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If You REALLY Want To Scare A Building Owner…

If You REALLY Want To Scare A Building Owner…

By Davis Reeves, Paladin, Inc. This is the time of year when horror films start to pop up on TV networks, giving viewers who like the thrill of a scare the chance to get tuned up for Halloween. While most horror movie buffs prefer films with razor-fingered villains or...

No Systems Manual For Your Building? Good Luck.

No Systems Manual For Your Building? Good Luck.

Careful coordination key to an effective guiding document Devon Hutton, Assoc. AIA., LEED AP BD+C, GGP; Paladin, Inc. Picture yourself as the owner of a state of the art building, just eighteen months after the ribbon cutting celebration, simultaneously reviewing an...

Unlocking the Secrets of Your Energy Bill

Unlocking the Secrets of Your Energy Bill

Energy is more than a fixed cost – it’s a controllable expense By Mark Zoller,PE, CxA, CEM, LEED AP, Paladin, Inc. If you’re one of those people who think the electricity bill is just another check to write, you may be missing out on the opportunity to improve your...

Consensus Building for Better Buildings

Consensus Building for Better Buildings

Candice Burks Rogers, Paladin, Inc. There are few professions that can match the building industry when it comes to the convergence of disciplines, details and differences.  Over nearly two decades, I’ve had the privilege of working with my father and watching him...

Libraries Still Relevant in the Digital Age

Libraries Still Relevant in the Digital Age

Commissioning playing a key role in the libraries of today By Kelsey Leslie, PE, Paladin, Inc. Despite the transformational power of digital media, a surprising number of new libraries have earned the right to repeat the sentiment attributed to Mark Twain, "The...

If You Don’t Know Your Building, You Don’t Know Anything

If You Don’t Know Your Building, You Don’t Know Anything

The Power of a Facility Condition Assessment By David Burks, Paladin, Inc. Whether you “meet a building” for the first time when it’s on the drawing board or during a realtor walk-through, it’s tough to really get to know a structure while you’re busy running it....

Getting Everyone and Everything on the Same Page for CEMCS

Getting Everyone and Everything on the Same Page for CEMCS

You can’t manage what you can’t measure Mark Zoller, Paladin, Inc. All across the nation, governments at the federal, state and local level are pushing hard to make buildings more energy efficient as a way to control budgets and fulfill the public trust. While energy...

Don’t Wait Until It’s Over

Don’t Wait Until It’s Over

When it comes to building envelope integrity, testing starts early Davis Reeves, Paladin, Inc. When finely-tuned environmental control systems meet an air-tight building envelope, great things can happen in terms of a building’s operating budget, occupant comfort and...

Better Learning Through Commissioning

Better Learning Through Commissioning

By Candice Rogers, Paladin, Inc. Proponents of the commissioning discipline tend to focus on its influence on the economical construction and operation of a building. I would offer that our evolving discipline can have an even greater impact on the lives of a...

Marking a Decade of Energy Savings Across Kentucky

Marking a Decade of Energy Savings Across Kentucky

By Candice Rogers, President, Paladin, Inc. This month, we mark ten years since the Commonwealth of Kentucky turned a spotlight on how taxpayer dollars were being spent building and operating state-owned facilities. Before House Bill 2 and its High Performance...

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