Monthly Archives: August 2013

Building Your Brand from the Inside Out

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Branding is an essential tool for any organization. An organization’s mission, goals, values, physical environment and employees are all necessary for a successful brand. It is important for a company to brand itself internally, with the help of employees, before publicly marketing a brand. During branding, organizations must remember: Employees are full-time ambassadors of the […]

University Chemistry Labs Redesigned

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BHDP has redesigned the way university chemistry labs should look and feel. Out with cinderblock walls and dated furniture, and in with custom labs, state-of-the-art cameras, flat screens and lounge areas.  George Kemper, architect and senior laboratory planner at BHDP, explains in the March/April issue of School Construction News how BHDP worked with Cleveland State University to transform its chemistry […]

What is the minimum requirement of a federally mandated Energy Code?

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In my last post on this topic I laid out the case for how we will eventually have a federally mandated energy code.  The next obvious questions:  What will be the basis of that code? And who will author the standard?   This is the point where you get barraged with a confusing series of […]

Are we moving towards a federally mandated Energy Code?

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Building Codes, seen as instruments to protect public health and safety have traditionally been regulated by State Governments.  Energy codes are generally accepted as part of Building Codes. As part of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 the Federal Government required States to establish standards for commercial building energy codes and to consider minimum residential […]