Combined Heat and Power

by Jay Stech, PE

A Combine Heat and Power (CHP) unit, also known as
Cogeneration, is a fairly straightforward concept.  Simply put, it is the joint production of
electrical power and the resulting thermal energy from a single source of
fuel.  Most of us use this concept every day
without much thought.  A standard
automobile uses this exact process.  […]

By |March 30th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Griffith Engineering’s New Energy Space

by John Nott, PE, CEM, CMVP, BEMP

When we designed our recent office expansion to house the energy team staff, we wanted a design that was modern, welcoming, but unquestionably for engineers.  One of the ways we wanted to bring out the “engineer” feel to the space design was to choose photography from our projects […]

By |December 9th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

How Modern Design and CPTED Have Adapted to the New Face of Crime



Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) began as a hypothesis that the physical environment influenced human behavior, more specifically criminal behavior. As CPTED principles were incorporated into architectural designs, verified and improved, the theoretical concept of CPTED was formed.

CPTED is said to have originated by criminologist C. Ray […]

By |October 17th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

School Violence and the Evolution of K-12 Security

Many of us can remember a time when school security meant remembering to close the classroom door when you left for the day. This was a time when the front doors stood open all day and anyone could walk into the building unannounced to walk the halls and observe […]

By |April 4th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

Obtaining an Accurate Energy Model for Your Building

A senior engineer for a large national property owner recently asked me about the accuracy of energy modeling while mentioning his team’s uneasiness with trusting energy model results. As a long time modeler, I find this a disheartening, but not uncommon question and sentiment. But there are steps that can be taken to significantly […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Articles|0 Comments