I recently visited a large central utility plant that once powered a data center. With a 3,000 ton chiller plant and 9,600 MBH boiler plant, the system is currently running at a much smaller part load condition than in previous years; but, it still maintains a large load capacity. Even with the reduced load, the… Read More
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
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
It’s hard for a bunch of engineers not to geek out on science. So, while not in the path of totality, we were totally enthralled by today’s eclipse. The weather was nice and our headquarters balcony was a prime viewing spot to take in the view with our super-cool viewing glasses.