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Energy Modeling: Owners’ & Developers’ Guide
Today’s building energy codes are continually evolving, alongside sustainability and green building programs. Two critical components of both energy codes and green building programs are energy performance and verification. The results from energy modeling provide data-driven energy performance predictions, which can be used to attract tenants, avoid costly retrofits, and analyze how different systems or equipment could impact energy use. With building energy modeling, licensed sustainability experts calculate a project’s potential energy consumption to help Owners and Developers ensure compliance..
Essentials of Energy Benchmarking on Multi-Family Properties
Since 2019, more than 3,000 sustainability-related disclosures, regulations, and policy instruments have been developed worldwide to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, manage water resources, mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and improve air quality in real estate assets. The global movement to address these issues through environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives reflects societies’ elevated expectations of governments and organizations to help manage natural resources and improve local communities. In turn, Investors have become increasingly socially and environmentally conscious, as..
JSE Celebrates Two Decades as an MEP Giant
Twenty Years as a Leader. Over the past two years, the A/E/C industry has proven its ability to adapt to support the safety and success of each project, even as the world continues to navigate significant challenges. When many communities and industries were nearly brought to a halt, our commitment to being a leading, innovating force in MEP engineering was reinvigorated. Therefore, we are honored to share that, for the 20th consecutive year, Jordan & Skala Engineers has been named..
Aaron McEwin as 2020 NGBS Green Legacy Partner of Excellence
Jordan & Skala Engineers’ Aaron McEwin, Principal and Director of Sustainability, has been recognized by Home Innovation Research Labs as a 2020 NGBS Green Legacy Partner of Excellence. Annually, Home Innovation Research Labs recognizes a select group of qualified candidates as NGBS Green Partners of Excellence. This year marks the first time that the organization added a special category of “Legacy Recipients,” individuals who have been named Partners of Excellence for five years or more. Through these awards, Home Innovation..
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF/VRV) for HVAC Systems
While a conventional direct expansion (DX) split system AC is simple to install, operate, and repair with thermostat controls, low initial costs, and individual metering, the system has evolved. Conventional DX split systems are sized to meet maximum heating and cooling loads, lack redundancy, and have multiple compressors to maintain; however, advancements in air conditioning technology have resulted in Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF/VRV) systems, giving developers and owners an option for greater efficiency and sustainability in heating and air conditioning. ..
ERRC and DAS Systems: What You Need to Know
We live in a world that relies on various wireless technologies to communicate with one another. For the general consumer, infrastructure elements such as strong cellular, radio, and Wi-Fi signals have moved beyond being a luxury into a matter of safety and security. Radio and cellular signals are often weakened in large buildings and other venues due to a variety of factors, such as radio frequency interference, low-emissivity glass, concrete, and other building materials. These obstacles create areas within the..