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STEM Programs for Kids

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers are in demand and are projected to grow by several million by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, some children may not understand the enjoyment and hard work that can go into the world of STEM. Learning about STEM subjects is not necessarily limited to school. Therefore it’s never too early to encourage your children to understand and enjoy the STEM fields.

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Renewable Energy: Geothermal Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps, or geothermal heat pumps, are systems that use the groundwater or surface water as a water source or heat source. They are becoming a more popular sustainable design feature because they can use anywhere from 25 percent to 50 percent less electricity than traditional heating or cooling systems.

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Duluth Staff Members Participate in Scholarship Fundraiser

Our own Jude Homola (Mechanical Engineering, Duluth Office) and Bryn Johnston (Mechanical Engineering, Duluth Office) participated in the event, which helps raise money for the AIA Northern MN scholarship fund.

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Three G&M Projects Featured in Latest Issue of Architecture MN

Gausman & Moore’s engineering expertise and highly qualified Duluth staff is currently on full display in the latest issue of Architecture MN. The July/August 2017 issue includes articles about three projects in the Duluth area that featured G&M’s engineering services. The cover story highlights the headquarters building for Maurices in downtown Duluth. Other projects featured in the issue include the St. Louis County Government Service Center in Duluth, and Weber Music Hall on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.

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Gov. Dayton Appoints Dave Blume to State Board

Dave Blume (Partner, Roseville Office) was recently appointed to a state board by Gov. Mark Dayton. Blume, an electrical engineer, was appointed to the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design. Dave will serve a four-year term.

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Principles of Sustainable Design: Green Building Practices

Going green is becoming a more common idea people are using due to the many benefits that come with the green movement. States are even slowly passing laws regarding how “green” new buildings are required to be, depending on various circumstances. Some people believe the only way to make their building or facility green is to be 100 percent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, however, the option can rest with something as simple as certain processes used to build the facility. Hundreds of green building processes exist that are environmentally friendly options.

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Bruce Anderson – Employee of the Month for June 2017

Bruce Anderson (Cad Technician, Duluth office) was recognized as Gausman & Moore’s June 2017 Employee of the Month. Bruce is always making sure that project drawings are correct.

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Laboratory & Medical System Ventilation

As part of Gausman & Moore’s main roles in building design, our engineers are the forward thinkers in HVAC system installation, and it’s contributing factors. The installation of HVAC systems is not only helping to regulate temperature and airflow in a building but to help with a building’s ventilation. Most modern-day facilities, whether they’re industrial or commercial, have some type of ventilation system in place. Their main purpose is cooling—taking warm air out of the space and replacing it with cooler air.

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Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Different methods for capturing the sun’s energy have been used as an energy source for years. A system that is becoming more popular in the Northland, the transpired solar collector, will be used at the St. Louis County Government Service Center (GSC) in Virginia, MN. This system will help heat ventilation air for this new 63,000 square-foot facility that is scheduled to open in 2018. Gausman & Moore is currently providing MEP engineering services for this project, including the implementation of the transpired solar collector, said Jude Homola (Duluth Mechanical Lead).

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Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Solar energy is energy derived from sunlight or heat from the sun. The solar power is a renewable, free source of energy that is both sustainable and inexhaustible. Therefore, more and more building contractors are turning to solar power for buildings. As the earth’s oil reserves deplete, our reliance on fossil fuels will need to change; it is important for us to turn to alternative energy sources, instead.

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Title: Principles of Sustainable Design: Energy-Efficient Buildings

Much goes into making a building energy efficient, and the amount of energy a building uses can account for a large share of global energy usage. As technology progresses, it is becoming more efficient to design them to use less energy. Our various engineering divisions are focusing much of their time instituting best energy-saving practices to help our customers save on energy costs and reduce their carbon footprints.

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B3 SB2030: Minnesota's Building Energy Standard

Beginning in 2000, The State of Minnesota started developing sustainable building guidelines for all new buildings receiving funding from the general obligation bond proceeds fund. These guidelines, known as B3, are designed to be compatible with national LEED guidelines while maintaining regional values, priorities, and requirements.

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Engineering Workplace Safety Tips for National Safety Month

Beginning in 2000, The State of Minnesota started developing sustainable building guidelines for all new buildings receiving funding from the general obligation bond proceeds fund. These guidelines, known as B3, are designed to be compatible with national LEED guidelines while maintaining regional values, priorities, and requirements.

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Congrats Emerging Professionals Mean Green Kickball Team!

Wow! The Mean Green Kickball Team ended up 3rd in their League! They're already looking forward to playing next season. As our EP Committee chair said, "We really started to come together as a team towards the end of the season, so I definitely think it's worth doing another season!"

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Jim Manning Speaks to Local 6th Graders

Jim Manning (Partner, Roseville Office) recently had the opportunity to share his engineering expertise with area sixth graders. At the request of his sixth grade nephew, Jim volunteered at an all-day event at Chippewa Middle School in North Oaks, MN on May 10. The classes were asked to design and construct shelters for their ice “penguins” to keep them from melting in the “sun” created by the heat lamps in a hot box.

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