Webinar: Master Planning Today for Payback Tomorrow

September 19, 2014

Utility master plans are one of the most critical tools for campus infrastructure systems. Without a master plan in place, campus systems are flying blind, reacting to increased demands on the utility systems as they come. Each rushed decision impacts the next and creates cascading effects. The good news: With a little upfront planning today, […]

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NOvA Project Studies: The Mysteries of the Universe

September 18, 2014

Scientists and engineers from around the world are involved in a groundbreaking project designed to unravel some of the mysteries of our universe. It’s called NOvA, and it’s a collaboration among about 170 scientists from 34 institutions around the globe. They are creating an experiment to detect and analyze one of the most abundant, yet […]

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Key Takeaways from the 136th NGAUS Conference

September 12, 2014

Two weeks ago, I was in Chicago for the 136th Annual National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Conference. It’s the must-attend event for anyone who works in the defense industry, particularly with national security and disaster response. I’ve found this conference to be the best opportunity for exchanging information with our citizen soldiers and […]

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LEED Leads to Big Energy Savings for Military Buildings

September 8, 2014

The topic of energy savings for the military isn’t new, but in light of recent budget cuts for the U.S. Army, there’s a renewed focus on lowering operations costs for new and existing National Guard facilities. Top it off with a government mandate to design all new National Guard buildings to meet Leadership in Energy […]

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Urban Neighborhood Initiative Tackles Childhood Illiteracy in Kansas City

September 4, 2014

All across America, children from low-income communities are entering kindergarten without the basic early literary skills necessary for lifelong success. Unfortunately, the Kansas City area is no exception. Of the 15,000-plus children in the Kansas City Missouri School District, only 19% of third graders are considered proficient in reading. The Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) is […]

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Updating Your Water Management Plan for ELG Compliance

September 3, 2014

Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELG) affecting steam electric power generating facilities. The new standards will change wastewater management requirements for many coal-fired power plants, including how they manage water balance. Although the new guidelines won’t be finalized until September 2015, with compliance expected by July 2017, […]

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