The Ecological Engineer:
The Ecological Engineer: Glumac is a new book written by Dave Macaulay published in September 2011 by Ecotone—the green building publishing house led by eco-visionary Jason McLennan.
The Ecological Engineer: Glumac is the second of a series of Ecotone books that give a behind-the-scenes look at the most innovative engineers in North America and the practices and principles that push sustainable design to new frontiers and create green buildings that really work.
Providence Newberg Medical Center
This “greenest” hospital in the country involves a new state-of-the-art 43,000sf outpatient facility with inpatient capabilities. This is the first hospital in the United States to achieve a rating of LEED Gold. Environmentally conscious amenities include advanced HVAC systems, natural light in all patient rooms, and windows treated for improved heat transfer resistance. Other items that helped obtain LEED certification were the use of recycled construction matter, a system for utilizing storm water, use of environmentally friend housecleaning projects, and the purchasing 100% wind generated electricity.
Mirabella Retirement Community Portland
This project is being built on a former brownfield site and will be the 1st LEED Platinum CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Center) in the U.S. What really makes this project great is the collaborative efforts of the team (owner PRS, AMAA Architects, Hoffman Construction and Glumac) and its numerous sustainable attributes: reduced energy and water usage (each by more than 40%) through solar hot water, water source heat pumps with ultra high efficiency ECM motors, high efficiency lighting, demand control ventilation, occupancy sensors, dual-flush toilets, low flow shower heads, green roofs, drought-tolerant plants.
Sun Microsystems Data Center
This 2010 project in Santa Clara, CA, was a conversion of 5,500 sf of existing office space to a high density data center. It can support 600 w/sf of server load when fully loaded. Another 41,000 sf of lab and support space was created to support the data center.
• Tier III Data Center
• Hot Aisle Containment
• 600 w/sf
• All Air-Side Cooling
• Thermal Energy Storage Utilized
• Accommodates (160) 16 kWh Racks
• 75% of Year Free Cooling
• Active Power Rotary
• 400V Distribution