Why Colors Matter: Leslie Harrington

Leslie Harrington, executive director, The Color Association of the United States

Leslie Harrington, executive director, The Color Association of the United States

The subject of Commercial Conversation #19 is color. To talk to us about color and the role it plays in our lives and, particularly, in commercial construction, is Leslie Harrington, executive director, The Color Association of the United States, New York City. Leslie has held various senior-management positions in the area of color strategy and color marketing throughout a 25-year career, including a 16-year tenure as the color and design director for Benjamin Moore Paints. In her capacity at Benjamin Moore, Leslie worked with technical and lab teams to develop and manage color systems and programs. She has also worked in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, durable goods, consumer goods, and technology industries. She currently consults with James Hardie,
   Harrington is frequently interviewed, has authored numerous publications, and has been a guest on several television programs.
   Leslie is a professional member of American Society of Interior Designers and has held positions in several other organizations. She has an undergraduate degree in interior design; an MBA from New York Univ., Stern School of Business; and a Ph.D. in color strategy.
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To learn more about color and color forecasting, use the following resources:


 

Constructing A Successful Building Envelope: Joe Pasma

Joe Pasma of Premier SIPS

Joe Pasma of Premier SIPS

For this 18th Commercial Conversation, we are joined by Joe Pasma of Premier SIPS, Puyallup, WA, division of Carlisle Construction Materials. Joe is a professional engineer and technical manager at Premier SIPS. He has 35 years of experience in the building industry and specializes in high-performance building systems. His background includes structural engineering, product development and application of building science principles. Our discussion with Joe focuses on building envelope trends, technology, codes, and the role of structured insulated panels in producing an energy-efficient envelope system. We also talk about the roles of the HVAC and building-automation systems in creating a living, breathing building. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file.

To learn more about building-envelope technology and structured insulated panels, use the following resources:


 

Radiating Hot and Cold: Devin Abellon

Devin Abellon, Uponor Corp.

Devin Abellon, Uponor Corp.

Devin Abellon, P.E., is the business development manager for engineering services at Uponor Corp., Apple Valley, MN. He has 19 years of experience in the HVAC industry with a focus on high-performance building systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a registered professional engineer in California and Arizona. He is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE). He is also an ASHRAE Regional Vice Chair in Region X, Programs Subcommittee Chair for ASHRAE TC 6.5 and an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. In Commercial Conversation podcast #17 we talk about the various aspects of radiant heating and cooling systems and the role they play in creating a stable and comfortable environment. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file.
To learn more about radiant systems, use the following resources:


 

The Lighting Landscape: Errigo, Ford, and Leonard

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, LumenOptix LLC

    David Errigo, LumenOptix LLC

  • 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, OSRAM Sylvania

    Cheryl Ford, OSRAM Sylvania

  • 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, Leviton Lighting and Electrical Solutions

    Tom Leonard, Leviton Lighting and Energy Solutions

  • 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.

Drive Energy Costs Down With Building Automation: Kevin Callahan

Kevin Callahan, Alerton

Kevin Callahan, Alerton

Kevin Callahan is a product marketing manager for Alerton, Redmond, WA. He has 38 years of experience in the building control technologies field, including control systems design and commissioning, facilities management and user training. He is an integral member of Alerton’s R&D teams, and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s recently introduced Ascent Compass software, developed using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). In Commercial Conversation podcast #15 we talk about the current state of building-automation technology, how it’s being used in a variety of commercial buildings, and what lies ahead for this important part of the energy equation. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file.
To learn more about building-automation technology, use the following resources:


 

Controlling Hospital Sound: Gary Madaras

Gary Madaras, PhD, director of the Making Hospitals Quiet program.

Gary Madaras, PhD, director of the Making Hospitals Quiet program.

Commercial Conversation podcast #14 is with Gary Madaras, director of the Making Hospitals Quiet program at Rockfon, Milton, Ontario, Canada. Madaras is based at Rockfon, Chicago. He has 18 years of broad experience in the building industry as an acoustician, architect, educator, and innovator of building products. As director of the ‘Making Hospitals Quiet’ program, he leads a team of soundscape specialists addressing the noise problem that plagues U.S. hospitals. His work in acoustics has earned Dr. Madaras the Robert B. Newman Award for Merit in Architectural Acoustics and a research award from the Institute of Noise Control Engineering. In this podcast he discusses sound issues faced by hospitals and what is being done to address them. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file.
To learn more about hospital acoustics, use the following resources:


 

Breaking New Ground With Geothermal: Jay Egg

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Jay Egg, president and founder of Egg Geothermal.

Jay Egg, president and founder of Egg Geothermal.

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:


 

Glass For Interior Spaces, Diane Turnwall

Diane Turnwall, Guardian Industries talks about using glass for interior design.

Diane Turnwall, Guardian Industries talks about using glass for interior design.

Our twelfth Commercial Conversation is with Diane Turnwall, market segment director for interiors at glass manufacturer Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, MI. Diane has 25 years of experience developing marketing strategies for interior related companies such as Haworth and Steelcase. Diane is joining us for this podcast to discuss the use of glass to define interior spaces, deliver daylight to interior spaces, and as art and wayfinding devices. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file.
   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

Windows and Building Types, Mike Turner

Mike Turner, AAMA board member and vice president of marketing at YKK AP America, Inc.

Our 11th Commercial Conversation is with Mike Turner, vice president of marketing at YKK AP America Inc., Austell, GA. Mike is also a board member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Schaumburg, IL, the TaskGroup Chairman for BIM Initiatives at AAMA, a member of the Codes and Regulatory Affairs Committee at AAMA, and a member of the International Code Council. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file. In the coming weeks you’ll also be able to use iTunes to download the podcasts.
   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


 

Sustainability and Its Future, Gale Tedhams

Gale Tedhams, director of sustainability, Owens Corning, Toledo, OH.

Our tenth Commercial Conversation is with Gale Tedhams, director of sustainability for Owens Corning, Toledo, OH. She leads the company’s global sustainability strategy, focusing on product and supply chain sustainability and communication of Owens Corning’s commitment to sustainability for strategy integration, marketing, and external information.
   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: