I found this study yesterday published by the University of Washington, titled Targeting 100! that identifies a process for newly constructed hospitals to integrate architectural, mechanical and central plant systems to reduce energy consumption by an average of 62 percent. The biggest breakthrough identified by the study comes from addressing the reheating of centrally-cooled air, [...]
Kudos to cities across the country for recognizing the value of energy benchmarking and retro-commissioning. The Boston City Council just approved the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance which requires large commercial and residential buildings to report and disclose their energy and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions in order to encourage investment in energy [...]
One of the most critical steps facility managers can take when seeking to understand air-monitoring in a new facility is committing to a rigorous commissioning process. Proper commissioning can help determine appropriate requirements for air monitoring during the design review phase. Later in the commissioning process, comprehensive functional performance testing of building systems prior to [...]
I had the opportunity to deliver this presentation along with Christopher Longchamps, Senior Facilities Engineer for Partners Healthcare System, Inc at the annual American Society of Healthcare Engineering conference in San Francisco. I wanted to share it with everyone as I think it’s quite informative and offers a good look into the topic of energy [...]
Like many industries, the future of the commissioning industry is dependent on the new talent we can recruit, train, mentor, and support. Commissioning also struggles with visibility among college students that are soon to enter the workforce (although I’ve seen this improve greatly in the last few years). To support that growth in visibility, and [...]
I’m presenting this week at the Boston Society of Architects Construction Administration Roundtable about the value of a strong commissioning team. It’s important to understand that accurate and strong commissioning is not accomplished by a single professional but by an entire commissioning team. A strong team is made up of the Commissioning Authority (which our [...]
I am excited to attend next week’s National Conference on Building Commissioning (NCBC) in Nashville with my colleague Marco De Zan. Both Marco and I will be able to present on different topics at the conference and truly help drive the conversation forward. Marco wrote a piece about his speaking proposal last month and I [...]
Cannon Design’s Boston office building has earned a LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings from the U. S. Green Building Council. The building is among only 12 commercial office buildings in the city of Boston to receive the prestigious LEED-EB designation. With the goal of increasing operational efficiency, the property management team decided to advance [...]
Brett McQuillan - 14 Jun 2013
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architectrix - 05 Jun 2013
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Yemm & Hart Ltd - 03 Jun 2013
"Personally" - to bring "heart" into everything I do. ~ Deborah Hart Yemm
Iryna - 28 May 2013
Hi all team of Cannon Design! I have visited your office on Doors Open eve...
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...