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Benchmark Testing Explained

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT I recently read an article about the Chicago Archdiocese’s Archbishop Blase J. Culpich announcement that the Archdiocese will be benchmark testing all of their buildings to confirm that they are as energy efficient as they can be. This got me thinking about the benefits of existing building commissioning as well as […]

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A Field Trip to Seattle’s Stone 34 Building

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C A handful of my colleagues and I recently had an opportunity to tour the Stone 34 building, located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Stone 34 is one of the first buildings to follow the Seattle Department of Planning and Development’s Living Building Pilot program, which aims to encourage […]

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No Detail Too Small: Why Engineers Should Think About Urinal Stickers

by Steve Grayson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C When you think of consulting engineers, what do you think of? Calculators, people hunched over drawings, and highly innovative solutions? We have and do those things, yes, but contrary to popular belief, we are also human, which means certain daily needs and functions. Now most people probably won’t […]

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10 Tips for Time Management

By Margaret Felts As we’re fast approaching the end of the year, it seems like the to-do list is ever-growing, and everything on it has a deadline of December 31st.  With holidays, family, shopping, cooking, and decorating on top of all the office deadlines approaching, I asked my peers about their top time saving and […]

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Wayfinding: Way More than Signage

By John Bartelink This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Wayfinding is the study and practice of how we get where we need to go. Sounds simple, right? Just ask the guys in the band of the famous Rob Reiner comedy, “This Is Spinal Tap” how important good, clear directions are when trying […]

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RFID Trends in Healthcare

By John Bartelink This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” Whoever coined this phrase was clearly not a medical professional. In healing environments, what you don’t know can do quite a bit of damage. Moreover, what you don’t measure can perpetuate unresolved problems. Every day, lack […]

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