David M. Pratt, P.E., CEM, LEED AP is an Energy Management Consultant for Sustainable Climate and Energy Solutions group of MWH Americas, Inc.
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Question: Kyle asks: MRC4: New Construction Project, LEED 2009. When calculating the cost of Structural steel used on the project can I include, design detailing and painting costs? The reference gui...Read More
Therma-Fuser diffuser is a fully integrated, independent zone VAV control system including thermostat, modulating damper and diffuser in a single package. Unlike conventional building controls, Therma...Read More
Justin Asks: Will my laminate HDF low VOC floor qualify for LEED IEQ credits? Answer: Hi Justin, thanks for your question on Low-Emitting Materials as they apply to LEED projects. Without more speci...Read More
Question: Rick asks: I want to make fly ash brick as a business but need to find the best machine to make the fly ash brick. Where can I find a good machine to do this? Do you know who makes the best...Read More
Although beautiful and almost indestructible granite needs to be quarried which requires a lot of resources and energy. In addition to the expense of taking it out of the ground granite can only be fo...Read More
Question: Andrew asks: Hello, I have a very general question re: new building certification. Assuming that the building seeks to satisfy the highest / most rigorous standards (Platinum?), is there an...Read More
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) usually are comprised of a four to eight inch thick foam insulation core (typically extruded polystyrene, aka EPS) with a structural facing on each side. Common faci...Read More
Greywater systems collect used water from non-toilet fixtures, such as sinks, showers and washing machines, and reuse it for other applications, such as irrigation or toilet water. Some greywater syst...Read More
Question: Noah asks: I am trying to determine whether or not a few different floor products meet the LEED requirements for a LEED Gold interior renovation project. The two products are: 1) Westcoat E...Read More
Question: Ron asks: Please help me. I have been offered an opportunity to sell a top brand waterless urinal in California with a nice rebate from the department of water and power per urinal. My rese...Read More
It seems that when it comes to green building activities, environmental landscaping is slowly and surely gaining traction as a notable talking point… And for good reason. With all the unpredictable ...Read More
Question: Mohammed asks: If I have a 3-floor building, is the gross area the total area of all the floors? In the reference guide, it says: “Building density is the floor area of the building divid...Read More