Case Studies

Case Studies October 7, 2011

Quick connect tap box generators restores power after outage

In extreme situations, tap boxes can be used as a cost-effective, efficient solution to restore power to buildings and businesses without sacrificing security or anything that might hamper operations.

By Information provided by Steiner Power Systems
Case Studies September 22, 2011

Clean extinguishing agent helps save the Alamo

During a fire, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library saved numerous historical documents from the flames thanks to a solution called fluoroketone that would not damage or harm the older documents like other agents would.

By Information provided by 3M.
Case Studies September 19, 2011

Classroom acoustics affect student achievement

Classroom mechanical systems should be designed with lower noise levels to optimize student reading comprehension.

By Lauren M. Ronsse, PhD, and Lily M. Wang, PhD, PE, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Case Studies September 15, 2011

Hospital meets critical power needs

Phoenix Children's Hospital's emergency power supply system must meet emergency standby requirements for both a healthcare facility and a high-rise building.

By Shawn Grimm, PE, ccrd partners
Case Studies August 16, 2011

Going beyond the code

The New York Times Building is a 52-story tower with 1.5 million gross sq ft and is a mix of both office and retail uses with open spaces and floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

By Justin Schultz, PE, and Michael Chow, PE, Metro CD Engineering LLC, Dublin, Ohio
Case Studies July 26, 2011

Mississippi gains new commissioned facilities

CxBGS commissioned three new public safety facilities—and a command center for future disasters—in Harrison County, Miss.

By H. Jay Enck, CxAP, HBDP, CPMP, LEED AP
Case Studies July 12, 2011

Wisconsin hospital uses energy-efficient boiler

St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wis., earns the Energy Star designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of a green healthcare initiative.

By BY: Hurst Boiler & Welding Company, Inc.
Case Studies July 12, 2011

Major league fire protection

Citi Field’s highly advanced fire protection and evacuation systems make use of both centralized and distributed intelligence.

By Information provided by NOTIFIER
Case Studies July 6, 2011

PV reflectivity safe for airports

Glare analysis performed via simulated environment for proposed PV array near airport.

By Rob Roseman, PE, LEED AP, Parsons Brinckerhoff, St. Louis
Case Studies June 29, 2011

School’s BAS controls lights, HVAC

An elementary school’s new BAS combined HVAC and lighting controls provide wireless capabilities and lower costs.

By Louis-Nicolas Hamer, PE, LEED AP, SCL Elements Inc./CAN2GO, Montreal