VFDs – Are You Missing an Opportunity for Savings?

January 30, 2017By Bob W.News, Technical No Comments

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) used to be expensive, long-lead time items that were only used in systems where the air flow rate or water flow rate was varied or modulated. Now that competitively priced VFDs are readily available, most systems can benefit from this technology and you could be saving energy even in applications you…

Interviewing MEP Engineering Firms

January 17, 2017By Ken NotaroNews, Technical No Comments

The majority of the construction budget for renovations and infrastructure upgrades is usually associated with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems. Therefore, the selection of the MEP Engineering firm should be an important consideration to ensure quality documents that satisfy the client’s technical and financial goals. Engineering services are professional services and thus the…

Energy Conservation Codes at a Glance

January 12, 2017By Chas LoweNews, Technical No Comments

“Green” – that seems to be today’s buzzword.  If someone is not talking about “going green”, they are usually talking about “saving green”.  Contrary to popular belief, our energy codes strive to do both.  Unfortunately, the old adage “You have to spend money to make money” also applies to the energy codes, as compliance may only…

Sr. Mech/Plumb Engineer Position Available

January 5, 2017By Bob W.Job Openings

We have an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding, creative, and energetic Mechanical/Plumbing engineer interested in growing with the firm.  The right individual can develop this position into the Plumbing Department Head for the company.  Position responsibilities include designing plumbing systems, maintaining plumbing department standards, developing new standards, plumbing design quality control, training junior engineers, and working closely…