Category Archives: Sustainability

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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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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The Process of Energy Modeling – Part III

By Paul Greenwalt 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 one by Paul Greenwalt, originally published on January 21, 2014: In the previous parts of this series, I […]

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The Process of Energy Modeling – Part II

By Paul Greenwalt 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 one by Paul Greenwalt, originally published on January 9, 2014: In Part I of this series, we focused […]

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The Process of Energy Modeling – Part I

By Paul Greenwalt, EIT 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 one by Paul Greenwalt, originally published on November 14, 2013: There seems to be a misconception about […]

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Central Power Station Upgrades – University of Oregon

Our  Throwback Thursday blog series features posts from back in the day that are just too good to stay at the back of the blog. This installment takes us back before we were even posting blogs! Check out this video from the University of Oregon featuring their 2011 Central Power Station upgrade. Wood Harbinger served […]

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Heat Pumps: The Undiscovered Energy Saver

By Paul Greenwalt, EIT 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 Paul Greenwalt, originally published on October 3, 2013: Traditionally, we have used Natural Gas or […]

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Juice Day: A Health Revolution Begins

by Andy Brown Blood, sweat, tears, and a highly emotionally charged atmosphere. No, those aren’t the ingredients in the fresh-pressed juices prepared for our colleagues…but that was the scene in the kitchen on the morning of Thursday, September 17th. With hands furiously chopping, blending, crushing, smashing, mushing, and mashing, Margaret Felts, Andy Brown, and Mark […]

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