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|

2013 High Performance Healthy Schools Summit-Call for Nominations & Registration Open

2013 Regional Schools Summit -February 19, 2013 As the 2013 High Performance Healthy Schools Summit approaches, it is time to begin the delightful process of identifying and recognizing those K-12 schools around the State of Georgia for their contributions to the Green Schools movement.     The deadline for receipt of nominations [...]

By | January 7th, 2013|


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|

A client’s story of sustainability – Spelman College: Changing the World

Spelman College has entered the following video for Second Nature's Climate Leadership Awards. Way to go Spelman! Read the article here, or learn more about Spelman College here. The video gives an overview of Spelman's sustainability initiatives featuring President Beverly Daniel Tatum, Art Frazier, director of Facilities and Management Services, and [...]

By | March 19th, 2012|

Sweat the Details! – by Jesse Ross CxGBS®

It seems all too often that when I first start making site observations of new construction, the same issues are observed for every one of my projects. Issues such as continuous vapor or air barriers, protections of ducts and equipment, or clearance allowed for insulation on piping or ducts. And, [...]

By | October 28th, 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|

A Control Point by Any Other Name…By David Cantrill CxGBS®

As energy efficiency goals become common place in almost every area in the United States, project teams are taking advantage of the use of a building automation system (BAS) to aid in keeping a building running as efficient as the day it was opened.  But are these building automation systems [...]

By | September 15th, 2011|

GO TEAM! – by Jesse Ross CxGBS®

It is not uncommon, or unexpected, for contractors to see a Commissioning Authority as the “enemy.” After all, CxAs are responsible for assessing the contractor’s construction quality and installation practices, which may mean more work than they are used to. However, commissioning can be much more difficult when you come [...]

By | September 1st, 2011|

CxGBS® Commissions Pi Beta Phi Sorority House at Mississippi State University

Duluth, Georgia - August 26, 2011 - CxGBS® announced today that they have completed commissioning of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority House on the Mississippi State University Campus in Starkville, MS. The newly constructed house is owned and operated by Pi Beta Phi and Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC) and is [...]

By | August 25th, 2011|

Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1: Do You Know the Savings – by David Cantrill CxGBS®

A LEED project can achieve up to 19 points through the energy efficiency credit of EAc1. With this in mind, designers are typically instructed by the owner to design a building that will meet an agreed upon energy savings level. After the energy model is completed and the LEED online [...]

By | July 28th, 2011|