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Overview of LEED®, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, and Green Globes Certifications

Eric Elizondo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C | November 2018

There are several green building certification systems in the market to help designers, architects, engineers and building owners. Deciding which certification to utilize or deciding if you should certify your project can be challenging.

Leadership in Sustainable Design - Refrigeration Systems

Jason Christoff, PE, LEED AP BD+C | June 2018

ms consultants continues its commitment to more sustainable design practices. One aspect is the design of retail food stores equipped with advanced refrigeration technologies. Advanced refrigeration technologies are an improvement from the traditonal methods used and lead to lower energy use and costs.

The Future of Retail Banking: The Security Shift

ms consultants, inc. | September 2017

As technology changes, so does the security within retail banks. Over the years, retail banks have shifted from hardened security to passive security.

The Future of Retail Banking: Building Evolution

ms consultants, inc. | August 2017

As the industry evolves, retail bank buildings and staff sizes are getting smaller. The traditional banking branch is no more.

The Future of Retail Banking: Optimizing Locations

ms consultants, inc. | August 2017

Many current retail bank buildings are simply too large for what’s needed to serve today’s customers. The changes in technology and customer preferences allow banks to reduce the standard retail bank footprint.

The Future of Retail Banking: Experience Transformation

ms consultants, inc. | August 2017

Millennials have surpassed baby boomers as the nation’s largest generation and have changed retail as we know it. The 80+ million millennials in the U.S. all have something in common—what they want from retailers, retail banks included.

Deep Thoughts and Confessions from a Sustainability Director

Kari Mackenbach, CFM, BCES, ENV SP | April 2017

Do you consider yourself sustainable? Even if you do, here are ten easy and painless changes we can do in our daily life to be more sustainable.

M51 Air Valves: Air Release, Air/Vacuum, and Combination, Second Edition

Dan Barr, PE | August 2016

The safe and efficient operation of a liquid piping system is dependent on the continual removal of air and wastewater gases from the liquid piping system. Choosing the proper air valve for the application is critical to all liquid piping systems.

M44 Distribution Valves: Selection, Installation, Field Testing, and Maintenance, Third Edition

Dan Barr, PE | April 2016

Effectively managing valves as an asset can have a significant impact both for the water utility and the customer. This revised manual covers valve selection and installation as well as the importance of location, condition, and frequency of operation…

Odor Control Options for CSO Systems

Mark Chiovarelli, PE | November 2015

In offering a more simplistic perspective to odor control options, I quote from one of my favorite Christmas movies. “One man’s toxic sludge is another man’s potpourri,” Jim Carrey comically states as the Grinch…