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February 14, 2015

Recent Event: How does the IgCC affect YOU?

Straughan's Diana Gutierrez recently presented on the new IgCC requirements to a sold-out crowd of more than 45 attendees! A comprehensive look at how the new IgCC requirements affect the A/E community. There has been a lot of buzz lately surrounding…

February 11, 2015

How Do Green Building Principles Support Energy Efficiency?

By Diana Gutierrez, M.S. Civil Eng., LEED AP BD+C, Senior Sustainability Specialist Energy efficiency is good for the environment, but more so it is an important cost saving component for any business, facility management or homeowner's budget. On an…

February 11, 2015

How Can “Envision” Guide your Green Infrastructure Projects?

By Diana Gutierrez, M.S. Civil Eng., LEED AP BD+C, Senior Sustainability Specialist There is a new framework that can help infrastructure projects of all kinds bring greater sustainability. Envision is a rating system for evaluating community, environmental…

February 11, 2015

What is Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)?

By Diana Gutierrez, M.S. Civil Eng., LEED AP BD+C, Senior Sustainability Specialist Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a method to engage the project team from kickoff. Many types of projects including building projects, conventional planning, design…

December 17, 2014

Straughan Awarded Contract with MVA!

Straughan has been awarded a contract with the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to assist with its Environmental Management Systems. Straughan will look at all aspects of environmental management and sustainability, including energy use and efficiencies…

December 12, 2014

Improving Stream Restoration Project Outcomes through Construction Inspection

Construction inspection is an integral component of stream restoration that provides assurance that the scientist's vision and engineer's designs can be effectively implemented in the field by the contractor.