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Understanding the Real Cost of Backflow Preventer Requirements to a Government Facility with Fire Protection Systems
So your new building will have a fire protection sprinkler system? And that means you’ll need a backflow preventer, right? In most cases, “yes.” But there are exceptions.
Designing for Diplomacy - The Challenges of Balancing Aesthetics and Security
This past August 7, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, carried out by al Qaida. This was a dark day for the U.S. ...
As Your Single Most Important Asset, Never ‘Choose to Lose’ Your Integrity
A Lesson from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) - Our customer promise We do what we say® is also the promise we make to ourselves and our colleagues, as a core company value we uphold – the ...
What Will Energy and Sustainability Mean Now?
Rob McAtee, Director of Energy and Sustainability Services at Mason & Hanger. In the face of a new administration following the U.S. Presidential election, I’ve seen letters and posts from many ...
Achieving LEED Platinum at the Innovation Center
This project is a shining example of how eco-diplomacy is also cost effective design. The $20.9 million Innovation Center renovation was completed on budget while also meeting an aggressive 14-month ...
Achieving Energy Savings by Improving Fan and Ductwork Performance
The amount of energy used to move air in buildings ranges between 5% and 10% of total building energy in a typical office building and can approach 30% in a building with extensive filtration in a ...
Saving Water Saves Energy (and Vice-Versa)
Despite the recent, much-needed rains in the western part of our country, many areas have yet to fully recover from historic multi-year droughts. Partly as a result of these droughts, and also ...
Microgrids Boost Renewable Energy Roll-Out
It seems every journal I open gives at least a mention to microgrids. Whether in the context of renewable energy, resiliency, or infrastructure, microgrids are hailed as being the solution to our ...
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Data Centers
Since we’re in the digital mood today, here’s a less-than-140-character introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD): CFD takes a very complex fluid dynamics problem and breaks it up into tiny ...
Data Center Energy Consumption
The digital revolution is here, and data is taking over. Human existence is being condensed, chronicled, and calculated, one bit at a time, in our servers and tapes. From several perspectives this is ...
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