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Getting Through Tough Design Decisions with Energy Modeling

Creating an aesthetically pleasing building with an energy-efficient mindset can sometimes be challenging. Often it feels as if you cannot accomplish both within the same building. If you start early enough in the design process though, both goals can be accomplished. Relatively new in the field of building design is a process called energy modeling. With energy modeling it is now possible to project what type of energy impact your building will have over a 30-year period.

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Tom Roberts – Employee of the Month for April 2018

Tom Roberts (Electrical Designer) was recognized as Gausman & Moore’s April 2018 Employee of the Month. A strong leader on Target project teams, Tom elevates the skills of those around him.

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Why Project Feasibility Analysis is Important

A feasibility study involves taking actions and asking questions to establish whether a project idea, plan, or thought is likely to succeed. An effective project feasibility study will guide you on whether it’s feasible to proceed with the idea, refine it, or even scrap it altogether. As a building owner, making a decision on projects such as electrical, mechanical, or piping updates can seem overwhelming, and that’s where professional engineering firms like Gausman and Moore come in.

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5 Ways Healthcare Centers Can Enhance Energy Efficiency

Healthcare centers utilize large amounts of energy, therefore they can easily generate large amounts of energy waste. Did you know that eight percent of carbon emissions come from healthcare centers in the U.S.? Numerous machines such as CT scanners and lifesaving devices run at full power 24/7 in most cases. Most healthcare administrators find it an uphill task to save energy without compromising on patient care. Fortunately, that is possible through the following ways:

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Dave Blume Presents Mugs to All G&M Employees

Dave Blume (Partner, Roseville Office) recently celebrated his 25th anniversary at Gausman & Moore. An Electrical Engineer and head of the company’s Electrical Department, Dave wanted to commemorate his career at G&M by presenting a gift to all of his coworkers. As a lover and creator of handmade items, Dave had ceramic mugs made for every staff member. Each mug is personalized and features the G&M logo.

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6 Tips for How to Save Energy in Your Office

Building owners and/or office managers know all too well how much a space’s energy consumption can affect their bottom line. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that roughly 33 percent of energy used in the U.S. is wasted. As energy costs continue to rise, you’ll want to get a handle on your office’s energy consumption to be green and save money. So whether you’re the building owner, property manager, or occupant, reduce your office’s energy bill and lower its carbon footprint with these six energy-saving tips:

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Zack Klein – Employee of the Month for March 2018

Zack Klein (Mechanical Engineering, Duluth office) was recognized as Gausman & Moore’s March 2018 Employee of the Month. One of the guiding principles at G&M is ownership. Zack takes ownership seriously.

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Principles of Sustainable Design: Retro-Commissioning

Gausman and Moore routinely retro-commissions existing buildings to improve the performance of their systems.

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The Difference Between a Project Manager and a Construction Manager

All building construction projects require various forms of leadership and management, and deciding the type of leadership required for a project is an important task. The best decision can make a huge difference in the efficiency of a construction project, from inception to completion. Project managers (PM) handle all management responsibilities from a project’s inception to completion, whereas construction managers (CM) manage only the construction of a project. But what’s the difference between the two regarding each of their roles in a new project?

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G&M Participates in Jersey Mike’s Fundraiser

G&M was proud to participate in Jersey Mike's Month of Giving. For eight years Jersey Mike's has raised millions for local charities throughout the country. Last year the sandwich restaurant raised more than $5.5 million.

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Make the Most of Your Engineering Internship

At this point in the year, many undergraduate engineering students have their internships lined up for the upcoming summer. Whether you know who you’ll be working for this summer or are waiting to hear back from your dream firm, keep these helpful tips in mind to make the most of your engineering internship:

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Understanding the Difference Between the Three Thermal Science Disciplines

Physics plays a crucial role in everything that encompasses mechanical engineering, and as a mechanical engineer, you must understand and be able to use the three thermal science disciplines in the work you do. The following briefly outlines each of these disciplines and touches on the importance of each in mechanical engineering work.

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Blake Guither to Present at Midwest University March 22, 2018

Blake Guither (PE, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C) will give the presentation “The Future of Mechanical Equipment Families” at Midwest University 2018. A Mechanical Engineer with 10+ years of experience at Gausman & Moore, Blake is responsible with all aspects of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection design for commercial buildings.

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Patrice Smith – Employee of the Month for February 2018

Patrice Smith (Mechanical Engineering, Roseville office) was recognized as Gausman & Moore’s February 2018 Employee of the Month. Patrice goes the extra mile to make sure projects are setup for success and identifies challenges early on.

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Principles of Sustainable Design: California’s Title 24 Building Standards

Following the creation of the California Energy Commission (CEC) in 1974, the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards were created by the state legislature in 1978 to uphold safe and green building standards for both residential and non-residential (commercial) buildings. The purpose behind these standards is to improve the performance of facilities and to improve environmental, human, and economic outcomes through operational efficiencies.

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