Designers and architects are always searching for ways to inspire and bring space to its full potential. By using natural lighting, it makes a space feel more welcomed and productive while maintaining the commitment to sustainable design.
As population, growth, and urbanization continue to replace land with concrete, there is a serious need to recover green space. It is essential for maintaining environmental quality and improving the earth’s landscape. Installing green roofs is one of the best options for reducing the environmental impact of urban development while, at the same time, offering […]
Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important for both newly designed buildings and existing ones, as the average commercial building in the U.S. wastes 30% of the energy it consumes. Whether the push for efficiency is incentive-based or a push to meet the more stringent energy code requirements, buildings are now implementing strategies and technology alike […]
Changes in the Pre-Engineered Building Marketplace and How VIP is Considering Options to Save Client’s Money
As new energy codes are introduced, clients are experiencing higher costs and increased installation times. On March 9, 2016, the New York State Code Council voted to amend the current Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (for commercial buildings only). The new code improves the thermal performance of a building but adds significant […]
Recently, IPD Engineering leveraged both geothermal heat pumps and photovoltaic technology in the design-build of the Catskill Recreation Center. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) perform through their ability to interact with the earth’s very mild and stable conditions. In the northeast of the United States, air temperatures typically fluctuate between -20 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures […]