The Ecological Engineer - Glumac

 
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Entering the second decade of the 21st Century, it is clear that the successful advancement of sustainable design offers a powerful means for transforming the built environment. Visionary design practitioners play pivotal roles applying their extensive knowledge, skills and insight with resolve to many of the political, economic, cultural and environmental challenges of our time.

The Ecological Engineer: Glumac is the second book in a series that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the pioneering work of one of North America s leading MEP sustainable design firms. For forty years, Glumac has redefined integrated project delivery and energy efficiency for some of the most iconic high-performance buildings in the world. Today its engineers are charting new territory with innovative strategies for air, water, light, comfort and energy that continue to push the boundaries of green architecture.

Now, for the first time, The Ecological Engineer: Glumac offers a comprehensive look at the unique projects, processes and personalities behind the success of this award-winning firm.

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About the Author:

DAVID R. MACAULAY is a Staff Writer for Ecotone Publishing, author of Integrated Design - MITHUN (2008) and co-author of The Ecological Engineer - KEEN Engineering (2005). A writer and marketing professional for more than twenty-five years, he has served as editor of three trade and technical magazines, managed communications for a national facilities engineering society, and written or edited hundreds of articles on sustainable design/green architecture for national publications. An active member of the U.S. Green Building Council, he is also the co-founder of Historic Green, an initiative to explore and apply the concepts of sustainable preservation in New Orleans and elsewhere.

David lives in Roeland Park, Kansas with his wife Lanie and children Eli and Susannah. In his spare time he enjoys Kansas City jazz, eco-travel, and yes still working on a novel.

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Innovative engineering comes from broad thinking, informed opinions and exceptional collaboration with the client, architect and contractor. The engineers at Glumac exemplify this skill set. --Ken Lewis, President, AC Martin Partners Inc.

Fifteen years ago, when we first started developing highly sustainable buildings along with our key industry partners such as Glumac, we thought it was great to develop LEED Silver or Gold buildings. Then we thought it was exciting to develop LEED Platinum buildings. However, today with the help of Glumac, we are totally focused on Net Zero, distributed infrastructure, Eco Districts and how to enable our building occupants to truly live, work and learn in a much more sustainable fashion. Through our joint efforts to continuously innovate and explore the latest options, I am confident that we will attain our sustainability initiatives faster than we ever dreamed. --Mark Edlen, CEO, Gerding Edlen

Glumac is an impressive company of talented engineers who constantly work on innovative projects with passion and intelligence. I have always appreciated their approach to finding the best high-performance solutions that simply work well. This book explores many key ideas, principles and projects that can teach engineers and architects alike. --Jason F. McLennan, CEO, International Living Future Institute

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