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  • A Word From A Laboratory Owner


    #2 – Laboratory Planning: An Owner’s Perspective
    by on February 19th, 2014
    New Jersey Public Health, Environmental, and Agriculture Laboratory

    Are you set to embark on a large laboratory or capital project, either public or private? Be prepared for a [...]

  • A Word From Commissioning Services


    Help Us Help You – What You Can Do to Ensure a Successful Commissioning Project
    by on August 7th, 2013
    Commissioning

    One of the most important aspects of a successful commissioning effort on any project is having an informed and involved [...]

  • A Word From Compliance


    Transitional Operations: Guiding Owners Through Start-Up Operations & Regulatory Compliance
    by on September 10th, 2012
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    Laboratories are becoming increasingly more complex and expensive to design, build and operate. In many cases, these laboratories have been [...]

  • A Word From Containment


    B2 Biological Safety Cabinets – The Headache
    by on March 28th, 2013
    BSCs

    Before we get started, let’s consider a very important question: what is a BSC? A BSC, also known as a [...]

  • A Word From Electrical Division


    Making Occupancy Sensors Work Properly
    by on August 9th, 2013
    Our office occupancy sensor.

    Occupancy sensors (motion detectors to control lighting) have a reputation for being awesome… and for being a nuisance – It [...]

  • A Word From Energy Services


    What Exactly is the LEED Indoor Air Quality Testing Credit?
    by on March 18th, 2014
    construction

    The LEED Indoor Air Quality test credit, or commonly referred to as IEQc3.2 to all those certified LEED APs out [...]

  • A Word From O&M


    Warming Season Maintenance
    by on March 28th, 2013
    Hood Sash Sign

    Greetings all, hopefully everyone’s winter has gone well. Unfortunately, depending on where you are located it seems the cold doesn’t [...]

  • A Word From Sustainability


    What Exactly is the LEED Indoor Air Quality Testing Credit?
    by on March 18th, 2014
    construction

    The LEED Indoor Air Quality test credit, or commonly referred to as IEQc3.2 to all those certified LEED APs out [...]

  • A Word From TAB


    What is a Demand Charge?
    by on March 18th, 2014
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    Large users of electricity often bear disproportionately high energy costs because they not only pay for the energy they actually [...]