The Cannon Design Products Group recently worked with a confidential client needing to cool large research equipment still relying on once-through cooling. Working with the organization, we helped them realize they were wasting more than 2.6 million gallons of water annually and $16,000 in water and sewer costs on just ONE of the pieces they [...]
I won’t give away his exact age but Rob Garra (Vice President in Cannon Design’s Buffalo office) has been named to the 40 Under 40 list by Consulting-Specifying Engineer. This award is given to 40 building industry professionals age 40 and younger who stand out in all aspects of their lives. Candidates were nominated by [...]
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 [...]
Recognizing the top “under-40” professionals practicing around the world in the built environment—“the next generation of leadership in the AEC industry”—Building Design + Construction has named Sara J. Schonour, LC, Associate IALD, IES, EIT, LEED AP, CDT, a 40 Under 40 recipient to their Class of 2013. Each year the editors of Building Design + [...]
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 [...]
Mike Eardley, Cannon Design’s director of commissioning, will present “Commissioning for High Performance Buildings” on May 7. Here’s an overview of the presentation: Building systems commissioning is a term familiar to those in the sustainable building community, but many wish to learn more about the process and its benefits. As Cannon Design’s firm-wide director of [...]
College Planning & Management features the eVap in its 2013 April issue with a story titled, “Laboratories: Solving The Challenges of Water” that takes a deep look at how the device is already delivering results for the California Institute of Technology and can help other facilities around the world. Take a minute to read the [...]
In the March issue of Civil Engineering, the magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mike Pukstza, Project/Planning Principal for the Instituto Nacional de Cancer (INCA) project in Rio de Janeiro talks about the importance of the collaborative team that was formed to create a new model for cancer care—one that was centered [...]
In “Green Goals in Healthcare,” appearing in the current March/April issue of Medical Construction & Design, Cannon Design Principal, John Swift, PE, CEM, LEED, writes of the importance of defining a comprehensive sustainable design program right from the get go that is aligned with the client’s goals. John, whose career has spanned 20+ years [...]
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 [...]
The Cannon Design Commissioning team is a natural extension of architectural and engineering design services. A comprehensive and systematic process, commissioning begins with documenting building requirements – owner objectives, intended building use, and system performance goals, then verifies that these requirements are met throughout design, construction, acceptance and occupancy phases. Here is a great client testimonial video [...]
With a design that merges the “high tech” world of medicine with the “high touch” needs of cancer patients to provide customized, holistic care, the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona, focuses on outpatient care, with a unique environment incorporating natural light, artwork, water features and views of nature. At the north entry, [...]
Tuesday, February 12, celebrated a milestone at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Lincoln Hall, home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was rededicated after a major renovation. The ceremony was held on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and was exactly 100 years to the day of the building’s original dedication. Cannon Design’s Charles Smith and [...]
Tim Costello, PE, CDT, LEED AP, coauthored a January 2013 Modern Steel Construction article featuring the Onondaga Community College, Ferrante Hall Academic project. Read the complete article here. Modern Steel Construction – 2013 from Cannon Design Located in Syracuse, New York, the new music building at OCC contributes much more to the campus than performance [...]
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Iryna - 28 May 2013
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Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...