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Case Studies September 1, 2010

Cutting Energy Costs in Hospitals

You hear a lot these days about sustainable design’s “triple bottom line” of planet, people, and profit. Efficiency is essential to sustaining the successful operation of any energy-intensive facility. How can it be achieved without compromising core function?

By Steven J. Yanke, PE; & Nelson R. Long, PE, AEI/Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Case Studies July 8, 2010

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Case Studies April 1, 2010

A cool way to avoid downtime

Bay Area Internet Solutions (BAIS) is one of the largest managed service providers in Northern California. After several significant service expansions in the early 2000s, the company set out to design and build its second co-location facility in Santa Clara, Calif. In designing the data center, eliminating unforeseen downtime was the main priority and the maintenance window tolerance was low.

Case Studies March 16, 2010

Solving sway

Engineers know that high-rise projects pose design challenges including building sway, creep, and thermal expansion/contraction of piping systems. With the Burj Khalifa exceeding the height of any existing structure, those concerns became even more critical and high-profile.

Case Studies March 16, 2010

Chipping away at heating costs

View the full story, including all images and figures, in our monthly digital edition Hartford Central School District in Hartford, N.Y., paired with CSArch Architecture | Construction Management in 2006 to develop the district’s new Alternative Energy Plant, making it the first public school district in New York state to implement wood chip gasification technology to heat its facilities. The Albany, N.Y.-based CSArch designed the new 2,000-sq-ft Alternative Energy Plant. The plant is located adjacent to the 84,330-sq-ft K-12 school and a 7,000-sq-ft technology building, both of which will be heated by the Alternative Energy Plant.

Case Studies February 15, 2010

A study in green science

St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., is one of the few educational institutions to receive a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum rating for one of its buildings.

Case Studies January 20, 2010

Redundancy powers Texas hospital

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) in Edinburg, Texas, is a 90-acre medical complex with an east and west campus that includes seven different medical centers, three central cooling plants, and a 506-bed, full-service facility with a medical staff of more than 500 physicians.

Case Studies January 20, 2010

Medical center reaches LEED Platinum status

Located in Austin, the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is the first healthcare facility in the world to achieve a LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).