To learn more about radiant systems, use the following resources:
To learn more about radiant systems, use the following resources:
Lighting is one of the largest energy consumers in the commercial-facility world. Led by LEDs, the lighting landscape has changed dramatically in the past three or four years. For this Commercial Conversation, Ron Runkles and Doug Baillie at NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Arlington, VA), have assembled a panel of experts to talk about lighting technology, how it’s changed, how it will change, and the overall impact of this change on energy usage and lighting quality. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file.
The panel consists of David Errigo, LumenOptix LLC; Cheryl Ford, OSRAM Sylvania; and Tom Leonard, Leviton.
- David Errigo is a vertical sales manager for LumenOptix LLC, Montgomeryville, PA, with more than 10 years of lighting experience. His current responsibilities include developing and supporting the ESCO channel nationwide for LumenOptix.
- Cheryl Ford is a marketing manager for OSRAM SYLVANIA, Danvers, MA. She has more than 30 years of lighting experience, has held various positions in engineering, marketing and sales, and is a NCQLP lighting certified professional. Her current responsibilities include product launch, sales collateral development, website messaging, training, and trade show support. She is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.
- Tom Leonard is vice president of Marketing & Product Management at Leviton Lighting & Energy Solutions, Portland. Tom is a 25-year veteran of the electrical, lighting, and control industry and has developed and holds multiple patents on lighting controls for energy conservation. He is active in numerous lighting control trade and technical organizations.
To learn more about building-automation technology, use the following resources:
- Alerton Ascent building-management system overview
- The New Era of Healthcare Acoustics, Wireless solution enables school to integrate portable classrooms into centralized energy management system
- New York University Medical Center relies on building management system to manage 3 million square feet within 13 buildings
- BACnet-compatible energy management system is key to guest comfort and energy savings in Arizona’s largest hotel
To learn more about hospital acoustics, use the following resources:
- Literature review/summary on the Making Hospitals Quiet website
- The New Era of Healthcare Acoustics, The Construction Specifier magazine, Madaras
- Charting a Course to Quiet: Addressing the Challenge of Noise in Hospitals, Wolf and Madaras
- Sound Control for Improved Outcomes in Healthcare Settings, Joseph and Ulrich
- Business Case For Building Better Hospitals Through Evidence-Based Design, Sadler, DuBose, Malone, and Zimring
- Acoustics in Healthcare Environments, Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association
Our 13th Commercial Conversation is with Jay Egg, president and founder of Egg Geothermal, Kissimmee, FL. Jay is a consultant and designer of geothermal HVAC systems, in addition to being author of two books and several articles on the subject. In this podcast he offers his insights into geothermal technology and the role it can play in commercial facilities by providing improved indoor air quality and energy savings on several fronts. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file.
To learn more about geothermal technology and the many benefits it offers, use the following resources:
To learn more about using glass, read an article, written by Diane, that appears in the October issue of Commercial Building Products:
“Interiors Lighten Up,” Commercial Building Products, October 2012
This link will take you to the USGB’s LEED for Commercial Interiors page:
LEED for Commercial Interiors website page
For more information about interior design in general, visit this American Society of Interior Designers Knowledge Center website:
ASID Knowledge Center
In this podcast, we discuss factors that affect how fenestration is specified for building types such as restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, and offices. This podcast is a companion to Mike Turner’s article about factors that affect fenestration specification in various regions of the country. The article appears on page 13 of the Jan/Feb issue of Commercial Building Products. It can also be viewed in the digital version of the Jan/Feb issue. The digital version of the magazine will be available Feb. 8 at http://www.cbpmagazine.com/digital/janfeb2013
Gale is an environmental engineer with a civil-engineering degree from Michigan State University, Lansing. Before joining the sustainability organization she was product and program manager in the Insulating Systems business for Owens Corning.
In this podcast, Gale discusses what she’s seeing/experiencing in the sustainable-construction arena, specifically with LEED, Green Globes, the Int’l Green Construction Code (IgCC), and the BioPreferred program. She also shares insights into what is happening in the zero-energy building world.
Click here to download the podcast mp3 file. (Note: If your browser (Firefox) doesn’t automatically play the podcast, right click on the link and download the file to your desktop. Double-clicking on the downloaded file will open it in your mp3 player, bypassing the browser.)
Below are links links to sustainable-construction websites to help you further explore these programs:
In this podcast, Jay discusses the role of sustainability in laboratory construction; trends in lighting, HVAC, and working-space design\; and a couple of his more interesting projects. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file. (Note: If your browser (Firefox) doesn’t automatically play the podcast, right click on the link and download the file to your desktop. Double-clicking on the downloaded file will open it in your mp3 player, bypassing the browser.)
Below are links to two resources that you can use to learn more about laboratory design:
- Changing Spaces, an article to which Jay contributed that appeared in Lab Manager magazine.
- Laboratories & Research Environments Re-Imagined, a complete portfolio of laboratories and research environments designed by Svigals + Partners.
In this podcast, Debra describes how Schmidt Associates has changed its view of the architect’s/architectural firm’s role in projects and how the resulting program-management approach has changed how they do business and the success of that business. As you listen, you will receive an entire plateful of food for thought that very well could change how you think about your role and the role of your firm in its marketplace. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file. (Note: If your browser (Firefox) doesn’t automatically play the podcast, right click on the link and download the file to your desktop. Double-clicking on the downloaded file will open it in your mp3 player, bypassing the browser.)
Shown below are some images of various Indianapolis public schools that were handled with Schmidt’s program-management approach. Here is Debra’s description of how the overall project was handled: “As program managers, we developed a standard elementary school program to serve 600 students. The architects (denoted below each photo) took the standard internal program and developed six different buildings that fit each neighborhood’s context. It gave Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) standardization within the building and unique character on the exteriors. These six elementary school projects set the tone for IPS’s initiative to improve more than 25 neighborhoods in the city. Old, outdated buildings that did not meet today’s educational standards were demolished and replaced with these new buildings, outfitted with technology in each classroom, and equipped with air conditioning (neither technology nor air conditioning existed in the previous old buildings). All students stayed on site in their original buildings during construction and were excited to see the daily construction progress of their new schools. Several teachers incorporated our construction progress into their lesson plans and students and teachers were allowed to visit the sites at appropriate times.”
Below are interior shots from some of the Indianapolis Public Schools projects.