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What is Greenhouse all about? Anybody can share? 0 R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting Based on my research study, one of the definition of Greenhouse signify as such; "A greenhouse is a structure developed for growing plants in a controlled environment. These structures capture the incoming visible solar radiation and retain heat to provide a favorable environment for plant growth. Traditionally, majority of the greenhouses used soil as the base for growing plants. However, hydroponic or soil-less horticulture has recently started gaining popularity in the greenhouse industry. The smart greenhouse market is analyzed by different types and on the basis of technologies used. The type segments considered for the market estimation of smart greenhouses include hydroponic and non-hydroponic techniques." How about you? How these greenhouse affect our environment? Cheers! Ronald
by R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Why Do Controls Lead to Problem? 0 R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting Hi Colleagues! Just want to share on some instances, why do controls lead to PROBLEM? Some building operation and maintenance doesn't know the reality how  the operation malfunction especially for Air Conditioning System, thus, managing controls and settings to save energy are almost unknown and some say never mind, it's none of your business.Although it is simple, but nobody cares. Here we go, according to IOR ACHPI 31 Bulletin, the main cause are the followings; 1. Unqualified staff adjusting set points, time clocks and etc.. 2. Overlapping or duplicated control functions, 3. Lack of sufficient controls knowledge by the technician, 4. Lack of familiarity with system on which the technician was working, and 5. Inadequate energy monitoring. Based on  technical discussions arise the following possible solutions; 1. Allow engineer's to gain familiar with systems, 2. Monitor energy use to identify the potential for the biggest savings, 3. Apply a proper controls hierarchy, 4. Update controls should be fit for purpose, 5. Provide adequate controls training for engineers, 6. Take control away from store staff to an external expert bureau As a conclusion of technical discussions, thus, t is always worth taking extra care to understand how a control and the system which it controls interact and will be used as follows; 1. Read up on the system and consult any site manuals, 2. If necessary consider additional controls training available from suppliers, 3. Try wherever possible to eliminate unnecessary access to controls, and 4. Sped time educating the person on site who will be responsible for adjusting the controls. As we all know, that wasted energy from poor control of the system could be costing the clients from 30-40% of energy from their operation. So, what we can do is to ensure that the controls are set and managed properly. Thus, by gaining sufficient knowledge and take to apply it, surely you will be helping to reduce the energy demand and save the environment and our planet as well. So, be cautious! Cheers! Ronald
by R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Heat Recovery System 0 R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting Dear Colleague, From one of the insights, the application of Heat Recovery techniques can significantly reduce energy consumption, running costs and carbon emissions. That is TRUE, kindly have a look the link below and find out... http://www.icscoolenergy.com/heat-recovery-systems Cheers! Ronald
by R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting
Thursday, August 13, 2015
WELCOME YOU ALL!!! 0 R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting Dear Colleagues, As nominated by the PSME National Office to handle TG: Building and Hospitality, I welcome those who are interested in Building Services - Building and Hospitality to share their ideas, exchange of ideas and solving problems related in our practice. I am always available for any clarification or some help you may need to understand. Once again, thank you for joining the group and let us this group be successful. Cheers! Ronald
by R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Edmonton office building pushes energy use to net zero 0 R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting Dear Colleagues, See the link below on how it become ZERO Energy, amazing! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/property-report/taking-net-zero-energy-performance-to-the-office/article24139667/ Give some points or ideas how this building achieve a net-zero-energy. For your opinion... Cheers! Ronald
by R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Who are the "Sexist" Air Conditioning? 0 R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting Dear Colleagues,  Another Source where we can establish our room design temperature when we are doing design project through this link for your additional information. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11780469/Women-shiver-at-work-in-sexist-air-conditioning.html Relevant information can walk us through with our imagination. Cheers! Ronald
by R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Why Your Office May Be Too Hot or Cold? 0 R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting Hi Colleagues! Find out why our office may be too hot or cold, kindly refer to the link for the answer; http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/08/150803-gender-bias-affects-office-heating-cooling-temperatures/ hope that make sense... Cheers! Ronald 
by R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting
Tuesday, August 04, 2015