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Dollhouse Lighting Design: A Big Challenge for a Tiny Space

by Dee Thierry When I was young, my sisters and I would get a new dollhouse every year. Eventually my dad decided annual purchases was no longer feasible and instead set out to build a dollhouse for us. The result kept our family entertained for years!

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Strategic Coffee Planning

by Dee Theirry “Petroleum and coffee had no value a few centuries ago.” – Author Unknown Coffee Quality or Time to Brew? French Press or Vending? Drip or Pod? Permanent or Paper Filter? Ready Temperature or Temperature Over Time? Traditional Aged, Luwaked or Monsooned? As part of the preparation for our impending office move, we […]

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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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Hunting Down a Solution to My Cold Bedroom Woes

by Jacob Odell It was a cold winter day when I noticed a heavy draft coming through the dog door and I got to thinking about how to stop it. But this is not the beginning of our story. The tale begins some years ago—never mind how long precisely—when my wife and I bought our […]

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An Engineer’s Guide to PC Builds

by Shaun May, EIT In addition to being a commissioning engineer at Wood Harbinger, I am a landscape photography hobbyist and freelancer. I aspire to capture the highest quality images of the most beautiful and rare natural moments… sunrises, sunsets, and the stars from remote locations, and in addition infuse digital art to bring the […]

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Nancy Brown is a WSSHE Associate Member of the Year

Wood Harbinger Project Manager Nancy Brown was awarded Associate Member of the Year by the Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering (WSSHE) Puget Sound Chapter. Congratulations Nancy on this well-deserved honor!!

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When Halloween Lights Help Prevent Winter Holiday Lighting Problems

by Dee Thierry and Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C It was lunchtime and Electrical Engineer Matt Woo and Engineering Production Specialist, Charlie Nelson had volunteered to string up the festive orange and Tarantula studded lights in preparation of our Halloween costume party and potluck. We discovered that what was once a full string […]

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What ANSI Accreditation for the Certified Commissioning Professional Certification Means to Wood Harbinger’s CCPs

Earlier this year in February 2016, Principal Bruce Pitts wrote an article about the long road to ANSI-accreditation for the Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) certification offered by the Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB). On July 15, 2016, the BCCB announced that they had achieved ANSI accreditation. So exciting!! Wood Harbinger’s commissioning practice is a core […]

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Getting to Know Us: Stuart Mitchell

The Wood Harbinger team is made up of diverse and interesting people, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, professional experiences, and insights to our firm. In this blog series, we’ll share a little something about each of the people behind our successful engineering projects. This week, the spotlight’s on Mechanical Engineer Stuart Mitchell, P.E., CCP, […]

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