Factory Expansion – 5 Big Mistakes Commonly Made

After the ceremonial groundbreaking and the handshakes are done, we get on to the real business of building. Most business owners place the project on his or her back burner, figuring someone else is checking on it. Here’s what to watch for. 1) Lack of face-to-face meetings with contractors.  I know, it’s convenient to send […]

Can a Factory be a Green Building and What is the Point?

“What’s this “LEEDs” thing I keep hearing about?” There are 20,000 certified LEED projects in North America. It’s the most widely used green building certification – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED – singular, not plural!) The program has been offered by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) since 2000. Participants score points […]

Lighting Retrofits – 5 Myths

Photo by Mitch Kennedy Too much light causes glare, eyestrain, fatigue and headaches. Improving the quality of light can increase worker production or classroom test scores by 10 – 15%! So let’s get it right! 1) MYTH: De-lamping saves money. TRUTH: De-lamping is the process of removing bulbs from fixtures. For example, if there is […]

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