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  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is most simply described as the conditions inside the building. It includes air qualit...

  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmenta...

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Whole Building Systems

  • Water - Green Tips Impact

    Keep all greywater and stormwater piping separate from potable source piping.

  • Water - Green Tips Impact

    Replace any piping or fittings that contain lead.

  • Water - Green Tips

    Consider instituting cathodic protection for metal components such as pipes and tanks to control corrosion.

  • Water - Green Tips

    Ensure tight connections using pipe tape and wrenches, and check faucet washers and gaskets for wear; replace as needed.

  • Water - Water and Energy Consumption

    Water and energy go hand-in-hand in a relationship often referred to as the "water-energy nexus." Financial cost savings are achieved through not on...

  • Water - Plumbing Engineer

    The plumbing engineer takes on the responsibility of ensuring that water, whether potable or non-potable, provides its intended benefit throughout t...

  • Water - Operations and Maintenance

    Maintenance personnel are critical in sustaining a successful water system upgrade into the future. The water components need to be commissioned as ...

  • Water - Corrosion and Water Quality

    Water contaminants in mechanical process equipment can form deposits, scales, or carryover if not properly expelled through blow-down. These deposit...

  • Water - O&M

    An environmentally conscious water upgrade can reduce potable water, wastewater discharge, and energy bills by lowering resource consumption. These ...

  • Lighting - Optimize Building Energy Efficiency

    Some water system components, when bundled together, can significantly reduce overall building energy consumption as over eight percent of total ene...

  • Water - Leaks

    On average, ten percent of the total water supplied by utility companies is lost due to leakage within the building.1 Identifying leaks early preven...

  • IEQ - Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)

    Research has shown that environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), or secondhand smoke, from cigarettes, pipes, and cigars has cancer-causing airborne parti...

Materials

  • Open Ceiling

    Open ceilings offer a modern, industrial-type feel to a space as duct-work and piping are typically visible. Like bare concrete floors, open ceiling...