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Air Quality: From Nice Touch to Necessity

Air Quality: From Nice Touch to Necessity

Mark Zoller, Paladin, Inc. When the pandemic made landfall in the U.S. in early 2020, what had been a casual interest in air quality became a full-blown concern for building owners everywhere. Whereas many had considered “fresh air” in terms of compliance with local...

GHG Emissions

GHG Emissions

This weekend, I sold out; finally caving to the siren song of human capacity, four-wheel drive and storage space.  For four years, I resisted the temptation to buy a large, fuel-guzzling SUV.  My husband and I have played human Tetris getting our five kids into my...

To-may-to. To-mah-to. Commissioning Professional. Consultant.

To-may-to. To-mah-to. Commissioning Professional. Consultant.

Aren’t They All the Same Thing?   In the old timey tune “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” a couple finds understanding even though they can’t reconcile their pronunciations of simple words like tomato or potato. When it comes to getting a building designed and...

Pushing the Envelope With Building Enclosure Commissioning

Pushing the Envelope With Building Enclosure Commissioning

An insider’s approach to simplifying the complex By David Burks, Paladin Engineers, Inc.     Construction in 2022 (both new facility and renovation) has changed remarkably in many respects.  Besides the economics of a project – impacted by supply chain...

Fudge

Fudge

In this holiday season, we are more thankful than ever for our clients, partners, vendors and friends.

Bringing Buildings To Life In 3D

Bringing Buildings To Life In 3D

As a couple of guys who essentially live in the virtual world, we have been amazed (and pleased) to see some traditional construction management firms dive headlong into the benefits of scanning technology.

LEED: It’s about value…and values.

LEED: It’s about value…and values.

https://vimeo.com/542314981 In the course of a building project, every cost is (and should be) carefully weighed, from the overall project budget to the to the price of individual light switches. Cost is a key driver and forms an easily-read dividing line between MUST...

Good Intentions

Good Intentions

https://vimeo.com/529829288 Experts will tell you that the compromise required to maintain a happy marriage can require people to do things that aren't exactly their favorite activity. For me that took the form of watching the Avengers movies. All of them. In...

When LEED Is a Passion, Not a Passing Fancy

When LEED Is a Passion, Not a Passing Fancy

https://vimeo.com/521624677 When prospective clients learn about our “undefeated” record as a LEED consultant, they often ask us “what constitutes your best case scenario? Is it location? A particular industry? A particular building type?” My answer is simple: the...

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

As last week ended, I had a moment of extreme joy that built until it spilled over into a huge wave of gratitude. Once this beautiful, natural progression happened, the sun shined brighter, the day ticked along more easily, and my feet felt like helium balloons. Don’t...