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5 Ways IECC 2015 Affects Building Lighting Controls

Energy conservation is an important aspect of building design in today’s society. In the U.S. alone, the operation of buildings accounts for more than 40% of energy consumption. As a result, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2015, a residential and commercial building energy code, has been adopted by many states and regions in the …

Green-Building

There’s Nothing “Trendy” about the Green Building Trend

  “Green.” “Sustainable.” “Eco-friendly.” These words have rapidly become a part of the modern lexicon, applied to everything from the cars we drive to the food we eat. Sometimes they’re used so often it can be hard to remember that they actually are more than just buzzwords – but they are. The environmental challenges the …

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5 Reasons Your Next Building Project Needs Commissioning

In case you didn’t know, buildings use a lot of energy – about 40 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from building electricity and natural gas use. With environmental concerns at the forefront of most industries today, it would seem imperative that the construction industry find ways to cut this number down significantly. …

KSMITH

Katherine Smith Elementary earns LEED Silver!

Katherine Smith Elementary Katherine Smith Elementary School Phase II was recently certified with LEED Silver. Rice & Gardner performed fundamental and enhanced commissioning for the 60,000SF classroom addition at Katherine Smith Elementary. Rice & Gardner Senior Project Manager, Claude Yoas, was the leading Commissioning Authority who worked closely with the project team, which included Brave …