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What is a Zero Energy Building?

A Zero Energy Building, often seen abbreviated as ZEB, is a building where the amount of imported energy is offset by the amount of exported energy. The building can be a stand-alone building, part of a network, or even part of a larger campus or community. Typically, the amount of energy imported and exported is measured annually. The methodology used to import and export energy can come from various power sources.

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Principles of Sustainable Design: How Energy Modeling Can Lower the Cost of Building Operations

When embarking on the expansion of your business, you may be considering constructing a purpose-built factory, warehouse, or office park that will ideally improve productivity as well as support your bottom line. And increasing the bottom line includes ensuring your building is saving you money in energy costs. The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering experts at Gausman and Moore will work with the project's team members to build an energy model of your building in the pre-construction phase. This will help streamline the building process as well as help to deliver an efficient and cost-effective property. Gausman and Moore will explain just how will this application help you make the right decisions with your budget.

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Understanding Engineering Disciplines for Students

Before jumping into an engineering degree it is important to first understand what the degree entails, as well as to select the right discipline for your strengths, interests, and career goals. Most engineering degrees are extremely structured and allow for minimal deviation from the plan established by the university. Several engineering disciplines can take five years to complete and are extremely math intensive. It can be a good idea to talk to practicing engineers.

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G&M Staff Member Achieves EIT Status

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is an important milestone in an engineer’s career. To achieve the certification of Engineer-in-Training (EIT) requires a committed effort, hours of classes, and an eagerness to hone one’s craft.

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4RM+ULA Recognized for Community Projects

The St. Paul-based architecture firm, 4RM+ULA, has collaborated with Gausman & Moore on projects in recent years. Several of those projects

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How Can a Green Design Benefit Your Business?

Are you considering the possibility of incorporating a sustainable design into your business’s new building? Do you wonder what impact going green may have on the success of your business in the future? A sustainable design that uses renewable energy and other resources does have quite a few advantages.

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G&M Designs Special Window for Church

When First Lutheran Church in Bemidji, MN underwent a remodeling and addition project they encountered a problem. One of the beautiful stained glass windows in the church was no longer receiving natural daylight because it was facing the new addition. With other stained glass windows still exposed to daylight, this was a noticeable issue.

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Ground Broken for Great River Landing Housing Facility

A new housing facility for people who have experience homelessness, unemployment and incarceration is now under construction. Great River Landing, the apartment complex in Minneapolis, celebrated its groundbreaking on May 3. Gausman & Moore provided mechanical and electrical design engineering services, while working closely 4RM+ULA, for the $12 million project.

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G&M President Joins Local Optimist Club

Optimist International is an organization committed to spreading a message of hope and positivity. This has led to the creation of local Optimist Clubs throughout the country, including the Roseville Area Optimist Club near Gausman & Moore’s Roseville, MN office. The club recently recognized its newest member, the 100th person in the club – G&M President Ed Studniski.

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G&M Employees Attend Illuminating Engineering Society Training

Gausman & Moore always encourages its employees to continually strengthen their professional skills. It shows initiative when a person wants to become better at their job, while also learning how to become an effective leader. Two G&M employees from our Roseville office, Madeline Arpin (Electrical Engineering) and Chue Yang (Electrical Engineering), demonstrated this initiative by participating in the Illuminating Engineering Society Fundamentals Anchorof Lighting class.

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Ground Broken for New Government Service Center

The first shovels full of dirt were ceremoniously moved in May at the site of the new St. Louis County Government Service Center in Virginia, MN. Once complete, the 63,000-square-foot, $19 million facility will provide an ideal facility for County staff and taxpayers. Gausman & Moore, working with DSGW Architects, provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the project.

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New Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening

New Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening

Gausman & Moore has a long and successful history with St. Luke’s Hospital and DSGW Architects. A good example of this collaboration was demonstrated on April 25 at the grand opening for the new

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Constructing a building is a massive undertaking with months and even sometimes years of planning, design, and construction. There are many moving parts and integral pieces so if there is a single misstep or miscommunication, the building project can experience costly delays or redesigns. Having clear and open communication is key. At Gausman and Moore, our professional engineers work together with the various disciplines needed to successfully complete a building. Outlined below is a list of the many ways our engineers encourage a cohesive team to reach the final goal.

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Principles of Sustainable Design: Understanding Photovoltaics

When energy from the sun is converted into usable energy, it is done through the science of the photovoltaic process. This process is what most people are referring to when they think of solar energy. Renewable energy sources are becoming more popular by the day as more buildings, both commercial and residential, are turning toward alternative energy. So what exactly are photovoltaics, and how does this science work?

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Using Smart Micro-Grids in your Project

Sustainable technology buildings and localized business parks are taking advantage of smart microgrid technology. Large power plant systems can be costly and unreliable. A smart microgrid system takes the same concepts of a large power grid design and scales everything down to accommodate a small, local business park or campus. There are many applications for a smart microgrid installation, which come with sustainable benefits. Below, we will examine how smart microgrids work and their several benefits they can bring to your next building project.

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