Category Archives: All Engagements

Demystifying Puget Sound Energy Grants

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M 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, extra coordination, and all around more work for the […]

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The Benefits of Building Envelope Commissioning

By Michael Nelson, CBST, guest author The process of commissioning is typically associated with energy-related MEP systems like HVAC, domestic hot water, lighting, and potential renewable energy generation systems. However, building envelope commissioning is another path that can greatly improve building performance. Investing in a good envelope improves indoor comfort and air quality as well […]

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CSE: The evolving role of commissioning providers

Wood Harbinger Principal Bruce Pitts, CPMP, CSBA, LEED AP, wrote an article for Consulting Specifying Engineer about the changing landscape for commissioning providers. Check out the full article below on or CSE’s website here.

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Video: 2017 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award – SR 520 Floating Bridge

Check out this fantastic video feature about the SR 520 Floating Bridge, released by ACEC National for the 2017 ACEC National Engineering Excellence Awards. The SR 520 Bridge project won ACEC’s  2017 Grand Conceptor Award.

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New SR 520 floating bridge named America’s top engineering feat

The SR-520 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge and Landings project won the 2017 “Grand Conceptor” Award at ACEC National’s 50th Anniversary Engineering Excellence Awards gala, held April 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C. WSDOT released a statement celebrating the award, which coincides with the anniversary of the bridge’s first year in service. Read an excerpt from WSDOT’s […]

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SR 520 Floating Bridge Wins ACEC National Grand Conceptor Award

The SR-520 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge and Landings project won the 2017 “Grand Conceptor” Award at ACEC National’s 50th Anniversary Engineering Excellence Awards gala, held April 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Wood Harbinger provided the electrical and fire protection engineering as well as commissioning services for this project. We are so very proud of our […]

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Save Your Data! Fire Protection for Data Centers

by Mike Lehner, P.E. This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Many of us have experienced the instant dread and gut-wrenching anguish of such an error message appearing on our computer screens, and escalating frustration as realization sets in; now you get to type that report all over again. Multiply those feelings by […]

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Canary in the Computer Room: How Smoke Detection Systems Can Save the Day

by Mike Lehner, P.E. This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Data centers and computer server rooms play a pivotal role in an organization’s infrastructure. System failures can wreak havoc in lost time and money. A fire in a data center or server room is the ultimate bad day. Wouldn’t it be great […]

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Tidal Energy: The New Sustainable Resource

by Matthew J. Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Identifying and implementing wide–scale, alternative-energy sources may be the greatest global imperative of our time. Why? We are in danger of damaging our earth’s atmosphere and water from global air pollution caused by carbon dioxide emissions and […]

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