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Archive for January, 2013

Press Release

Randy Rogers to Lead Florida Operations

NASHVILLE, TN – January 25, 2013 – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc (SSR), a Nashville based engineering design and facilities consulting firm is pleased to announce the hiring of Roxanne Cortinas, PE, CxA, LEED AP, as a SSRCx Project Manager in its Chicago office. Cortinas has previously worked in concert with SSRCx through a local joint […]

Press Release

Roxanne Cortinas Joins SSR Chicago Office

NASHVILLE, TN – January 25, 2013 – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc (SSR), a Nashville based engineering design and facilities consulting firm is pleased to announce the hiring of Roxanne Cortinas, PE, CxA, LEED AP, as a SSRCx Project Manager in its Chicago office. Cortinas has previously worked in concert with SSRCx through a local joint […]

Industry Article

Geothermal Systems for Commercial Facilities

When I started my career 17 years ago, only a few geothermal-unit configurations were available, and those met most industry needs. With the inception of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green-building rating program and stricter ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for […]

Press Release

SSRCx Opens San Francisco Office

NASHVILLE, TN – January 23, 2013 – SSRCx, the facilities commissioning and sustainability consulting branch of Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., has opened their first west-coast office location in San Francisco, California. “Demand for our commissioning and sustainability consulting services has continued to increase in California and along the west coast,” said Mike Coyne, Managing Principal […]

Industry Article

What Can We Expect from 2013?

January is a time of reflection for most – a time to ask what was great about the previous year (and maybe what was not so much). Many also ask themselves, “What will I do to effect positive change in the coming year?” When we look back on the last several years in the green […]

Industry Article

Bridge The Gap From Construction To Efficient Operations

Between the end of a facility’s construction and the beginning of its operations, there’s a substantial transition period where most, if not all, of the professionals who designed, installed and verified the initial conditions of the building cease to be involved. A new team of people begins to run the building, taking on the phase […]

Industry Article

Tie Design and Construction Teams to Building Performance

Most buildings that will be in existence in 2030 are already here today. So an average 22 percent savings across around 75 billion square feet in the United States ends up being a lot of cost, energy and emissions avoidance. No doubt the biggest opportunity is in existing buildings. But what about the new buildings […]