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Part I: The Importance of Building Commissioning

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 4:08 pm No Comments
Part I: The Importance of Building Commissioning

Part 1 of our series: The Importance of Building Commissioning starts as an overview to the Commissioning process and what all it entails. Next week, we will review specific tasks during construction.

The Owner’s Project Requirements (OPRs) are drafted by using the owner & user requests and the LEED checklist as…

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A Living Revolution Part II: Green Roofs

Posted in Blog on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 11:46 am No Comments
A Living Revolution Part II: Green Roofs

Intensive Green Roof – Aventura Optima Plaza

In continuing our conversation from last week on Living Walls, we are now going to shift the spotlight over to Green Roofs. Green Roofs can take on many different shapes and sizes while using various installation methods. Primarily there are two types…

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A Living Revolution: Living Walls

Posted in Blog on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 11:29 am No Comments
A Living Revolution: Living Walls

greenscreen

Green Walls, also known as Living Walls, are all the hype in today’s sustainable construction industry. These Living Walls are not only great for the environment which help mitigate the urban heat island effect, but they are also works of art;…

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Springing Ahead: Small Change, Big Impact

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 11:00 am No Comments
Springing Ahead: Small Change, Big Impact

It’s a rather annoying thing to “spring ahead” when in reality we all feel like we “fall behind” by losing that precious one hour. It’s amazing that one hour can make such a difference! Growing up in the Midwest, this topic of Daylight Saving Time (note: it is called…

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Fifty Shades of Green

Posted in Blog on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 11:08 am No Comments
Fifty Shades of Green

As seasoned LEED Consultants, The Spinnaker Group has and always will be the leaders in LEED. However, with so many other Green Building Rating Systems present in the marketplace, it’s always good to “be in the know” and to be informed as to what is taking shape in the industry….

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