Sep29
BROWN UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VIRTUAL TOUR
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National Grid's Energy Code Technical Support provides Rhode Island code officials, builders, subcontractors, and design professionals with free energy code trainings and support.

Please join us for a free webinar that provides a virtual tour and deeper understanding of the high performanceBrown University Engineering Research Center.

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RI COMMERCIAL ENERGY CODE VIRTUAL EVENTS
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Aug10
RI COMMERCIAL ENERGY CODE WEBINAR ADVANCED COMMERCIAL BUILDING COMMISSIONING
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National Grid's Energy Code Technical Support provides Rhode Island code officials, builders, subcontractors, and design professionals with free energy code trainings and support.

Please join us for a free webinar that provides a deeper dive into Advanced Commercial Building Commissioning.

Advanced Commercial Building Commissioning

Jul22
RECOMMISSIONING PROCESS FOR REOPENING
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Jun11
RECOMMISSIONING FOR REOPENING
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As states begin to loosen their stay-at-home orders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of building owners, operators, and occupants are interested in ways to reduce risk of virus transmission in the buildings where they work, whether these facilities remained in use since the start of the crisis or are being readied for reopening.

As building owners and operators consider upgraded operations and procedures, modifications to their building’s ventilation systems to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) can be a key element in reducing the airborne risk of viral transmission and increasing occupants’ confidence in buildings, systems, and operations. Such IAQ improvements are only one part of a comprehensive safety plan. For example, at this time, return to work before widespread immunity in the population has been achieved — either by prior infection or immunization — presents risks that could lead to a second wave of infection. Having a workplace plan in effect if and when this rebound occurs is clearly prudent. This white paper focuses on IAQ improvements and does not attempt to address overall safety planning.

The IAQ improvements discussed here are rooted in three key IAQ concepts: High-Quality Air Filtration, Increased Ventilation, and Directional Airflow. For example, typical return-to-work plans now include reduced occupant densities, which can inherently help improve ventilation rates per person and IAQ to some degree and should be one of the considerations when exploring options to improve IAQ.

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May29
RI COMMERCIAL ENERGY CODE WEBINARS
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National Grid's Energy Code Technical Support provides Rhode Island code officials, builders, subcontractors, and design professionals with free energy code trainings and support.

Please join us for free webinars that provide a deeper dive into the Commercial Energy Codes including Lighting, Lighting Controls and Other Electrical Provisions; and Introduction to Building Commissioning.

For more information, visit: RI Commercial Energy Code Webinars

Resister for each sessions by clicking the links below:

June 2, 2020 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Lighting, Lighting Controls and Other Electrical Provisions

June 4, 2020 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Introduction to Building Commissioning

May08
BUILDING ENERGY CODE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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Do you or your project team have questions about the latest energy code? Call the toll-free number at 1-855-343-0105 or our office at 401-273-1935 to request free technical support on the Commercial Energy Code from Stephen Turner Inc. Others are available to help with Residential Energy Code questions. You can submit your question, request a free site visit, and guidance from our team to keep your project moving forward. For more information, visit nationalgridus.com and eventbrite.com

As part of the Rhode Island Code Compliance Enhancement Initiative, Stephen Turner Inc. is working with CLEAResult to offer the Code Compliance Circuit Rider program. The following commercial energy code trainings will be provided this year through GoToWebinar. We will post the webinar schedule details soon.

  • Commercial Energy Code & Rhode Island Stretch Code Requirements - Building Commissioning (three modules)
    • Module#1 – RI Commercial Energy Code and Introduction to Building Commissioning June 4, 2020 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. To register, visit register.gotowebinar.com
    • Module#2 – RI Commercial Energy Code and Intermediate Building Commissioning
    • Module#3 – RI Commercial Energy Code and Advanced Building Commissioning)
  • Commercial Energy Code - Overview
  • Commercial Energy Code - Envelope & Building Science
  • Commercial Energy Code - Mechanical Provisions

May07
STEPHEN TURNER INC. BECOMES A CERTIFIED COMMISSIONING FIRM (CCF)
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The Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB) has granted Stephen Turner Inc. the official designation of a Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF)!

Ten years of hard work, dedication, and communication between Stephen Turner Inc. team members and our clients, has led to this proud moment. We appreciate the recognition as a Designee from both the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) and the BCCB, and are looking forward to the increased commissioning opportunities that this esteemed designation will bring.

Apr20
BUILDING SYSTEMS AND COVID-19
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What are some possible ways to protect your building’s occupants from the spread of contaminants? In this presentation delivered to the Connecticut Green Bank’s Multifamily Peer-to-Peer Network, Stephen Turner outlines three principles for improving indoor air quality with HVAC systems. Depending on the results of research into the novel coronavirus, understanding these principles may help you prepare your building for post-pandemic life.

The presentation may be found on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6pD6ym135I

Mar20
NO-COST TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR COVID-19 INDOOR AIR QUALITY CONCERNS
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Summary Points:

  • Indoor air quality improvements in existing institutional and commercial buildings may help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission
  • Possible ventilation improvement measures are HEPA or upgraded filters in air handlers, increased ventilation rates in air handlers, demand-controlled ventilation adjustments, opening windows, and thoughtful allocation of space use relative to existing ventilation systems and provisions
  • The building systems experts at Stephen Turner Inc. are available for no-cost consultations with commercial building owners to help explore possible improvements to the ventilation systems in their buildings

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