Tag Archives: LEED

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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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Seattle DJC: Green River College opens $32M student center on Auburn campus

Green River College cut the ribbon on its new $32.2 million student life center in Auburn on Monday, February 1, 2016, according to an article recently published in the Seattle DJC. Wood Harbinger provided the electrical engineering and LEED documentation for this project. Read the full article below or on the DJC’s website.

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Seattle DJC: Center for Wooden Boats will have more youth programs

The Center for Wooden Boats’ new education center will break ground in January, according to an article recently published in the Seattle DJC. Wood Harbinger is providing LEED Commissioning services for the project. The $6.6 million, 9,200-square-foot education center is intended to expand the services for youth, including space for new after-school programs, more job […]

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Are “Green-Certified” Buildings Actually Sustainable?

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT and Morena Sanidad, P.E., LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Sustainability has a broad definition that at its core is about survival, now and into the future. In the built environment, energy efficiency and conservation are major factors affecting sustainability. Building owners—and the project teams […]

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LEED vs. Green Globes: A Commissioning Outlook

By Nick Baker, E.I.T. CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. The LEED vs. Green Globes debate is a hot topic in the AEC world. Just Google “LEED vs Green Globes” and have fun sorting through the variety of articles. In last summer’s Sustainability edition of Wood Harbinger’s […]

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