Technology is enabling dramatic changes in the retail and hospitality industries, allowing customers to shop how and when they want. These changes disrupt the traditional parameters of...
In May of 2016, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) was certified LEED Silver for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance by the U.S. Green Building Council. This award distinguishes the facility as one of the largest buildings in New England and among a handful of convention centers in the world to be awarded LEED certification. Vanderweil successfully led the project team through this certification, returning to the BCEC years after completing the MEP design for the building.
Firms expands expertise in design of mechanical/electrical systems for healthcare facilities.
Data center design and colocation RFP’s continue to list a DCIM solution as a requirement. It is an easy box to check, or not, as is more of often the case. Like Tier certification, the...
This article discusses some of the key technology trends and emerging technology products that are facilitating life sciences education and research activities. While new technologies and approaches are constantly marketed as “must-have” solutions by manufacturers and integrators, prudent selection of educational and business technologies should be made with a clear and focused understanding of how they support and/or enhance business and educational goals.
Every day, 25% of the U.S. population attends one of 133,000 different K-12 schools across the country1.
Exterior Shading, when used correctly, can be extremely effective in optimizing the use of natural daylight, mitigating potential heat gain, and increasing occupant comfort. The usefulness of exterior shading depends on several factors; such as building size and orientation, function, location, and site conditions. Even in conditions that appeal to occupants’ comfort at points during the year, it is important to understand how energy is used to condition the thermal load brought in through glazing, and how at times it can cause more energy to be used to operate the building.
Healthcare energy consumption is at all all-time high. The average hospital uses three times the energy of typical commercial building. A study in 2013 demonstrated that healthcare facilities spend $8.8 billion per year on energy consumption.
BOSTON, Massachusetts — RGV360 is a comprehensive approach to sustainable engineering that incorporates, anticipates, and evaluates design solutions from conception of the project through a building project’s operational life.
Locally sourced alternatives to traditional building materials are popular in building construction, and for good reason. The lower amount of energy required to process natural, locally available materials presents an environmentally favorable life-cycle impact.
It is nearly impossible to walk down a street in Boston or Cambridge today without passing a building that is part of a university campus. These campuses are filled with historic and iconic buildings which express the character and strong history of each institution. While many of these buildings house prominent researchers and professors who push the envelope on new technology research, the systems within many of these the buildings are as historic as the buildings themselves.