Schools and other buildings across the United States are turning to geothermal technology to heat and cool buildings and to lower operating and maintenance costs, improve energy efficiency and provide classroom comfort.
H. Jay Enck, LEED AP, principal and founder of Commissioning & Green Building Solutions, has executed the commissioning process for more than $1 billion worth of construction projects. But, his approach for commissioning at schools, offices and several other building types goes beyond standard commissioning procedures by examining the design process and re-evaluating buildings years after they are completed.
David Baum, of Chicago-based Baum Development LLC, spoke with Green Building News about his new project, Green Exchange, a sustainably designed commercial center that will offer consumers a source for green products and services.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, Alan Whitson, RPA, president of Corporate Realty Design & Management Institute, has experience building and financing sustainable buildings. He regularly consults, writes and speaks on the subject of high-performance buildings, and recently lead a seminar on high-performance hospitals and medical facilities.