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…

Heat gain and heat loss

Working in an industry that uses glass and polycarbonate for structures and openings in the roof, we know a lot about heat gain and heat loss.  It's a big concern for almost all of our customers, especially when considering the impact on potential LEED certification. WHAT IS HEAT GAIN AND HEAT LOSS? Heat loss, measured…

The Arturo Velasquez Institute (AVI) is the satellite campus of Richard J. Daley College, a community college serving the Chicago metro area with a variety of associate degree programs. The greenhouse at Arturo Velasquez Institute is more than just an extension of learning at Daley College, it's a gardening resource for the entire Chicago community. Whether…

skylights with verticals

Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP) is the largest wastewater treatment facility in the world. Serving over 2.3 million people in a 260 square mile area including the central part of Chicago and 46 suburban communities the WRP is home to nearly 400 employees, who oversee the treatment of enough water to fill  two Olympic size…