Project Update: Honor Credit Union has moved into its new operations facility

In early summer of this year, the Honor Credit Union held an open house to commemorate the opening of its new 38,200-square-foot operations facility in Berrien Springs, Michigan. This facility has unified the organization’s support teams in one central location, encouraging collaboration, teamwork, and efficiency throughout the company. As part of Collective Office’s design team,…

HVAC Systems: Controlling Noise and Vibration

Proper system design can mitigate noise and vibration levels from heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Meeting the sound expectations of building owners and occupants is important and can be particularly challenging when HVAC systems are located in close proximity to occupied spaces. In HVAC systems, vibrations are the source of the noise, and…

How Advanced Lighting Control Systems Can Save Energy and Reduce Costs

The U.S. Energy Information Administration notes that lighting is the largest user of electricity (39%) in an office building. Regulating lighting through advanced lighting control systems has the potential to pay big dividends and enhance energy-efficiency and building performance. Advanced lighting control systems house all lighting circuits in a space that runs into a central…

Managing Your Project in BIM: Best Practices

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is elevating the level of design and coordination in our industry by creating very efficient processes and superior collaboration among architects, engineers, and contractors. Currently, there are many software programs that provide BIM designing tools that can help all disciplines coordinate their needs and objectives throughout the life of the project.…

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RTM works with client to secure ComEd incentive program for data center

Efficient mechanical and electrical systems are instrumental in creating data center energy savings, which can use up to 200 times more energy per square foot than standard offices. To determine how efficient a current mission critical facility’s mechanical and electrical systems were, RTM Engineering Consultants was brought in by an existing client for an analysis.…