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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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07/27/2018 – Incorporating Distributed Energy Generation Projects into Whole Building Commissioning
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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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Other Resources

A Surprise to Analysts: Less CHP in Microgrids, More Solar October 18, 2018 By Lisa Cohn
Combined heat and power (CHP) provides year-round baseload energy in microgrids — something renewable resources don’t do. Yet solar PV now overshadows CHP in planned microgrid projects, according to a new microgrid database by ICF. Read entire article...
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Energy Efficiency Jobs in America, by E4 The Future
2.25 Million Americans Work in Energy Efficiency: "This report focuses solely on the energy sector of the economy such as jobs in retail trade, vehicle efficiency-related work. Energy efficiency added the most new jobs in 2017 of the entire energy sector. Its workers now outnumber elementary and middle school teachers and are nearly double those in U.S. law enforcement. In fact, there are now as many energy efficiency workers as there are waitstaff in U.S. bars and restaurants."
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Create a Female-friendly Culture in Construction, Author: Annalisa Enrile and Oliver Ritchie
Governments are creating incentives for women in nontraditional fields, which includes construction. Getting in the door is only the beginning. What happens once women are hired? Companies are becoming more aware that they have to be accountable for their workplace environments.
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Green HVACR Magazine: What’s so scary about T-REC’s? Author: Tom Prevish
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Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
NorthWest Engineering Service, Inc. meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. This Corporate Social Responsibility Policy applies to all NWESI divisions and regional offices. These standards must also be factored into NWESI’s choices of business partners, subcontractors, and suppliers. Corporate responsibility encompasses: Environmental Sustainability, Diversity in the Workplace, Community Involvement and Employee Health and Wellness.
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HVAC Building Tune-Up
Performance issues with equipment? Ongoing complaints from occupants? Indoor air quality issues? Higher than expected energy use? Regulatory compliance issues? System capacity expansion? Talk to NWESI about our HVAC Tune-Up service and get these concerns resolved.
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Value of Commissioning, Author: Evan Mills Ph.D
The aim of commissioning new buildings is to ensure that they deliver, if not exceed, the performance and energy savings promised by their design. When applied to existing buildings, commissioning identifies the almost inevitable “drift” from where things should be and puts the building back on course. In both contexts, commissioning is a systematic, forensic approach to quality assurance, rather than a technology...
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