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LEVERAGING BIG DATA INTO BIG ENERGY EFFICIENCY — By Ben Heraud and Andrew J. Milne, Ph.D.

A recent study at UC Davis showed that during down times at the university (evenings, weekends, holidays), 33% of the energy consumption was from AV systems. As campuses pay increasing attention to the way that data can be collected and analyzed to transform operations across the varied activities of their institutions, new opportunities are emerging to maximize the efficiency […]

Hear and Now: Avoid the Number One Complaint about LEED-certified Buildings

by Alexis Kurtz LEEP AP, Project Consultant / Acoustical Consultant, The Sextant Group

If you design a LEED® Gold building — one that’s built on a restored brownfield site, finished with reclaimed wood, recycled materials, and low VOC paint, one that recycles gray water, offers sufficient daylight and views, and of course, has plenty of bike racks, but is too […]

Healthcare Acoustics: Shhh!

by Greg Coudriet CTS, INCE, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Acoustical conditions can profoundly impact the quality of patient care in healthcare facilities. A well-designed hospital will improve patient recovery rates by providing quiet and restful patient rooms that are free from disruptions by rolling carts, paging systems, and other activities in the bustling, 24/7 facility that […]