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  • Prioritizing Our Energy Needs

    Posted by Rob McAtee, Director of Energy and Sustainability Services

    Prioritizing Our Energy Needs

    Name: Rob McAtee, PE
    Title: Director of Mechanical Engineering / Vice President
    Years of Experience: 22
    Office Location: Glen Allen
    Education:  BS / Mechanical Engineering / University of Virginia

    Why do you think National Energy Awareness Month is important?
    Anything that gets people ...

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    Category: Design

  • Sustainable Building Designers – Integral to Our Nation’s Energy Future

    Posted by Maureen Drullard, Sustainability Manager

    Sustainable Building Designers – Integral to Our Nation’s Energy Future

    As we celebrate National Energy Awareness Month this October, I am reminded of just how well-positioned we are as a firm and an industry to have a direct impact on our nation’s energy footprint. It should come as no ...

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    Category: Design

  • Stand By Your Pan

    Posted by Dann Layou, Chief Life Safety Engineer

    Stand By Your Pan

    Fire Prevention Week (FPW) is an annual commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire (1871); the conflagration began on 8 October and burned through 9 October killing 250 people, leaving 100,000 homeless, and burned more than 2,000 acres.  Each ...

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    Category: Culture

  • CHP – Today’s Major Player in the U.S. Energy Portfolio

    Posted by Coles Jennings, Building Sciences Manager

    CHP – Today’s Major Player in the U.S. Energy Portfolio

    A series of well-known facts:

    1. Turbines and engines burn fuel to make electricity. 

    2. Burning fuel generates a lot of heat. 

    3. Heat is a useful source of energy.

    These are the three fundamental truths that make combined heat ...

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  • Revenue Recognition – Measuring Financial Success

    Posted by Lisa Bilski, Director of Finance

    Revenue Recognition – Measuring Financial Success

    Our firm measures financial success on multiple levels. Our project managers track success in terms of profitability on their projects. Our market directors track our success in terms of profitability in their markets, and the executive team and our shareholders ...

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    Category: Business, Finance

  • The Rise of Energy Districts

    Posted by Rob McAtee, Director of Energy and Sustainability Services

    The Rise of Energy Districts

    Our nation’s electrical grid is an awesome creation that has transformed the landscape and brought prosperity to hundreds of millions. As an engineer, I am awed just thinking about the sheer scale of it and the countless hours of ...

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  • 7 Rules For Keeping and Maintaining Business Relationships

    Posted by Ben Lilly, Director of International Federal Programs

    7 Rules For Keeping and Maintaining Business Relationships

     

    Cultivating strong business relationships is one of the most important factors for the success of any business, especially in light of the economic headwinds of the past five years. Now, more than ever, businesses need to pay particular attention to ...

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    Category: Business