5 tips for better academic space utilization

IMEG Technology Designer of Distinction Davin Huston delivers high-performance environments using innovative strategies for acoustics, audio/video systems, and control systems. Davin has years of experience in IT integration, acoustics, and audio/video design, and was a professor Purdue University for 12 years. Do your academic spaces sometimes look like this photo? Academic space utilization assessments are

Four things to know about firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS)

Cities across the country are starting to require Firefighter Air Replenishment Systems (FARS) in new high-rise and large commercial buildings to help firefighters battle fires and improve life safety. Here are four things to know: FARS are similar to water standpipes that deliver water for firefighting. FARS use building-installed pipes to deliver breathable air to

IMEG sustainability director: ‘Little changes can make tangible impacts’

Adam McMillen is IMEG’s National Director of Sustainability. Adam talks about his goals, industry challenges, and his bucket list in the following Q&A.  Describe your goals as IMEG’s National Director of Sustainability.  My goal is to scale IMEG’s sustainability impact across the country. Given our increasing size and the number of high-impact projects, small changes

I2SL’s new program to generate lab decarbonization benchmarks

By Brian Billman and Brandon Fortier  With U.S. lab CO2 emissions coming in at around 40 million metric tons per year, the science and technology industry is in need of benchmarking data to track emissions and begin lowering its CO2 output. The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) is taking on the task with its

Phius leader keen on passive building’s role in decarbonization (Podcast included)

Kat Klingenberg, executive director and co-founder of the non-profit organization Phius, talks about the history and current state of passive building in the latest episode of the IMEG podcast, The Future Built Smarter. “Passive building principles are not rocket science,” she says. “We’re talking about continuous insulation, airtight construction, no thermal bridging in the envelope,

Q&A with ‘housing champion’ Sylke Knuppel

IMEG’s Sylke Knuppel, PE, MRED, is a self-proclaimed housing champion, dedicating her career to working with land entitlements and development. Recently named the 2024 President of the Maryland Building Industry Association, Sylke is passionate about advocating for and facilitating diverse housing solutions. In this Q&A, Sylke, a Project Executive based in Lanham, Maryland, talks about

Power in numbers: IMEG offices rally behind firm’s sustainability plan (Podcasts included)

IMEG’s refreshed corporate Sustainability Plan is examined in a series of episodes on the firm’s podcast, The Future Built Smarter. Key aspects of the initiative are discussed in the first episode by Adam McMillen, director of sustainability, and Taylor Gawthorp-Cruse, senior sustainability and energy consultant. Designed to integrate environmentally friendly practices at the firm’s offices,