Authors: Robert Garra Jr., PE and Susan Johnson, PE, LEED AP

Held at the University of Maryland this past week, the Big Ten and Friends Mechanical and Energy Conference was a gathering of like-minded professionals talking about enriching operational efficiency of campus and university infrastructure.

This unique compilation of facilities operators, design professionals and equipment vendors offered unique perspectives, as they execute our engineering designs – and make them work. Interfacing with those that influence the campus system’s backbone, and the ones that aren’t often seen or heard from, was energizing. It reminded us there are so many building aspects (people, components, systems, etc.) that influence a university’s operating costs and, therefore, the amount of available capital.

Our building systems approach was reaffirmed within the many exemplars shared during the conference.

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