Five Ways to Realize Energy Savings

Five Ways to Realize Energy Savings

During the winter months, many businesses and schools may experience peak utility bills and overall energy usage as building systems work to keep up with the demands of heating and proper temperature control. Old heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can often be the root cause of poor energy utilization, as well as outdated lighting components and fixtures, damaged or broken window seals, and aging building structures that have not been maintained. No matter the reason, it’s important for business owners and facility managers to take time to explore ways to reduce energy usage and address issues to help increase the comfort levels of building occupants while also reducing financial expenses. In recognition of Cut Your Energy Costs Day, our team of professionals at Reynolds Energy Solutions offer five ways that businesses and school districts can reduce their overall energy consumption and usage while also reducing their carbon footprint and operating expenses. Switch to Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions It is estimated that close to 40% of all energy usage of a building can be attributed to lighting costs. Businesses and school districts can drastically reduce their usage by installing energy efficient lighting solutions such as halogen incandescent, CFL, and […]

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Friday Night Brights – Lighting Your Stadium to Improve Efficiency and the Spectator Experience

John Hayden, PE, CEM, CSDP The smell of leaves. The sound of the referee’s whistle. The sight of your school’s football team…cast in shadows and uneven lighting. Don’t let a low-quality lighting system ruin the fun fall tradition of Friday night lights! If your school district’s Friday night football games are being played under the same lighting system that was there when the stadium was installed 10 or more years ago, it’s time to consider a system replacement. An old and inefficient lighting system may not just be robbing spectators of a nicely lit game experience; it could also be robbing your budget of unnecessarily high utility and maintenance monies. Mt. Pleasant Area School District offers an example of a lighting replacement project that was installed quickly and is already providing a healthy return on investment. The district kicked off its project in June 2018 with the goal of lighting the first home football game on August 31. The work included replacing the high mast lights and running new power and control wiring from the stadium’s main distribution panel to the new poles. The new Musco Lighting system included glare-free LED lights and digital lighting controls with smart phone application […]

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Reynolds to Provide Preconstruction Services for New Harrisburg University Building

Harrisburg, PA – Reynolds will provide preconstruction services for Harrisburg University’s new 19-story, $100+ million academic tower, contributing to the growth of downtown Harrisburg. Reynolds joins The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and architect Stantec on the preconstruction team. The space will house classrooms and labs to support increased demand for health science, advanced manufacturing, and interactive media programs, as well as some hospitality tenants. The new tower will provide educational space for an additional 1,000 students. Construction is planned to start in 2019, with occupancy anticipated for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. “Reynolds is proud to partner with Harrisburg University once again to change the Harrisburg skyline,” said David Angle, CEO of Reynolds. “This is an exciting project that will positively impact the area’s economic revitalization.” Reynolds was the construction manager on the university’s current 16-story, $66 million academic tower, which opened in 2009. Reynolds also managed the fit-out of space in Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts for the university’s new esports training facility earlier this year. About Reynolds With 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Reynolds is a full-service building solutions provider with a wide array of service offerings to our clients, including construction, […]

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Building the Future: Inspiring the Next Generation of Construction Professionals through Education

By Mike Arnold, CCCA, CFM, LEED AP The construction industry is booming now, and with it there is a shortage of workers in the construction trades as well construction professional positions. This shortage can have a negative impact on the quality, cost, and duration of building projects. One way to combat this situation is to engage the generation that will greatly influence the industry’s success: high school students on the cusp of making career decisions. That was the impetus behind the development of Reynolds’ student education program, which uses active school construction projects as the centerpiece of its educational component. This year, Reynolds introduced the program to three Pennsylvania school districts where Reynolds is managing new construction or addition/renovation projects: Altoona Area (new high school), Peters Township (new high school), and Cornwall-Lebanon (elementary school addition/renovation). Sessions at several other districts with active projects are planned in upcoming months. The sessions consist of a presentation followed by a tour of the project in construction. Some of the elements included in the sessions are: Introduction to the Design/Construction Industry – Although building construction is a large sector of the construction industry, there are many other sectors to consider, such as bridge and […]

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Reynolds Restoration Services Elkridge Office Relocates

Elkridge, MD — Reynolds Restoration Services’ Elkridge, Maryland, office and warehouse have moved to a new building to support its quickly growing business. The new location doubles the amount of space from which Reynolds Restoration can provide fire, flood, and storm emergency restoration and reconstruction services. Reynolds Restoration has had a greater DC metro presence since mid-2015, where revenue has grown exponentially in the last three years. In its new space, the company will have more shared space for staff collaboration and a larger warehouse for cleaning and storage to accommodate a growing number of residential and commercial clients. “We may have just moved a few doors down from our old address, but this change of location enhances our ability to provide an elevated level of service to our clients,” said Anthony Worrall, president of Reynolds Restoration. New Elkridge office address: 7395 Washington Boulevard Suite 101 Elkridge, MD 21075 The phone number remains the same: 888.277.8280. About Reynolds Restoration Services Reynolds Restoration Services is the premier disaster restoration and reconstruction company in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland service areas. Our qualified and dedicated staff are always on call to respond to fire, smoke, water, mold, and wind damage. […]

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Spahr Promoted to Executive Vice President of Reynolds

Harrisburg, PA – With more than 24 years of service to Reynolds, Damion Spahr has been promoted to executive vice president in recognition of his substantial contributions to the continued growth of the company. In this role, he will combine his deep understanding of the challenges facing his clients and the project delivery methods that will help them overcome those challenges. Since joining Reynolds in 1994, Spahr has served as a project executive, program manager, director of business development, and vice president. He established the company’s King of Prussia office and has been responsible for both sales and nurturing the development of many key clients throughout Pennsylvania. “With every position, Damion has earned respect in the industry, and for many of Reynolds’ largest and longest standing clients, he is the face of Reynolds,” said David Angle, CEO of Reynolds. “His knowledge and reputation in the marketplace are very strong, and owners, architects, and engineers throughout the state regard him as an expert in the K-12 marketplace for all forms of project delivery.” Based in Harrisburg, Spahr holds a bachelor of architectural engineering with a construction management concentration from The Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the Construction Management […]

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Reynolds Restoration Services Promotes Malehorn

Harrisburg, PA — Reynolds Restoration Services has promoted Steven Malehorn to emergency services field supervisor. In his new role, Malehorn will oversee all emergency service projects in the Harrisburg service area and will bridge gaps between field and administrative staff to ensure quality and client satisfaction. “Steve joined Reynolds Restoration over two years ago, and from the start has proven himself as a team-focused employee whose participation in mitigation projects has exceeded expectations,” said Reynolds Restoration president Anthony Worrall. “Steve prides himself on a job well done, and his responsiveness to clients is second to none.” Malehorn has been in the restoration industry for 15 years. He is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification in water damage restoration. He previously served as a Restoration Technician. About Reynolds Restoration Services Reynolds Restoration Services is the premier disaster restoration and reconstruction company in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland service areas. Our qualified and dedicated staff are always on call to respond to fire, smoke, water, mold, and wind damage. With over 12 years of experience in the emergency restoration industry, Reynolds Restoration Services is a division of Reynolds, a full-service building solutions provider offering construction, construction […]

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Reynolds Restoration Services Promotes Davis and Freeman

Harrisburg, PA — Reynolds Restoration Services has promoted Steve Davis to emergency services manager and Brittan Freeman to assistant project manager. In his new role as emergency services manager, Davis will coordinate resources, equipment, and training for emergency projects in the Harrisburg service area. Since he began his career with Reynolds in 2005, Davis has served as a carpenter, foreman, and project manager/estimator. He has more than 15 years of experience and is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification as a Water Damage Restoration Technician. “Steve’s extensive knowledge of emergency service requirements, estimation, and customer relationships make him a natural fit for the emergency services manager role, and we’re pleased to acknowledge his leadership and growth,” said Anthony Worrall, president of Reynolds Restoration Services. As assistant project manager, Freeman will manage the reconstruction of residential and commercial projects within the Harrisburg service area. He has been in the restoration industry for 12 years. He is certified in CPR, OSHA 30-hour Construction Training, and as a Certified Lead Renovator. He previously served Reynolds as a carpenter and assistant superintendent. “Since joining Reynolds in 2016, Britt has quickly proven his carpentry and leadership abilities,” Worrall said. “His positive […]

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Reynolds Completes Renovations to Forge Road Elementary School

(Harrisburg, PA) – Renovations to Forge Road Elementary School in the Palmyra Area School District wrapped up just in time for the new school year. Between April and August 2018, Reynolds served as the contractor to replace the ceilings and floors, classroom cabinetry, lighting, windows, kitchen equipment, and heating and cooling systems. “This renovation is a commitment to stewardship of our environmental and financial resources,” said Darcy Brenner-Smith, the district’s Director of Business Affairs. “The design-build process allowed us to recycle what we already had while incorporating efficient equipment that will improve the learning environment for our students and staff.” District colors of orange and black were incorporated into the floor tiles and a large new mural covers a freshly painted wall to boost school spirit. The character of the 60-year-old building’s brick walls remains, but the hallways and classrooms are brighter, healthier, and more energy efficient thanks to three new natural gas boilers and fresh air ventilators that improve air quality. For its new equipment, the district received a utility rebate check for almost $19,000 and is expected to save more than $4,600 annually on heating and cooling costs for the school. In addition to the $6 million project […]

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Reynolds Gets in the Game

This past weekend, September 21-22, 2018, gamers from 20 colleges across the country gathered in downtown Harrisburg to compete their way to esports victory. HUE Festival, the largest collegiate esports competition to date, took place in several of Whitaker Center’s state-of-the-art facilities–including the 200-seat Select Medical Digital Cinema, Discovery Lab classrooms, and the newest practice suite built by Reynolds. In April of 2018, Reynolds was selected by the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to provide construction management services for the construction of the new Esports Practice Suite. This eye-catching space is nothing short of a gamer’s paradise. The suite, located on the basement level of Whitaker Center, features 30 playing stations grouped in pairs of 2, 4, and 6 that sit on a raised floor with LED backlight behind the step up. There is a center meeting table that sits up to 20 people, as wells as a coach’s office and a gamer’s lounge. The most important feature, however, is the technology that powers the room. Reynolds installed state-of-the-art hydrocooled computers and 17 connected displays that can work independently or sync’d together to create a single 24’x9′ screen that stretches the width of the wall. Completed, this practice suite is […]

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