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What to Expect in the Existing Building Commissioning Process

Bruce Pitts presented at the 2016 National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) National Conference, held June 12 through 15, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. Bruce presented with Bill Slone, Associate Director of the Division of Engineering and Contract Administration for the Kentucky Department of Facilities Management. Their presentation, “What to Expect in the Existing Building […]

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Existing Building Commissioning: “Surprise Management”

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M of Wood Harbinger. This article adapted from a presentation given at a WSSHE Puget Sound Chapter Energy Conservation seminar on September 17, 2014. View the PowerPoint version here. Change is inevitable, and this is true for something as seemingly inanimate as a building. Small modifications, improvement, or […]

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Seattle Sustainability Summit

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M I attended bisnow’s recent Seattle Sustainability Summit on August 27th. Having never been to one of these events before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I donned my taupe sport coat and met a great group of people at the Four Seasons Seattle. I arrived early […]

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Avoid Surprises with Existing Building Commissioning

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Alexander Graham Bell got it right when he said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Whether new construction or remodels and tenant improvements, successful construction projects are planned, executed, monitored, and checked. When building a […]

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Can Existing Building Commissioning solve all of your current facility headaches?

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M How many stories begin with “it was a dark and stormy night”?  With a classic opening like that, the story could go anywhere, right?  I have a new classic opening line for consideration: “we want you to come and see if you can figure out what’s wrong”.  […]

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