Posted on 6/17/2019 By Gausman & Moore
Exciting new research has opened the world to the possibility of a transparent solar cell. Being able to generate renewable solar energy from a transparent, or partially transparent glass-like substance, is quickly changing the way the world thinks about renewable energy. Let's take a look at just some new technologies that are creating a buzz in the renewable energy industries.
Posted on 6/10/2019 By Gausman & Moore
An energy audit is performed on an existing building to help identify energy saving measures throughout the structure. During an audit, every aspect of energy consumption is examined, ranging from the lighting used, to heat generation, to possible leaks in the duct work. The goal of an energy-efficient building is to reduce operating costs while encouraging environmentally friendly actions from the building’s inhabitants and owners. Let's take a closer look at an energy audit for a typical commercial building.
Posted on 6/3/2019 By Gausman & Moore
As technology needs continue to grow, bigger and more powerful data centers are needed to keep up with the growing demand. Data centers were once a black hole of energy inefficiency, but new approaches to data center design are quickly making these buildings sustainable. Below, let's examine just a few ways improved design can help create sustainable data centers.
Posted on 4/5/2019 By Gausman & Moore
Adam Beherns (Electrical Engineering, Roseville Office) was recognized as Gausman & Moore’s March 2019 Employee of the Month.
Posted on 3/7/2019 By Gausman & Moore
Mo Sannan (Electrical Engineering, Los Angeles Office) was recognized as Gausman & Moore’s February 2019 Employee of the Month.
Posted on 1/28/2019 By Gausman & Moore
Typically, the engineer focuses on creating and improving innovative or renewable energy sources for electricity. This can come in the form of new solar power techniques and design, or ways to return renewable power back to the energy grid.
Posted on 1/14/2019 By Gausman & Moore
Low-voltage power systems are integrated power systems in buildings that can run on either AC or DC current. The ranges of a low-voltage system are anything less than 49 volts for AC and anything less than 120 volts for DC. Comparatively, a normal voltage system ranges from 50 - 1000 volts for AC and anywhere from 120 to 1500 volts for DC. Low-voltage systems are intended to run specific applications and can end up saving energy and money.
Posted on 11/19/2018 By Gausman & Moore
You might expect an artist or a photographer to keep a portfolio of his or her past projects and works. When going to a new client or potential job interview, the portfolio helps show what the artist is capable of. Having an engineering portfolio is no different. Putting together a portfolio can help you get your engineering certificate or even your next promotion. Below, we take a closer look at what should be included in an engineering portfolio.
Posted on 10/22/2018 By Gausman & Moore
An arc flash occurs when electricity jumps between two points in an electrical circuit. You may see this when you flip a light switch in a dark room. On a small scale, arc flashes are harmless. However, when arc flashes occur on large electrical systems or on industrial electric machinery, arc flashes can be quite dangerous and even deadly.
Posted on 8/13/2018 By Gausman & Moore
In past years, incandescent and fluorescent lighting was the steadfast option for commercial buildings. Although these lights ultimately achieve the goal of providing ample lighting in large spaces and are energy efficient, they are slightly more expensive to utilize than traditional lighting solutions. But because of its potential payoff benefits, LED lighting is a great alternative lighting option. Many companies are quickly making the switch to LED lighting because they are energy efficient, long lasting, and less damaging. Below, we will dive deeper into the advantages of switching to LED lighting.
Posted on 5/18/2018 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 5/14/2018 By Gausman & Moore
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?
Posted on 4/30/2018 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 2/26/2018 By Gausman & Moore
Maintaining a healthy and productive working relationship with clients is an essential component of Gausman & Moore’s approach to doing business. We are grateful for our clients and value our collaborative efforts with them. To express that gratitude, our Santa Clarita office hosted the first ever Client Appreciation Luncheon on Feb. 9.
Posted on 1/29/2018 By Gausman & Moore
The general purpose of a commissioning plan is to give direction for the entire construction process. It basically acts as a road map for entire construction team. It lays out roles and responsibilities of individuals and teams, includes lines of communication and reporting, provides a resolution process for issues, and provides overall coordination.
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