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A New Energy Modeling Standard from ASHRAE Open for Public Review
ASHRAE is nearing the final stages of publishing its own energy modeling standard. Energy efficiency and sustainability are playing an increasing role in design decisions. As such, defining a minimum standard of care for energy simulation is becoming crucial. The ASHRAE standard – open for public comment until May 9, 2016 – is the result […]
The Year of Water Conservation
Water is becoming a precious resource, particularly in the Western United States, where many of our clients live and work. In 2016, we are invigorating our focus on water conservation in the built environment, and further establishing ourselves as industry leaders in this area. With El Niño forecasting rain to drought-stricken states, we see this as a […]
Utilizing the Structure to Reduce Energy in Building Design
Energy efficiency continues to weave itself into the expectation of building design. Building trades, including Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural Engineers, are having to modify their general practices. The new requirements of building codes, namely energy codes, are subsequently forcing age-old structural detailing into a new realm. Moreover, as designers seek to get the most bang […]