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Recent Projects

Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) Merit Reviews

We provided support for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) CPRG merit reviews.  We performed reviews of competitive grant applications submitted by states and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) under Phase 2 of the CPRG program.  Our staff served as technical and general reviewers.   They participated in review panels under the direction of a team leader for day-to-day technical activities and under the direction of the panel chair during submission, review, and finalization of the reviewers’ scores during the competition phase.  

Indian Health Service (IHS) Energy Audit Services

IHS hired us to conduct an ASHRAE Level III audit of Parker Indian Health Center (PIHC, Parker, Hospital), an 86,000 square feet facility, and develop energy conservation measure (ECM) recommendations.  We conducted an onsite assessment of the building including lighting, heating, cooling, building envelope, hot water heating, appliances, processes, controls and electrical systems.  We performed load calculations for each room in the entire building, and input data into Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) for existing building.  We calculated the Energy Use Intensity (EUI),  and current Energy Star Score to benchmark this data against energy use of similar buildings and systems.

We developed and submitted a report that defined the existing systems, provided heating and cooling load calculations, and included ECM recommendations for the different systems to maximize energy efficiency, including recommendations and options for a new, fully redundant cooling and heating system.   

Women Entrepreneurs in  STEM Research

We researched female entrepreneurs in STEM and STEM-adjacent industries (Women in STEM) for the National Women's Business Council (NWBC).  

As part of this research, we performed the following activities:

  • Conducted a literature survey to understand existing research

  • Examined the challenges facing Women in STEM

  •  Studied best practices for their success

  • Analyzed the impact of the pandemic on women entrepreneurs

  • Conducted an analysis of STEM businesses using U.S. Census data

  • Reviewed existing policies/programs that impact female STEM entrepreneurs

  • Developed policy recommendations

Past Projects

Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG) Energy Audits

In 2020, we conducted Energy Audits (EAs) that conformed to ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit standards for the OHARNG. The audits were performed at sixteen (16) designated facilities, together comprising approximately 1.046M square feet. We visited each site and developed a comprehensive report that examined key metrics and data for each audited facility, including descriptions of each building, its energy and water systems, and energy and water usage. We benchmarked each site with similar facilities, identified  ECMs, water conservation measures (WCMs) and developed an LCCA for each ECM/WCM to show the most cost-effective option amongst competing alternatives.

Army National Guard (ARNG) Sustainability Support

As the prime contractor, we were responsible for supporting the Army National Guard (“ARNG”) Directorate and state National Guards’ (“NGs”) sustainability efforts. This involved providing assistance for the development of a comprehensive program to effectively and efficiently implement Executive Orders (EOs) such as EO 13514 and EO 13693, Department of Defense (“DOD”), Army and ARNG policies and guidance and meet ARNG Readiness, Recruiting and Retention requirements. We provided assistance with ARNG sustainability initiatives and communication efforts onsite, through guidance on energy efficiency, renewable energy and waste minimization efforts at the National Guard Bureau (NGB) and state NG levels. 

NASA Economic Impact Analysis Services

We estimated the economic effects of NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) and Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) within their respective regions, the Commonwealth of Virginia and nationwide for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. This estimation supported LaRC in the development of the economic impact section for the 2016 and 2017 Annual Reports.

We analyzed six important questions to determine the economic impact of LaRC and WFF:
What is NASA field center LaRC’s economic impact nationwide?
What is LaRC’s impact statewide in Virginia?
What is LaRC’s impact regionally in the Hampton Roads area?
What is WFF’s impact nationwide and statewide in Virginia?
What is the combined impact of LaRC and WFF nationwide?
What is the combined impact of the two centers statewide?

To answer these questions, we requested data and information from NASA to estimate the direct, indirect, induced and total economic impacts of the two field centers. We modeled the spending information for the two centers in IMPLAN Online 2016 Version to estimate the economic and employment impacts of the LaRC nationwide, statewide and in Hampton Roads and the nationwide and statewide impact of WFF. We summed LaRC and WFF impacts to estimate the combined effects.