“All it takes is a sneeze. Whether you’re working at home or in an office, that simple sound triggers a response. For most people, it goes something like this: “Hmm, maybe it’s just a winter allergy. No, that sounded more like a cold. What if there’s a fever? How do I know if it’s the flu or COVID-19? How do I know those germs aren’t spreading through the HVAC system?”
Fortunately, there are multiple rating systems and certifications already available to help guide the design and construction of buildings that support occupant health, whether during a pandemic or not.”
Collaborating to integrate climate-related data into cash flow modeling and valuation estimation practices for infrastructure assets.
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ — WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services firm, has partnered with the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) on an initiative to support resilient communities and sustained socio-economic development.
CCRI is focused on developing practical methods and tools to mainstream climate-related data into infrastructure investment decisions.
The project in ZJG applied ECOGROUND™ technologies from the Dow Construction Chemicals business to the running track, basketball and badminton court in Baiyun School, and a waterborne based coating from the Dow Coating Materials business to the exterior wall of Zhongxing School.
Resilience work, innovation and sustainable technology advances recognized by preeminent environmental business publishing and research company.
SAN DIEGO, February 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ — WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services firm, received honors from Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) and Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) for project and technological merit, and exponential growth of its corporate resilience practice.
The awards speak to WSP’s enterprise-wide focus on, and commitment to, innovation and advancing its climate, resilience and sustainability services across all public and private sector markets.
WSP led the Fitwel v2.1 certification process for its new workplace that incorporates multiple features that support a healthier, more energy-efficient workplace environment.
BOSTON, February 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The new Boston office of WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, has been certified as a Fitwel One Star workplace in recognition of a design that incorporates multiple health and wellness features for employees and visitors.
Fitwel is a building certification that supports healthier workplace environments to improve occupant health and productivity. The WSP office, located at 100 Summer Street, is Boston’s first Fitwel Commercial Interior v2.1-certified space, achieving 94 points over seven impact categories.
Laurent Bataille is executive vice president of the Digital Energy Division at Schneider Electric.
There are large gains to be made by digitizing building infrastructure. Digital technologies enable buildings to understand where people are, what they need, and what they don’t need. An end-to-end digital architecture will give us the potential to reduce our buildings’ impact on the environment by an average of 30% by reducing carbon emissions and lowering energy usage. The best way to achieve this is by integrating onsite renewable energy with active energy management throughout building systems.
Transitioning from gas-powered to electrified building systems
Brian Goldcrump has more than 10 years of experience in building design and energy modeling and leads the Tetra Tech High Performance Building Group’s building energy modeling teams in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Brian works with clients in the early design phases to understand and advise on energy system options and the best paths for each project. He is particularly interested in post-occupancy building performance, helping owners understand that performance, and ensuring the building is performing as expected.