Author Archives: Jeff Yirak

Demystifying Puget Sound Energy Grants

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. I’m currently working on Virginia Mason’s new Bainbridge Island Medical Center. For this project, our client applied for a Puget Sound Energy (PSE) energy grant. I had heard the process can be cumbersome, with lots of forms, […]

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The Cost of Energy Conservation

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M We spend a lot of time emphasizing the role that energy consumers play in their electricity and natural gas consumption based on the choices they make. We design high-efficiency heating water systems with condensing boilers and complicated control systems, while specifying LED luminaires with automatic daylight […]

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Commissioning Project Management: Practical Advice from the Front Lines

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. There’s nothing magical about a successful commissioning project. Like any other aspect of a design or construction project, good project management is essential to a successful outcome. Successful project delivery relies on early identification of issues, garnering […]

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Project Staffing: Do You Know Who’s Working for You?

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Whether its groceries, clothes, or commissioning consultants, more and more consumers and clients are interested in what they’re getting for the price they’re paying. While we may not come with stickers denoting us as local and organic, […]

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A Journey of Learning and Leadership: My Experience on the BCA Board of Directors

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BC+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. The Building Commissioning Association (BCA) is the premier commissioning organization in this country, and it is expanding internationally. Our mission “is to guide the building commissioning industry by advancing best practices and education throughout the building industry, […]

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Tools of the Trade: Humble Flashlight Exposé – Part 4

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M Wood Harbinger’s engineers have been blogging since 2013! This Throwback Thursday series features posts from back in the day that are just too good to stay at the back of the blog. Enjoy Part 4 of 4 from Jeff Yirak, originally published on December 19, 2013: 6-volt […]

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Tools of the Trade: Humble Flashlight Exposé – Part 3

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M Wood Harbinger’s engineers have been blogging since 2013! This Throwback Thursday series features posts from back in the day that are just too good to stay at the back of the blog. Enjoy Part 3 of 4 from Jeff Yirak, originally published on December 18, 2013: This […]

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Tools of the Trade: Humble Flashlight Exposé – Part 2

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M Wood Harbinger’s engineers have been blogging since 2013! This Throwback Thursday series features posts from back in the day that are just too good to stay at the back of the blog. Enjoy Part 2 of 4 from Jeff Yirak, originally published on December 17, 2013: In […]

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Tools of the Trade: Humble Flashlight Exposé – Part 1

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M Wood Harbinger’s engineers have been blogging since 2013! This Throwback Thursday series features posts from back in the day that are just too good to stay at the back of the blog. Enjoy Part 1 of 4 from Jeff Yirak, originally published on December 12, 2013: […]

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