http://www.newcomb-boyd.com Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:28:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Engineering Leaders http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/uncategorized/engineering-leaders/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/uncategorized/engineering-leaders/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:02:19 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=9096 Central to continuing to serve our Clients at a high level is providing opportunities for the growth and development of our bright and dedicated team members. We are pleased to announce the promotion of our new Associate Partners, Senior Associates, and Associates. Associate Partners What brought you to a career in the A/E/C industry? I

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Guiding Principles Compliance (GPC) http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/deep-green/8985/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/deep-green/8985/#respond Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:39:37 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=8985 The United States Air Force is moving away from LEED certification and is moving to Guiding Principles certification. Since 2001, new federal facilities have been required to comply with federal sustainable building requirements called the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings (also known simply as Guiding Principles). Up until recently, projects for the United States

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Danna Richey

Danna Richey

With more than 7 years of experience consulting on sustainable and energy efficient buildings, Ms. Richey is knowledgeable in energy modeling, measurement and verification strategies, integrated design, and commissioning. In addition to her experience with health care, mixed-use, and office buildings, she is proficient in the requirements for LEED certification and ASHRAE Standards. Ms. Richey is a LEED AP, Fitwel Ambassador, GPCP, and an expert in helping projects reach their sustainability goal.
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Fitwel http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/energy/fitwel/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/energy/fitwel/#comments Fri, 05 May 2017 16:13:17 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=8195 The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and General Services Administration (GSA) have recently developed a new certification for healthy buildings. This new rating system, Fitwel, introduces a user-friendly, intuitive, and affordable approach to not only achieve healthy building certification, but also to create an environment in which employees are happier, healthier, and more productive. Why

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Danna Richey

With more than 7 years of experience consulting on sustainable and energy efficient buildings, Ms. Richey is knowledgeable in energy modeling, measurement and verification strategies, integrated design, and commissioning. In addition to her experience with health care, mixed-use, and office buildings, she is proficient in the requirements for LEED certification and ASHRAE Standards. Ms. Richey is a LEED AP, Fitwel Ambassador, GPCP, and an expert in helping projects reach their sustainability goal.
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WELL Buildings http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/energy/well-buildings/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/energy/well-buildings/#respond Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:29:52 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=8248 The WELL Building Standard, or WELL, focuses attention solely on the health and wellness of building occupants. WELL was pioneered by Delos, is administered by International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), and is third-party certified through IWBI’s collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Why WELL & Why Now? According to the Global Wellness Institute research,

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Ramya Shivkumar, CEM, WELL AP

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Ramya has more than 10 years of experience in designing and consulting on energy efficient building systems. Her expertise includes sustainable design, energy efficiency, integrated design, and building energy analysis and simulation. Ramya is a certified WELL Accredited Professional.
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Intelligent Building Consulting http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/intelligent-buildings/intelligent-building-consulting/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/intelligent-buildings/intelligent-building-consulting/#respond Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:53:51 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=8078 A building becomes intelligent when its HVAC, lighting, power, low voltage, and other systems speak the same language, share meaningful information, and work together to enhance the building’s performance, add functionality and achieve performance, wellness, and engagement goals. This gives building owners the ability to install apps, such as Comfy, which provides the occupant control

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Kris Gjika

Kris Gjika

As a communications engineer, Kris is knowledgeable in the design and implementation of communications systems, including structured cabling and telecom backbones to support Internet of Things devices. He has particular expertise in the fields of office buildings, higher education, and military facilities.
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Central Energy Plants http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/central-energy-plants/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/central-energy-plants/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:44:29 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=7356 Since the first water-tube boilers made over one hundred thirty years ago, central energy plants have provided a consolidated energy source for multiple building complexes. Central utility plants now include boilers, chillers, thermal storage, cogeneration equipment, electrical gear and monitoring, and energy management systems. The primary benefits of central utility plants, compared to smaller local

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Schools of Medicine http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/schools-of-medicine/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/schools-of-medicine/#respond Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:06:42 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=7631 The American health care system remains the worldwide standard for quality care, physicians produced, and research. One of the obvious reasons for this reputation is the commitment to excellence evidenced in the facilities cooperated by medical schools. These facilities can include research laboratories, medical education buildings, imaging center, and vivariums. The medical school of tomorrow

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High Performance Buildings http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/energy/high-performance-buildings/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/energy/high-performance-buildings/#respond Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:13:36 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=7392 Technological advancements in the building design and construction industry are allowing the performance envelope to be pushed from all directions. Reducing energy usage, improving occupant comfort, optimizing lighting levels, and integrating systems to simplify operation and maintenance practices are all examples of issues that require close scrutiny and expertise when designing high performance buildings. To

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Wireless Networks http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/wireless-networks/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/wireless-networks/#respond Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:21:39 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=7679 Communications, entertainment, productivity and resource management are all becoming increasingly mobile. As smartphones and mobile devices proliferate, people are expecting the same level of mobility at the office and in public spaces. Planning for successful and comprehensive wireless voice and data applications requires an understanding of networks, cabling infrastructure, building design and radio frequency (RF)

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Performing Arts Facilities http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/performing-arts-facilities/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/performing-arts-facilities/#respond Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:36:25 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=7587 Performing arts facilities are extremely complex due to their multitude of uses and supporting systems that must all reside in one facility. Patrons, performers and those working behind the scenes have myriad needs. Some important items to consider in the design of performing arts facilities are: Lighting and Electrical Systems Performing arts centers have intricate

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