Commissioning: Complying with Code and Keeping within Budget

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. Want to reduce construction project cost overruns? Want to minimize post-construction service call-backs and improve your project’s profitability? One way to help ensure quality and project delivery within budget is to be sure your construction estimate includes the minimum commissioning required by the Michigan Energy Code, which is based on ASHRAE 90.1-2013. The term commissioning comes from the ship-building industry. A commissioned ship is one that is ready and fit for service because it has undergone extensive run-testing in a series of sea trials. For any test not successfully passed, the identified problems are corrected and the test is repeated. After all tests are successfully passed, the crew is thoroughly trained to properly operate and maintain the vessel in accordance with its performance requirements for both favorable and unfavorable conditions. Only after these steps have been fulfilled is the ship deemed ready for use. Ceremony to Commission the USS Ronald Reagan by Mate First Class Brian Tallette, 2003. Similarly, when applied to a building, commissioning is a quality assurance process to [...]

By |2018-10-16T15:45:05+00:00October 16th, 2018|Energy Sciences|0 Comments

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 Offers Luxury to Match its Comfort and Security

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz boasts GLE 350 is the top-tier vehicle of 2018 The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is a modern-day, classic-style wagon in luxurious design. This impressive wagon-style sedan offers attractive qualities while keeping the signature deluxe feel. Luxury is the standard in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 with ambient interior lighting, a Burmester audio system, heated front seats, a cabin perfuming system and sunshades for each rear window. Exterior luxury options include the Mercedes-Benz hood ornament with a chrome mesh, front grille, along with 20-inch 5-spoke high performance front and rear wheels. Taking road trips along the Louisiana countryside with family is a bonus in the comfortable, luxurious 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350. Adding to the excitement, the GLE 350 gets 23 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city. Poised to amaze, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is a must-view the next time you stop in at Holmes European Motors, where customer satisfaction is our most valued objective. Comfort and Safety are a Priority and add poise to the sleek 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 sports a 3.5 L V-6 premium unleaded engine, seven-speed automatic, and creates smooth travels with its self-leveling air [...]

The 2018 Audi A6 Receives Top Honors for Quality and Luxury as a Mid-Size Vehicle

US News and World Report awarded the 2018 Audi A6 the 2018 Best Luxury Midsize Car for Families Award. The Audi A6 offers spectacular features inside and out. Under the hood, you’ll find the Audi A6 drives with robust nature with highest quality in its inter-cooled turbo premium unleaded I-4 engine. Offering three engine choices with intense power, the A6 handles exceptionally well for a mid-size sedan while at the same time offers above-average gas mileage. Because of its highly advanced technology, and highly rated safety features, Audi Santa Barbra is proud to note that the 2018 Audi A6 received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association’s New Car Assessment Program. Stop in at Audi Santa Barbara and spec out the amazing styles of the all-new 2018 Audi A6. The 2018 Audi A6’s interior and exterior design creates a full-bodied masterpiece The 2018 Audi A6 is luxury supreme from the inside out. Inside, it has an interior is a cut above the rest in comfort and luxury. It encompasses two rows of spacious seats and an abundance of user-friendly technology. It sports a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, and is offered with eight-way [...]

Living in 10 second increments? HELLO MY FRIENDS! Dr. Sarah here, and welcome to video 163. Okay, I am here in lovely Costa Rica, basically in the middle of a rainforest… but I thought I would take a moment and stop and talk to you about living in 10 second increments. So what is that? Well it takes about 10 seconds to ask a question. And by being in a question, it allows you to be clear on what it is that you would like to choose or what it is that you would like to have as a possibility. It really opens up a space of living consciously. It is living consciously. And it doesn’t give you an opportunity to judge. So if you lived in 10 second increments you would just keep being in the space of choice without judgment. A Space to BE With Take a moment to tune in and ask yourself the following questions. Have you ever considered living in 10 second increments? What would that be like for you? What question could you ask in these 10 seconds? And in the next 10 seconds? What is it you would like to choose? Would this open you up to generating and creating a different reality? A space where infinite possibilities and choices are readily [...]

By |2018-10-15T17:14:42+00:00October 15th, 2018|Articles, Dr. Sarah Brotsky|0 Comments

The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman is the Pinnacle of Power and Style

The Style and Power of the Porsche brand are unmatched with Santa Barbara Porsche’s newest offering As we approach summer driving along the Southern California coastline has even more appeal with Santa Barbara Porsche’s newest lineup of best-in-class vehicles. The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman is top model that has the high aim of providing elegant style that the Porsche brand implies as well as producing the powerful capabilities associated with Porsche vehicles. Visit us online or at Porsche Santa Barbara to learn more about the 2018 718 Cayman. Performance is Top-tier in the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Porsche Santa Barbara is offering one of the most powerful sports vehicles available on the market.  There are many performance aspects of the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman that elevate it to be one of the best sports vehicles on the market.  The 2018 718 Cayman sports an unbelievably high performing 2.0 Liter boxer 4 engine. The advantage of this configuration is that it allows for the vehicle to have a lower center of gravity and more effective air cooling than would be the case with a typical 4 cylinder engine.  This power allows the 718 Cayman to push out 300 horsepower and delivers 280 ft-lb [...]

Jaguar Shreveport reveals the 2018 Jaguar XJ R-Sport All Wheel Drive

The 2018 Jaguar XJ R-Sport is the cutting-edge in luxury sports sedans, offering intense power and performance. Jaguar Santa Barbara has an inventory of all new beautiful Jaguars just for the fall season, and the 2018 Jaguar XJ R-Sport is the quintessential luxury sports sedan that will take the industry by storm. There is no other vehicle quite like it as it has power and performance coupled with safety and versatility to match. Visit our website or call a representative today to learn more about the 2018 Jaguar XJ R-Sport. The 2018 Jaguar XJ R-Sport’s performance makes it the best-in-class sports sedan on the market The Jaguar XJ R-Sport packs a powerful punch beneath the hood with an impressive Intercooled Turbocharged V-6 3.0L engine. Two characteristics of this engine that make it superior to traditional combustion engines in terms of performance are the intercooler and supercharger mechanisms with work in concert with each other. The supercharger mechanism increases efficiency and power output by injecting an increased level of air into the engine’s combustion chamber over traditional engines.  This is then improved upon by the intercooling mechanism, which cools the air before it enters the combustion chamber, raising its density, thus [...]

Living consciously? HELLO MY FRIENDS! Dr. Sarah here, and welcome to video 162. Okay, living consciously. What is that like for you? What do you notice when I say those words? What comes up? What is living consciously mean to you? Guided Exercise: Let’s take a moment and I’m going to have you close your eyes and bring your attention to your breathing. Now simply tune in to the words “living consciously”. What do you notice? What’s the energy like for you? What do you perceive about it? What do you know about it? What can you actually receive from that, that you have yet to receive by acknowledging what living consciously is for you? Okay, now go ahead and open your eyes and what do you notice? What is living consciously for you? Well, I’m aware that living consciously for me is a space of BEing. It’s a space where, not only am I in the moment, but I’m also a space where I can generate and create something greater for the future; a future five months from now, a future five years from now, and even beyond that! A Space to BE With Take a moment to tune in and ask yourself the following questions. Are you more clear on what living consciously is for you? What would [...]

By |2018-10-12T15:37:17+00:00October 12th, 2018|Articles, Dr. Sarah Brotsky|0 Comments

Jaguar Offers Efficiency and Safety Features in the 2018 F-Pace 25t

The 2018 Jaguar F-PACE 25t provides excellent adaptability and safety features The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace 25t is a new model that will redefine the market of premium SUVs in 2018.  The 2018 Jaguar F-PACE 25t delivers on all fronts by providing the versatility that you come to expect from Jaguar and has safety features that will ensure your safety on the roads. The 2018 Jaguar F-PACE 25t has many safety features that are sure to pave the way in the industry and has the adaptability that you are looking for. Stop in at Jaguar Santa Barbara and ask about the all-new 2018 Jaguar F-Pace 25t. The 2018 Jaguar F-PACE 25t is provides efficiency and adaptability The 2018 Jaguar F-PACE 25t offers the adaptability you deserve from a premium SUV. Features include full-time all-wheel drive, adjustable drive-mode settings, engine auto stop-start. These amenities deliver the driving experience that the F-PACE is looking to elicit in its driver. The full-time all-wheel drive feature will guarantee that you and the F-PACE can handle all elements of driving, whether you’re traveling along the 101 or taking the sites in along the southern California countryside. This vehicle also provides increased efficiency when driving through the city [...]

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Offers Safety, Style and Technology

Excellence in terrain response makes driving a pleasure in the 2018 Land Rover Discovery The 2018 Land Rover Discover Sport offers remarkable Terrain Response 2 features, which is designed to monitor road conditions and automatically select driving modes for best driving conditions. Whether you’re driving over dirt roads or paved highways, this concrete design offers a consistently smooth ride throughout. When driving on low-grip surfaces, the All-Terrain Progress Control feature, also coined the “On-Demand Expert Off Road Driver” by Land Rover, allows the driver to set an exact speed for optimum driving pleasure. The Gradient Release Control feature creates smooth travels as it releases brakesgradually by this system when pulling away from a standstill position on an incline or decline. This allows for a smoother transition upon departure. It is easy to see why Land Rover Santa Barbara is proud to be a Land Rover factory-authorized dealer of Land Rover. A variety of comfort options offered in the 2018 Land Rover Discover Sport Ask your Land Rover representative at Land Rover Santa Barbara about the Head Up Display feature in the Land Rover Discover Sport. Amazing in design, it gives data such as speed, gear position and navigation details directly [...]

Holmes Auto Group Offers an Amazing Selection of Financing Options

Holmes Auto Group provides a plethora of Maintenance and Insurance options available which you can tailor to your vehicle’s needs You should never feel insecure about taking your beautiful vehicle into the wide open road or driving on the highway.  You should never have to worry about fluid leak or having a leak in your tire should you come across debris on the road.  Now you won’t have to with the wonderful maintenance options offered by Holmes Auto Group. Even further Insurance experts are available to answer any questions and provide options for coverage to you for your new vehicle. Holmes Auto Group offers stress-free maintenance options The unpredictable nature of fluid and air leaks should not cross your mind when driving your vehicle through the city or coasting along the highway. You can avoid all of the stress that goes along with paying for maintenance by purchasing the Maintenance Plan or Maintenance Plus Plan protection plan from Land Rover Shreveport. Land Rover Shreveport offers incredibly affordable options for this plan starting at $650 for a two-year protection plan and offering up to 4 years of protection at a low cost. To get the most bang for your buck, your best [...]

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