Energy Efficiency

Figure 3: The Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine incorporates a shelter in the event of high-wind storms and coordinates the design with building systems to maintain continuity. SmithGroup is serving as a design architect and programming consultant, providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and structural engineering services for Helix Architecture + Design, the architect of record. Courtesy: SmithGroup
Building Types October 29, 2020

Case study: Designing for tornadoes in the Midwest

The Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine created a dual-use space to meet resilient design needs

By Nancy Kohout, John Rushing, Bill Wood and Valerie Berstene
Courtesy: Albert Vecerka/ESTO Photographics
Sustainability October 27, 2020

Students, tech, COVID drive higher ed efficiency design

College and university building design is being driven by student needs, technology and new air quality demands

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Jasper Sanidad, Glumac
Sustainability October 15, 2020

Focus on future occupants is a design challenge

Today’s big picture thinking doesn't always result in considering future individual occupant satisfaction, but there are ways design teams make it a priority.

By Nicole Isle
Top row: Doug Sullivan, Peter Garvey; Bottom row: Joe Estrada, David Taylor. Courtesy: Dewberry
Energy, Power October 7, 2020

Energy roundtable on the industry’s future

Four industry experts discuss what they’re seeing in terms of trends, technology, challenges, and the future of the energy industry.

By Dewberry
Courtesy: Glumac
Business of Engineering October 1, 2020

The role MEP design plays in designing equitable spaces

Staci Atwater from Glumac explains how MEP engineers and architects can work together to create more equitable spaces for occupants.

By Glumac
Courtesy: LEO A DALY
Energy Efficiency September 28, 2020

Basics of energy efficiency for industrial, manufacturing facility design

Industrial and manufacturing facilities have specialty energy efficiency and sustainability needs engineers must include in new or retrofit projects

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers
Lighting September 25, 2020

Seven common myths about commercial rooftop solar panels

Solar panels can help a company cut their energy costs and technology advances make them more affordable and economical in the long run.

By Affiliated Engineers
Courtesy: Dewberry
Energy Efficiency September 22, 2020

Adaptive reuse challenges, benefits and impacts from COVID-19

Adaptive reuse can be done for a wide range of functions, from office spaces and housing to facilities in healthcare, senior living, and sports and recreation and are getting used more due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Erica Nelles and Dan Anderton
Courtesy: Dewberry
Building Types September 15, 2020

Engineering the art of data science for climate-resilient communities

The core of the problem with flooding is understanding, preparing, mitigating, predicting, and responding to current and future flood risk. Learn how data science can help.

By Siva Sangameswaran
Energy Efficiency August 31, 2020

Sustaining high-performance buildings

High-performance building managers can optimize financial operations management and monitoring using integrated data platforms and a proven facility sustainability roadmap

By George Hawkinson and Jarrod McMains