the workplace.Office Building and Corporate Interior ResearchBased on research, corporate facility engineers have a lot to consider when designing a building. Our philosophy is first to understand, then provide... Read More

MEP Engineering Company Defines Variable Refrigerant Flow

What is Variable Refrigerant Flow? Mechanical, electrical and plumbing services (MEP) design is critical for managing and operating any facility, including the variable refrigerant flow (VRF). VRF heating and air conditioning system is a specific type of HVAC system that uses one outdoor unit that connects to multiple units indoors. These indoor units are controlled by a thermostat in a variable flow mode while the outdoor unit supplies the... Read More

Energy Engineering Company Unveils 6 Fundamental Principles of Sustainable Building Design

Buildings all over the nation use a variety of resources (energy, water, materials, etc), they generate waste (construction, occupant, etc) and release atmospheric emissions. And building owners are often faced with the challenge to meet the ever changing demands for new, upgraded facilities that are accessible, secure and healthy; while minimizing environmental impact. Thus, choosing sustainable building design can help to reduce operation costs... Read More

Sustainable “Green” Building Design Checklist

The many benefits of going green are well known. Not only is it good for our environment, it also makes office building a healthier place to work for employees (boosting productivity), is more aesthetically pleasing, benefits the community, and saves money (boosting ROI). Making the choice to use sustainable architecture are an easy way to lower greenhouse gas emissions and boost business at the same time. Check out our recent blog post, Importance... Read More

Importance of Sustainable Hospital Engineering: Going for the Green

Sustainable building engineering design and construction is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout the life cycle of a building– from selecting the site to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and finally, deconstruction. Energy and resource efficient, eco- friendly designs are beneficial to the community and environment, socially responsible... Read More