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Energy Efficiency August 5, 2020

How to utilize energy efficiency as a service after COVID-19

Alternative financial solutions such as energy as a service (EaaS) can help impacted entities grapple with their situation after the COVID-19 pandemic cools down.

By Art Thompson
Part of the Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant on the UW-Madison campus. A new model for control systems could help large central plants like these save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Courtesy: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Energy Management July 29, 2020

Control approach helps campuses minimize energy costs

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers designed a new stochastic model predictive control system for central utility plants, which could help universities and manufacturing facilities that generate a lot of energy.

By Jason Daley
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Educational July 24, 2020

Designing socially distant K-12 schools

Schools have to adjust to the new normal because of COVID-19. This includes making them socially distant. See how one engineer is working on that for K-12 schools.

By CannonDesign
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Educational July 23, 2020

What can higher ed STEM design learn from commercial research, development?

Institutions looking to enhance their STEM research and teaching facilities face a shared challenge: how to create a space that is functional, appealing, and flexible to nimbly adapt to changing research and workforce demands.

By Don Kranbuehl and Jason Jones
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Energy Efficiency July 21, 2020

Stanford University: Stanford Energy Systems Innovations

Affiliated Engineers analyzed energy production options, evaluated capital and operating costs, and assessed financial and energy risk through 2050 for Stanford Energy Systems Innovations (SESI).

By Affiliated Engineers
school building
Educational July 16, 2020

How St. Louis schools can evolve this fall

CannonDesign offers advice on what will change for schools in the St. Louis area and how the education experience will change.

By CannonDesign
Hospitals July 16, 2020

COVID-19 and teaching the next generation of nurses

COVID-19 has upended healthcare delivery, the workplace, and all levels of education – the economic toll is still being realized – and capital projects on college and university campuses will inevitably be impacted as public and privately funded projects adjust to the budget crunch.

By Matt Pearson
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Educational July 15, 2020

Operating schools in 2020 and beyond

Many school districts across the country will face budget reductions and reduced state education funding due to COVID-19. Compensating for this is a multi-faceted challenge.

By Tom Barentson
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Energy Efficiency July 2, 2020

The economic value of sustainable design

The renovation of Rhoades Hall, a 1950’s academic building at UNC Asheville, serves as a case study for the economic value of sustainable design and it received an LEED Gold certification.

By David Lancor
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Educational June 29, 2020

Designing tornado-safe schools that don’t feel like bunkers

Tornado-safe schools don't have to be designed with an imposing look to keep students and faculty safe.

By John Roach