Summer Consultants Speaks at at JETC 2020

Summer Consultants’ senior mechanical engineers Anne Juran, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CxA and Jim Gawthrop, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP were featured speakers at the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineering Training Conference n May 2020.  Due to current conditions, the conference was held virtually for the first time with webinars and a… Read More

I2SL Conference

Last week Amanda and I attended the I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories) conference in Raleigh, NC. There were a broad range of individuals in attendance, including: government, university, and private labs users, health and safety, procurement, and facilities groups lab equipment vendors HVAC and controls equipment vendors sustainability champions architects and engineers The sessions… Read More

An Old Lesson Holds True

When I was an intern, I worked on a project at a local university. The head of facilities engineering passed on some sage advice: “The first day a renovated space is open, everyone comments on the finishes and furniture. The next day, they complain about the temperature.” I have apparently said this in the presence… Read More

Google Maps and LEED

When starting off a LEED project, Google’s MyMaps is a helpful tool for determining and documenting many of the Sustainable Sites credits. For our LEED Gold Headquarters, we used MyMaps to determine that we could attain Development Density and Community Connectivity, SSc2, and Alternative Transportation – Public Transportation Access, SSc3.1, and its exemplary point. The… Read More