Author Archives: Matthew Woo

Here Comes the Sun: A New Day for Solar Power

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. The advancement of alternative, clean energy continues to be a hot topic in America. Just this week, President Obama announced new actions to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency to promote a cleaner, more stable environment for future […]

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A Field Trip to Seattle’s Stone 34 Building

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C A handful of my colleagues and I recently had an opportunity to tour the Stone 34 building, located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Stone 34 is one of the first buildings to follow the Seattle Department of Planning and Development’s Living Building Pilot program, which aims to encourage […]

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Engineering for Sustainable Health and Wellness

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Sustainability encompasses a broad array of social, economic, and environmental factors. Sustainable design is about more that energy efficiency and earth-friendly materials. It’s about creating resilient and healthy conditions for people, communities, and the environment. In this article, […]

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Let’s Get Collaboratory! A 2014 Community Service Project

By Matthew J. Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C As a member of the Electric League of the Pacific Northwest, I served on the Community Service committee this year. For our first annual Electric League Community Service Project, we partnered with Rebuilding Together Seattle on a great outreach opportunity for this year’s National Rebuilding Day […]

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Flywheel vs. Battery for Data Center Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS)

By Matthew J. Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C Nobody likes an interruption, whether it’s when you’re speaking, working, or perhaps enjoying a good movie, or if it involves the functionality of some piece of equipment on which you rely, like your computer, lighting at night, or your TV during that good movie. For most […]

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