April 6, 2017 | 10:55am
Solar outside air preheating, or solar preheat, is not a new technology. Yet, when combined with high-performance systems it can boost a building’s energy efficiency significantly. Ashley-McGraw Architecture and Pathfinder’s engineering design for the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator in Downtown Binghamton, NY, has proven this! This project integrates the building’s facade with the HVAC system to enhance energy performance.
The three-story, 35,000 sq. ft. facility provides wet labs with fumehoods and shared facilities for start-up companies. And, in addition to energy recovery wheels in the air handling units and a high-efficiency geosource heat pump/boiler hybrid system, our whole-building … Read More.
January 24, 2017 | 10:47am
James Feeley, PE, LEED AP, has joined Pathfinder Engineers & Architects as a Project Manager and Senior Mechanical Engineer.
Mr. Feeley will manage projects for the firm’s higher education, advanced manufacturing clients and other clients, as well as mentor engineers and designers.
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada. Mr. Feeley has a Master of Business Administration from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester and a bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air … Read More.
January 19, 2017 | 12:22pm
Pathfinder has been selected for a new NYSERDA program that focuses on commercial tenant office spaces. It cost cost-shares the development of energy efficiency packages through building modeling. Pathfinder is also an Energy Modeling Partner with NYSERDA's New Construction Program and a FlexTech provider.
Commercial Tenant Program: A custom energy package tailored to the unique needs and requirements of a tenant.
- NYSERDA will provide 50% of the cost of developing this package from the onset.
- Tenants moving into a new construction building who are not eligible to participate in the New Construction Progran can be considered for the Commercial Tenant Program.
Building Package for Standard Tenant … Read More.
January 17, 2017 | 10:45am
David Poletti has joined Pathfinder as a Senior Commissioning Agent. Pathfinder’s specialized Commissioning Department helps ensure that new buildings, those experience renovations and buildings that need fine tuning of energy consuming systems are fully functional and optimized per the intent of the engineering design. Mr. Poletti brings more than 40 years of experience including design, sales and service of HVAC and controls systems.
January 3, 2017 | 11:13am
Nicholas Pegoli and Brian Smith have joined Pathfinder Engineers & Architects as Mechanical Engineers.
Smith, a recent graduate of Virginia Tech, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is Lean Manufacturing Green Belt Certified.
Pegoli is a recent graduate of the University of Rochester, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In April, he was the recipient of the University's Helmut Waymann Prize in recognition if his insight, integrity and skill in engineering experimentation.