Every new building project brings a fresh opportunity to provide the best atmosphere for the occupants and sustainability to benefit the environment.  With FITWEL, WELL building standards and LEED, there are no shortage of certification programs.  Which one is best for your project, or should you go for all three? Comparing certifications FITWEL (Facilities Innovations…

Heritage Elementary is a new school in Tallequah OK serving 500 students from pre kindergarten to 4th grade.  The school was designed to honor the native American's history.  A dynamic glass entry element honors Tahlequah’s Cherokee Indian history with an abstract Cherokee sacred fire, a symbol of the culture’s unity and strength. Along the curved spine…

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Before it became the health giant it is today, Sanford Health was merely the Sioux Falls Hospital.  In 1894, the hospital became the main provider of health in the Dakotas.   St. Lukes Hospital was founded in 1908 in Fargo.  These two hospitals grew in the region over the next 80 years and became the…

Nuclear energy is still very new in terms of how energy is produced and used.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has only been around since 1975.   Prior to the NRC, protecting the public's health and safety related to nuclear energy was the responsibility of the Atomic Energy Commission.  The NRC oversees the energy producing reactors…

In the Northern part of Bergen county NJ, on 17 acres in the prestigious and affluent Borough of Montvale, is the world headquarters of Barr Laboratories Inc.   Barr Laboratories develops, manufactures and markets generic pharmaceuticals. The company, a subsidiary of TEVA branded pharmaceutical products, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide. Barr labs was…