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On Being an Engineer: A parody on experts attempting to meet unrealistic expectations

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an engineer on a project design team? This is exactly what it is like when dealing with individuals who focus on the wrong things and ignore basic principles. You want an origami glass building to be energy efficient, maintenance free and comfortable and earn platinum ratings in your favourite building program all on a "built to code" don't say?

Avoid becoming an actor in your own building parody by doing your homework - learn about indoor environmental quality and what it takes to design and budget for healthy energy efficient buildings. (credit to Allison A. Bailes III, PhD from Energy Vanguard for sailing this past our radar screen).

When it comes to communicating the practicalities of engineering energy efficient buildings with acceptable indoor environmental quality, "It’s as if we’re a screwdriver in a world where people don’t quite understand screws."
(credit to R. Hoffman, Linked-In co-founder for the quote"

Suggested Reading

Budgeting: Indoor Climates
Budgeting: Design Services
Building Efficiency Categories
Built to Code: Means what?
Comfort: A Condition of Mind
Design: Before You Start
Design: Sample Residential
Design: Sample Schematics
Engineers: Do I Need One?
Engineers: Residential Fees
Health and HVAC systems
Human Factors
Human Thermal Plume
Humidity & the Environment
HVAC & Energy Efficiency
HVAC Does Not Equal IEQ

IEQ and Energy
IEQ and Health
IEQ and Productivity
IEQ Research
IEQ Self Assessment Form
Indoor climate system scores
Paying for Downgrades
Six Rules for Designers
Thermal Comfort
Thermal Comfort Calculator
Thermal Comfort & IAQ
Thermal Comfort: Endocrine
Thermal Comfort: Perspective
Thermal Comfort Survey Part I
Thermal Comfort Survey Part II
Thermal Manikins: Research


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