Articles by Samantha Davidson

Commissioning Turns Virtual in Response to COVID-19

During these times of uncertainty and social distancing, it can be difficult to proceed with important commissioning (Cx) activities, specifically site visits and functional testing as they require travel and interaction in groups. In most states, construction is considered an essential service, but most projects are still proceeding with caution.
 

EPA Findings Will Improve ENERGY STAR Scores in Office Buildings

Great news for buildings using ENERGY STAR to benchmark and earn recognition for energy performance: Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed its months-long review of its current ENERGY STAR scoring model for office spaces, which was implemented in August 2018 and which caused scores in office buildings to drop, particularly in cold climates.