Author Archives: Nick Baker

The Big Picture Perspective: Whole Building/Whole Campus Facility Condition Assessment

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C, Shaun May, EIT, CEM, and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Over the last six months, we have noticed a substantial increase in facility owners seeking facility condition assessment services.

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Getting Beyond “It’s Been Like That For Years”: Systems Assessment

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C, Shaun May, EIT, CEM, and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Facility condition assessments are a proactive path towards assuring that building systems are operating the way they should be (per design) and/or the way they need to be (per facility requirements) […]

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Commissioning for Design-Build Project Delivery

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C and Jeff Yirak, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. A few years ago, Nick Baker wrote an article outlining how different project delivery methods affect the commissioning provider’s relationships with the project owner, design team, and contractor. We […]

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Commissioning: On the Fast Track to the Future

by Nick Baker, EIT, CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Commissioning has evolved over the last 20 years from an engineering add-on to a thriving specialty, third-party service. It has grown in application from building HVAC systems to all energy-consuming systems (HVAC, lighting). We are seeing continued […]

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Monitoring-based Commissioning: A ‘Boots on the Ground’ Perspective

by Nick Baker, EIT, CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. The practice of commissioning is all about assuring that building designs meet the needs of the owner and end-users, that installed systems meet the design intent, and that these systems also function optimally at startup and over […]

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Thermal Imaging: Is that a ghost?!

By Nick Baker, EIT, CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD + C 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 this post from Nick Baker, originally published on October 31, 2013: […]

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Harley Davidson + Physics = Commissioning (HD+P=Cx)

By Nick Baker, EIT, CCP, GCPC, LEED AP BD+C 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 this post from Nick Baker, originally published on October 1, 2013: What do […]

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ASHRAE and BCA: You get what you measure!

By Nick Baker, E.I.T. CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. In the world of mechanical/HVAC engineering, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is the go-to source for technical information and industry standards. Say, for example, you are looking for ventilation rates for an […]

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LEED vs. Green Globes: A Commissioning Outlook

By Nick Baker, E.I.T. CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. The LEED vs. Green Globes debate is a hot topic in the AEC world. Just Google “LEED vs Green Globes” and have fun sorting through the variety of articles. In last summer’s Sustainability edition of Wood Harbinger’s […]

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