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Feb
03
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Capturing VirginiaSAVES Dollars for Capital Maintenance Needs

On September 2, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a $20 million program to improve energy efficiency in Virginia. The VirginiaSAVES program is designed to reduce the cost of qualified energy efficiency projects through repurposing of unused Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds assigned to the commonwealth in 2009.

Apr
30
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Green Globes Versus LEED

As a principal engineer for Southland, I am responsible for the design and modeling of energy efficient buildings. Working on LEED certified projects across the country for Southland, I have been exposed to a variety of facilities with different energy goals over the years and have been invited to speak at many national industry events regarding the design and modeling of energy efficient building systems. 

Jul
31
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The New Rating System: LEED v4

Over the past few years, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) has worked to improve the requirements and procedures associated with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, more commonly known as LEED. This next version of the program has been dubbed LEED v4. As the next evolution to the popular LEED rating system, LEED v4 involves several significant changes and updates when compared to the previous LEED 2009 rating system.

Mar
10
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Maximizing Prop 39 Funding for Community Colleges in California

Within the state of California, many community college districts are currently taking advantage of Prop 39 funding by developing first year projects.