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Preparation Pays Off

District Energy Digital Magazine - December 2017

The record-breaking hurricanes Harvey and Irma inflicted wise-spread devastation across coastal Texas and Florida late this summer, leaving massive flooding and destruction in their wake. 17520

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AEI Named a Top 10 Commissioning Firm by C-SE Magazine

C-SE Magazine - October 2017

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Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Named Best Higher Education/Research Project in California

ENR California - October 2017

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Montana State University Changes the Way Engineering Students Are Taught

Tradeline - September 2017

New Pedagogy Promotes Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Active Learning17429

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Breaking the Static

By Ron Parsley, PE, LEED AP, NCEES, REPSean Hood, PE

Medical Construction & Design Magazine - September 2017

Flywheel technology emerges as sustainable uninterrupted power source solution.17429

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Functional Risks: Adapt or Die

By Sean Ahrens, CPP

Security Technology Executive Magazine - September 2017

The competent resilience leader walks a fine line in the organizational hierarchy that requires constant adaptation17429

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A Tale of Two Sustainable Hospitals

Interiors+Sources - August 2017

Healthcare designer Jane Rohde interviews Burns Bradford from TLC engineering and John Chyz of Affiliated Engineers about sustainable healthcare solutions.17398

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Houston hospital named best in Texas by U.S. News & World Report

Houston Business Journal - August 2017

Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Houston - and in Texas - for U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 rankings, which were unveiled Aug. 8.17398

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High expectations for high-performance buildings -- Paul Erickson comments in Consulting-Specifying Engineer

C-SE Magazine - July 2017

High-performance buildings are intricate, complex projects that require attention -- qualified, expert consulting-specifying engineers apply their knowledge on such projects.17368

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EC&M's 2017 Top 40 Electrical Design Firms

EC&M Magazine - July 2017

This year's Top 40 design firms top $2 billion in revenue, but worries persist about staffing for a promising, but demanding future. AEI’s Krista Murphy comments.17368

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Nephron SC Honored in 2017 Facility of the Year Awards

FOYA - June 2017

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Five Facilities Take Home Honors in Laboratory of the Year Awards

R&D Magazine - June 2017

Laboratory of the Year High Honors given to the Allen Institute for Brain Science17338

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Making the Case for Evaporative Cooling

By James Falconer, PE, CENG

CIBSE Journal - June 2017

Evaporative cooling can save energy when used in the right climate. AEI's James Falconer looks at the technology in Hong Kong, Las Vegas and London, and explains why the cooling method is making a comeback17338

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Allen Institute Awarded High Honors-Laboratory of the Year

Laboratory Design - May 2017

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Doing the Homework: An Energy Story

Net Zero Buildings - May 2017

Stanford University completed a campus-wide energy system, replaceing a 100% fossil-fuel-based combined heat and power plant with grid-sourced electricity and an innovative heat recovery system. 17307

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Building Controls Drive Smart Lighting, HVAC Design

By Sagar Rao, LEED AP GAAngi Xanders,

C-SE Magazine - March 2017

Driven by market demand to reduce operating costs, the combination of efficient lighting technology, versitile controls, and sophisticated modeling tools offers new opportunities to improve overall building performance.17246

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Water-Energy Nexus: What You Need to Know

ASHRAE Journal newsletter - March 2017

As you use water you use energy, and as you use energy you use water. You need to account for both as you make design decisions.17246

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Seattle Children's South Clinic featured as Healthcare Design's cover story

Healthcare Design - Feburary 2017

Adaptive reuse of a former big-box store opened the door for Seattle Children's newest clinic, brings convenient care closer to where patients live17216

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MEP Roundtable - Examining Medical and Hospital Projects

C-SE Magazine - October 2016

Engineers tasked with working on hospital and medical campuses find themselves tackling unique challenges: evolving technology, increased specialization, and maintaining operations while under construction.17094

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Maximizing a Manufacturer's Combined Heat and Power Plant

By Aaron Wickersham, PEAndrew Price, PE, NCEES

C-SE Magazine - October 2016

A Midwestern manufacturing facility opted for a hybrid combined-cycle steam turbine generator solution.17094

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MEP Roundtable - Exploring Demands for Higher Education Facilities

C-SE Magazine - October 2016

The design process for higher education facilities has its own set of challenges and requirements. Here, engineers discuss the current trends, challenges, and experiences with college and university facility projects.17094

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MEP Roundtable - The Future of Professional Engineers

By Ron Parsley, PE, LEED AP, NCEES, REP

C-SE Magazine - July 2016

Young engineers are an important resource for firms – recruiting training, and retaining fresh talent is important for a company’s future success.17003

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ENR names AEI-led Stanford project "2016 Global Best Green Project"

Engineering News-Record - July 2016

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A Place in the Sun: A high-performance building in the desert serves as a therapeutic refuge for cancer patients.

Architectural Record - July 2016

Situated in the Sonoran Desert and ringed by mountains, Phoenix can be an inspiring but difficult place to create architecture. The natural topography and turquoise sky are a powerful backdrop, but the blistering sun, which can generate temperatures of 100-plus degrees, imposes severe design limitations.17003

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Who Says You Need Air Conditioning?

gb&d Magazine - June 2016

With Edmonds ecoPOWER hybrid rooftop ventilator, a new university building received a LEED Gold Certification and eliminated AC in nearly half of its rooms16973

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The Power-Centric Approach

By Sean Hood, PEThom Flickinger, PE, NCEES

EC&M - June 2016

Today’s health care facilities play a vital role in the health and welfare of modern society. No matter the size or prominence — whether nationally renowned or regionally focused — a health care facility must perform a multitude of functions in order to provide the unique care demanded by modern medicine. Accordingly, the internal infrastructure that supports these facilities must be robust, reliable, and flexible.16973

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MEP Roundtable - Data centers' intricate design

By Barton Hogge, PE, ATD, LEED AP

C-SE Magazine - April 2016

Data centers are important structures that hold vital information for business, schools, public agencies, and private individuals. If these mission critical facilities aren't properly designed and equipped, the gear inside and the data the servers handle is at risk.16912

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ENR names AEI-led Stanford project “Editors’ Choice” and “Best of the Best: Energy/Industrial”

Engineering News-Record - March 2016

To university engineers, the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project represents nothing less than a revolution in the way campuses in the U.S. should be heated and cooled. 16881

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AEI announces new Director of Digital Practices

- Feburary 2016

Further harnessing the digital revolution in our industry, the Executive Team of Affiliated Engineers has created the new leadership position of Director of Digital Practices and has hired A/E industry technology executive Susan Koenigs to fill the role. 16851

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University of Minnesota Health, Clinics and Surgery Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

Laboratory Design - Feburary 2016

The University of Minnesota Health (M Health), Clinics and Surgery Center is a destination ambulatory care center designed to elevate an inter-professional care delivery model while providing an entirely new type of patient experience that introduces improved care delivery models, patient flows and turnaround of outpatient procedures.16851

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Building health care facilities of the future

Health Facilities Management - Feburary 2016

In today's health care system, it's no longer enough to build for today. State-of-the-art technology and modern design are well and good, but today's landscape presents organizations with the challenge to constantly think ahead and design facilities that will still be relevant years from now.16851

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William Eckhardt Research Center

Tradeline - January 2016

The William Eckhardt Research Center creates a home for the University of Chicago’s new molecular engineering program and advances the university’s Nobel Prize-winning research in physical sciences.16820

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Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces Gregory Quinn has joined editorial advisory board

Consulting-Specifying Engineer - January 2016

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Fifty years of district cooling and beyond

By George Howe, PEJerry Schuett, PE

District Energy - January 2016

Continuous redundancy and efficiency improvements are a hallmark of the University of Rochester’s chilled-water system.16820

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Research defined by the precision of empirical measurement

By Dave Sereno, PE, LEED APJeff Cappelle, PE, LEED AP

Laboratory Design - December 2015

A living lab capable of complete change-out of entire building systems, Herrick labs is far more accurate the any model. Yet, it respects the model, seeks to information it, calibrate it and make it robust.16790

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Building systems integration best practice

By Sanjyot Bhusari, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C

C-SE Magazine - September 2015

Building automation systems (BAS) allow for state-of-the-art systems integration in nonresidential buildings.16699

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Achieving the Final 40 Percent: Energy Reduction in Research Facilities

Tradeline - August 2015

New equipment efficiencies can help facilities reach near net-zero16668

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Bridging the Gap between Building Intelligence and Facilities Knowledge

By Sanjyot Bhusari, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C

Facilities Manager - August 2015

An emerging dichotomy of our times is that while buildings are becoming more intelligent, facilities are losing knowledge.16668

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To measure, not model

Laboratory Design - July 2015

In the world of science, both estimation and measurement have their place. Purdue University’s Center for High-Performance Buildings at the Ray W. Herrick Labs is a breakthrough research facility defined by the precision of its empirical measurement.16638

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Understanding cogeneration systems

By David Cunningham, EITJerry Schuett, PE

C-SE Magazine - July 2015

Generating both electricity and usable thermal energy, combined heat and power systems offer efficiency, ease of system maintenance, and sustainable design opportunities.16638

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University campus CHP

By David Cunningham, EITJerry Schuett, PE

C-SE Magazine - July 2015

By generating electricity and capturing waste heat, cogeneration represented an opportunity for a major East Coast research university to reduce energy consumption and operating costs, and reduce the campus carbon footprint.16638

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A narrow look at lab plumbing solutions

By Laura Halverson, PE, LEED AP, NCEES

Laboratory Design - June 2015

Like all aspects of a lab environment, safety is any lab plumbing engineer’s first priority when designing plumbing systems for labs. 16608

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Microgrid: Ability to detach from the grid

By Kevin Krause, PE, LEED AP

Facilities Manager - June 2015

A microgrid is capable of “islanding” itself…from the larger utility grid, for example during extreme weather events or at times when self-generation is more cost-effective. 16608

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Pivotal Healthcare Brochure

- June 2015

Improve Patient Outcomes, Promote Staff Satisfaction, Increase Operational Effieciency.16608

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Health facilities stay ready for change

Health Facilities Management - June 2015

Health care providers - including the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee - are designing facilities that will allow them to care for patients today and tomorrow.16608

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Center for Care and Discovery

Tradeline - May 2015

The Center for Care and Discovery, at the University of Chicago Medical Center, is dedicated to patient care and designed for flexibility.16577

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AEI's Katie McGimpsey recognized in C-SE's 40 Under 40

C-SE Magazine - May 2015

McGimpsey joined Affiliated Engineers Inc. (AEI) in 2005 as a mechanical engineer. She quickly gained project management and mechanical engineering expertise in designing R&D, federal, biocontainment, chemical containment, and infrastructure facilities.16577

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Powering Stanford’s campus with solar panels, 22 miles of pipe

San Francisco Chronical - April 2015

For some big universities, the campus power plant may one day become a thing of the past.16547

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New Energy System Will Save Stanford $420M

Energy Manager Today - April 2015

The new system, called the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI), will save the university $420 million in energy costs over 35 years, making Stanford one of the most energy-efficient research universities in the world. 16547

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MEP Roundtable: Government building design

C-SE Magazine - April 2015

When your client is the government, engineering design can be tricky, thanks to stepped-up regulations, budgetary concerns, and other considerations. Respondents discuss government, state, municipal, federal, and military facilities.16547

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Designing for Research

College Planning & Management - April 2015

At the outset of any research building project, the design team must work with the stakeholders to reconcile a multitude of priorities and competing goals before proceeding with design.16547

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Optimizing two-way traffic on the Grid.

Smart Grid/Microgrid brochure - Feburary 2015

A working microgrid typically includes distributed generation, storage, power electronics and, increasingly, smart buildings. 16486

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Affiliated Engineers Announces New Shareholders

- January 2015

The AEI Executive Team and Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Nathan Cesarz, Paul Erickson, Scott Foster, Barton Hogge, Katie McGimpsey, Krista Murphy, and Robert Sherman have become shareholders of the firm.16455

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Liquid-cooled sustainability

Laboratory Design - January 2015

Five years ago, it was revolutionary to put chilled beam cooling in a lab; but now this hydronic form of sustainable HVAC is increasingly common in modern, sustainable lab settings. 16455

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Commissioning for the greater building good

Laboratory Design - January 2015

A buzzword thrown around in lab design is commissioning. But truly how important is this process to meeting end goals? 16455

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Affiliated Engineers designs building systems to meet "central challenges" of society

The Wisconsin State Journal - December 2014

Affiliated Engineers designs building systems to meet 'central challenges' of society.16425

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High Expectations, High Achievement

Plumbing Engineer - December 2014

From its origins in Madison, Wis., Affiliated Engineers Inc. (AEI) has grown considerably in geography, scale, and scope. The Company has evolved into a true leader in the MEP space. In its four decades, AEI has consistently delivered top-quality projects in numerous markets.16425

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Integrating commercial buildings, utilities with the Smart Grid

C-SE Magazine - November 2014

Knowing where and how much power is needed allows the Smart Grid to adjust power distribution in real time. The agility of matching power demand with power production minimizes the amount of power that generating facilities must dump, and keeps base-load plants running at minimum capacity. This article explores the relationship between utilities, the Smart Grid, and commercial buildings through the consulting engineer's eyes.16395

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Applying Building Energy Modeling

By Bill Talbert, PE, LEED AP BD+CPaul Erickson, LEED AP

C-SE Magazine - October 2014

Whole building energy modeling techniques and software are crucial for designing code-complainant buildings. At the same time, this near-mandatory exercise introduces opportunities for engineers to add significant value to projects.16364

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AEI's Sarah Balz named 2014 Plumbing Engineer of the Year!

PM Engineer - September 2014

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Water Use Efficiency

By Fred Betz, LEED APWilla Kuh,

C-SE Magazine - July 2014

The escalating cost of providing potable water in the United States is creating new urgency for owners of commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings to respond with greater engineered water efficiency.16273

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Smart Building Integration

By Sanjyot Bhusari, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C

C-SE Magazine - May 2014

Historically, the facility management challenge has been to do more with less. System integration provides a solution, and offers an opportunity to lower costs and achieve greater efficiencies.16212

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