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Fire Smoke Damper Testing: Why it Matters
Verifying these devices work in buildings can make a difference in fire-related events not only for the buildings themselves, but for the people who live and work in them.
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Dancing to Sustainable Solutions
This event, appropriately titled “Dance your Pants Off” was in support of Sustainable Building Week, and encouraged attendees to bring old jeans for recycling, and an attitude appropriate for wonder and dancing.
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Educator Externship at the NWESI Office
Mid-August saw a group of hard-working teachers descend upon the NWESI office to learn about the technical jobs and career paths offered at our company as part of a Train the Teacher externship.
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“Train the Teacher” Educator Externship at the Association of General Contractors
In late July, NWESI president Tom Prevish presented basic concepts for building HVAC systems in an ongoing series to bring practical applications to Career and Technical Education classes.
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NWESI’s Where in the World? Game
Keeping our team’s excitement level high is a top priority for us here at NWESI.
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Willamette Education Service District: “Train the Teacher” Educator Externship
On Wednesday, June 26, forty-five educators from Salem, Albany, and surrounding areas attended Willamette Education Service District's "Train the Teacher" event.
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WA County Green Business Leaders Roundtable
A recent roundtable event highlighted simple business practices for sustainability.
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OSFMA Annual Conference – Transforming No to Yes
NWESI was once again honored to attend the 2019 Oregon School Facilities Management Associations (OSFMA) Tradeshow. This event continues to provide us with wonderful opportunities to connect with past, current, and future clients that live and work every day in school facilities of all kinds.
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NWESI was presented with the Gold Green Business Award from Washington County’s Green Business Leaders.
NWESI was presented with the Gold Green Business Award from Washington County's Green Business Leaders. Many thanks to Katie Munson and Nancy Christenson for all of your hard work in making this happen, and to the employees for their part in NWESI's sustainability! View our updated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy to learn more about NWESI's sustainable practices.
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02/1/2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
The Corporate Social Responsibility Policy is important to NorthWest Engineering Service, Inc. and its team members. NWESI and its subsidiary, Air Introduction and Regulation, are proud to have received awards from both Washington County and Lane County in green business and sustainability practices.
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NWESI’s Brief Look at HAI’s
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Infection Control Guidelines in February 2017, in a continual effort to eliminate Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI).
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10/10/2018 – Franklin High School Career Exploration Day, Oct. 10
Business representatives from a variety of career pathways (Construction, Apprenticeships, the Trades, Healthcare, Engineering, Software, etc.) attended the Career Exploration Day yesterday at Franklin High School. They spoke with students about their careers, skills, training, salary and other aspects of their work. While sophomores take the PSAT, freshmen and juniors will be exposed to a variety of career pathways through their participation in Career Talk Panels available during the day. Seniors worked on their Graduation Requirements, and attended a session on “How to Build a Professional Resume” that was offered. There was also two field trips (to PCC and WOU) planned for AVID students to explore and learn about post-secondary options. See attached for speakers and schedule.
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04/23/2018 – NWESI’s Tom Prevish and Jon McLaren speak at Cx Energy
Integration of renewable energy generation sources, cogeneration, energy storage systems and traditional backup generators, are increasing in importance, due to both decreasing costs and a renewed emphasis on resiliency and community microgrids. This presentation discusses how Owner’s Project Requirements and commissioning plans should be expanded to incorporate Distributed Energy Systems. View the presentation here.
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04/21/2018 – NWESI Sponsors SAME 2018 Technobowl in Seattle
SAME is the Society of American Military Engineers. They "promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public- and private-sector engineers and related professionals, and by developing future engineers through outreach and mentoring.
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