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SRBC Registration of Grandfathered Water Uses

Posted by Mary Peters on Monday, November 27, 2017

More than 1,300 facilities received a notice this month from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), outlining their new program to register unapproved water withdrawals and consumptive water... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Regulations


OSHA 1910 Updates: Don’t Trip Up!

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Earlier this year, while writing specifications for a storage tank rehabilitation, I pulled up OSHA Section 29 CFR Part 1910.23 online and stared in disbelief. This standard used to provide design... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Regulations


What Does Energy Production Look Like in 2050?

Posted by Jeff Euclide on Friday, October 06, 2017

When I was taking a fuel science course at Penn State in the 80’s, it was right after the first energy crisis, with long lines at the gas pump and schools shutting down because of insufficient... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Natural Gas


Pennsylvania's Act 129 Lighting Rebate Summary Guide

Posted by Chris Darosh on Thursday, September 22, 2016

monthly savings and rebates!?! sounds too good to be true…Before we get too far into the nitty-gritty details on how to recoup some of the dollars you’re investing in energy-efficient... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Electrical  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Lighting


Avoiding ESCO/GESA Contract Pitfalls

Posted by Bryan Haag on Monday, June 20, 2016

So, you’ve decided that a performance/energy service contract or Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement (GESA) is the best way to fund your facility or utility project…great! They are a... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Financing Campus Central Utility Energy Projects: Your Goose That Lays Golden Eggs

Posted by Bryan Haag on Thursday, February 04, 2016

It isn’t any secret to facility managers that campus central utility projects can offer quick paybacks and sizeable annual savings for your campus, through energy reductions. Furthermore, those... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Environmental  |  Mechanical  |  Engineering


Preserving History & Nature; Building Character

Posted by Lenette Wells on Monday, January 18, 2016

Our historic buildings and natural places hold both intrinsic and economic value. They are the heart, and soul of our communities, that give them their distinguishing characteristics. As we... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Architectural  |  Space Utilization  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Engaging in Advocacy

Posted by Scott Compton on Thursday, July 30, 2015

As licensed professionals, architects and engineers are governed by federal, state and local laws. Those laws are constantly changing in ways that affect our practice.  In every legislative... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Architectural  |  Engineering


Financing Options for Energy Projects

Posted by Bryan Haag on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Whether you are looking to replace lighting, install new boilers, install a combined heat and power (CHP) central boiler, you’re going to need to pay for it somehow. The good news is that today... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Budgeting & Funding


When is a Meeting Necessary?

Posted by Lenette Wells on Friday, April 10, 2015

Whether you are working through next year’s budget, looking at your list of deferred maintenance projects, or planning to implement a specific project, having conversations and gleaning input... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Budgeting & Funding  |  Project Management  |  Facility Planning & Management


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