Category Archives: E-Newsletter

Simplification for Sustainability: Power over Ethernet (PoE)

by Bob Eastman This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. A term heard more and more in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system world is “Power over Ethernet,” or PoE. PoE is a network technology that uses a single network cable from a PoE network switch to deliver both power and network […]

Also posted in All Engagements | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mechanical Systems that Deliver More with Less

by Shaun May, EIT, CEM and Paul Greenwalt, EIT. This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Mechanical design is going through a shake-up as energy efficiency and multi-use, flexible spaces become higher priorities in many building types. The latest Washington State Energy Code (WSEC 2015) is also driving major change.

Also posted in All Engagements | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Road Less Traveled: the Monitoring-Based Commissioning Option

by Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. LEED v4 launched in late 2013 with substantial changes to the LEED Green Building Design and Construction certification system, including many that affected commissioning program requirements needed to achieve certification. 2017 is really the first year we’re starting to see LEED v4 in […]

Also posted in All Engagements | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Path to Enlightenment: Energy Metering and Management

by Shaun May, EIT, CEM This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Energy management is a hot topic in today’s business climate, and also a growing interest of mine. I spent last year studying to become a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and am proud to say that as of May 2017, I am […]

Also posted in All Engagements | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Knowledge is Power: How Data Can Improve Space Efficiency

by Bob Eastman This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Space planning and building system design involve a cycle of questions, answers, and new questions based on those answers. The ultimate question: How is this space to be used and will that use change over time? We design based on studied evidence, but […]

Also posted in All Engagements | Tagged , , | 2 Responses

Flexible Technology to Spike Workplace Sustainability

by Bob Eastman This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Workplace environments in many industries are moving toward more open formats and densely populated spaces as well as more mobile and remote workflows for staff. Rising costs (for rent and energy) are, of course, a motivating factor for these trends. Other motivations include […]

Also posted in All Engagements | Tagged , , , | 1 Response

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, […]

Also posted in All Engagements | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Benefits of Building Envelope Commissioning

By Michael Nelson, CBST, guest author This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. 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 […]

Also posted in All Engagements | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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 […]

Also posted in All Engagements | Tagged , , | 2 Responses
  • Share this page.
    Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+