Indoor Air Quality and Existing Building Commissioning

-Tyler Alsen | Commissioning & Green Building Solutions The introduction of appropriate volumes of fresh air is important in all buildings in order to maintain acceptable indoor air quality for occupants. In office environments, research suggests a strong correlation exists between increased ventilation and staff productivity. In schools, appropriate ventilation [...]

By | March 9th, 2015|

NYC Taking Action

By H. Jay Enck New York City has introduced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the fight to reel in climate change. (To read more about NYC's efforts, visit: NYC - One City Built to Last.) This is an important step as it provides an example to other [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|

H. JAY ENCK AWARDED LEED® FELLOW DESIGNATION

LEED Fellows represent green building industry’s most accomplished professionals ATLANTA, GA (October 24, 2012) – CXGBS® Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer H. Jay Enck has been nominated for inclusion in Green Building Certification Institute’s prestigious LEED® Fellowship program. The Green Building Certification Institute’s LEED® Fellowship annually honors professional excellence and [...]

By | October 24th, 2012|

CxGBS® SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY COST SAVING PROJECTS RECOGNIZED IN MULTIPLE AWARD CEREMONIES

CxGBS project and project manager honored with 2012 GSA Project Management and CxGBS excellent workmanship awards. ATLANTA, GA (August 22, 2012) – CxGBS project manager Jesse Ross is having a good week. Ross’ project, the John C. Godbold United States Judicial Administration Building (formerly the Elbert P. Tuttle U.S. Court [...]

By | October 1st, 2012|

Common Implementation Problems with Demand Controlled Ventilation – by David Cantrill CxGBS®

Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) control strategies are utilized in many projects today to the energy used to condition outside air into the building.  This energy reduction comes from utilizing lower outside air brought into a space or area when the amount of people is low or non-existent.  This is especially [...]

By | March 2nd, 2012|

Building Owners Save Money with LEED

An acquaintance asked me recently, “What is a building owner’s incentive for pursuing LEED certification?”   He answered his own question with a few ideas:  To demonstrate to the world that your company cares about the environment, to put a plaque on your building, bragging rights.  While these can be incentives, [...]

By | February 3rd, 2012|

FCA (Facility Condition Assessment)/FCI (Facility Condition Index) – “… and now, the rest of the story”

A manufacturing plant, commercial strip mall, office building, or institutional facility all represent a physical asset which should be properly managed maintained in order to minimize operating expenses and maximize its useful service life.  For every dollar of investment in equipment or building, over ten dollars are spent on maintaining [...]

By | January 27th, 2012|

November 3, 2011 (Rome News-Tribune) Darlington unveils LEED Gold Certification plaque at Thatcher Hall

CxGBS Recognized for Role in Commissioning Middle School Building http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/16274587/article-Darlington-unveils-LEED-Gold-Certification-plaque-at-Thatcher-Hall?instance=home_news_lead_story

By | November 11th, 2011|

Good INTENTions for Regional Materials in LEED 2012 – by Danna Lopez CxGBS®

One of the biggest problems I have with the LEEDv2.2 and LEEDv3.0 MR credits is with MR Credit 5: Regional Materials.  This credit currently defines regional materials as materials that are both harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the project.  The INTENT of the credit is to support the [...]

By | October 21st, 2011|

Proactively preparing for the Smart Grid – As published in Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine

The ability to measure and benchmark building performance is an integral component of Smart Grid technologies; building owners that implement data collection systems now will be better positioned for Smart Grid adoption down the road. By: H. Jay Enck, CxAP, HBDP, Commissioning and Green Building Solutions Inc., Duluth 09/26/2011  With [...]

By | September 27th, 2011|