JAN
07
STEPHEN TURNER INC COMMISSIONS MIT'S FIRST AMMONIA CHILLER

The MIT W34 Johnson Ice Rink Chiller Replacement Project consisted of the demolition of the existing DX refrigerant brine chiller and the installation of an anhydrous ammonia refrigerant (R-717) brine chiller, ventilation system, and an ammonia detection system. Stephen Turner Inc. commissioned the new chiller, ventilation system, and ammonia detection system, wrote the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and documented the sequences of operation and setpoints for these systems. This ammonia chiller was the first of its kind at MIT.

DEC
30
STEPHEN TURNER AND GARY HEBNER EARN BCA, CCP CERTIFICATION

Stephen Turner, president of Stephen Turner Inc., and Gary Hebner, senior project manager and electrical lead, have earned Certified Commissioning Professional certification from the Building Commissioning Certification Board.
As the only two registered CCPs in the state of Rhode Island, the certification is an affirmation of their experience and expertise in executing all aspects of the commissioning process. CCP certification is the standard for commissioning providers, and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and recognized by the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Program.

NOV
16
FREE CODE COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE FROM STEPHEN TURNER INC.

Do you or your project team have questions about the energy code? Call 1-855-343-0105 to request free guidance from Stephen Turner Inc. As part of the Rhode Island Code Compliance Enhancement Initiative, Stephen Turner Inc. is working with CLEAResult to offer the Code Compliance Circuit Rider program. Call the hotline to submit your question and request a free site visit and written guidance to keep your project moving forward. For more information, visit ngrid.com/rienergycode

NOV
04
JOE WAGNER JOINS STEPHEN TURNER INC.

Stephen Turner Inc. is pleased to announce that Joe Wagner is joining our team. His combination of controls, envelope, and project management experience make him a natural fit on our portfolio of high-performance commissioning engagements. A vastly experienced contractor and builder, Joe’s expertise in historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and building envelope will enrich both the new building commissioning and retrocommissioning sides of our practice. Prior to owning and operating Providence Restoration Company, Joe designed and maintained production machines and software controls.

SEP
01
STEPHEN TURNER CONTRIBUTES TO VERTICAL CITIES PODCAST

Stephen Turner discusses the basics of building commissioning, why it's important to green building, and the future of sustainable building on Vertical City’s podcast. Listen: https://lnkd.in/ddWe66d. Vertical City interviews experts in architecture, urban planning, energy, agriculture and ecology to promote and develop solutions of sustainable living. They promote Vertical Cities that can save energy, support our growing population and preserve our land for food production, nature and recreation. Learn more at verticalcity.org.

AUG
25
STEPHEN TURNER INC. LEADS CODE TRAINING AND URI BUILDING TOUR

Stephen Turner Inc. provided training on changes in the 2016 RI Energy Conservation Code and offered a tour of the just-completed 134,600 square foot URI chemistry building. The tour was part of the Rhode Island Code Compliance Enhancement Initiative, and with support from National Grid and CLEAResult, Approximately fifty people attended the training, which focused on building envelope and lighting and lighting controls, the areas of least compliance in Rhode Island. The tour highlighted the URI project team’s solutions to those issues, including daylighting strategies and wall assembly types, as well as the creative HVAC solutions required by a laboratory building of this size.

AUG
01
RI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AWARDS MPA TO STEPHEN TURNER INC.

The Rhode Island Department of Education has awarded a Master Purchasing Agreement for commissioning services to Stephen Turner Inc. Granted after the state’s RFQ process, the contract extends Stephen Turner Inc.’s position as an approved commissioning provider for Rhode Island public school projects for an additional two years and streamlines sourcing of commissioning services for school districts. Having commissioned more than 20 RIDE projects in recent years, Stephen Turner Inc. has developed significant expertise in RIDE and NE-CHPS commissioning requirements. We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue investing in our communities and the future of our children.

JUN
15
CAMBRIDGE AWARDS STEPHEN TURNER INC. KING OPEN PHASE 2 CONTRACT

The City of Cambridge has awarded the contract for the design, construction, turnover, and maintenance phases of the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School and Community Complex project to Stephen Turner Inc. Having provided commissioning services for the feasibility and pre-design phases, we are grateful to continue working on this important and exciting project. Award on this Net Zero project, combined with the recent award of the city’s House Doctor contract, underline the effectiveness of our commissioning approach and the impact of commissioning on project success as a whole.

JUN
01
CAMBRIDGE AWARDS STEPHEN TURNER INC. HOUSE DOCTOR CONTRACT

After a rigorous proposal and interview process, the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, awarded their Commissioning House Doctor contract to Stephen Turner Inc. The contract will enable the city to sole-source commissioning services from Stephen Turner Inc. for up to three years. Fourteen other firms submitted proposals under the RFQ, included several multinational construction and engineering heavyweights. The city’s award validates our approach, experience, and quality of work, and inspires us to continue striving to provide the highest standard of commissioning to our clients.

MAY
12
STEPHEN TURNER VISITS RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN ADAPTIVE REUSE STUDENTS

Stephen Turner, President of Stephen Turner Inc., delivered a guest lecture to candidates for a Master of Arts in Adaptive Reuse at RISD. Using building energy use statistics as a backdrop, Stephen argued for a life cycle view of building design and maintenance practices, and offered some case studies of systems that support continuing maintenance practices. The RISD Adaptive Reuse program, with its emphasis on sustainable design, dovetails nicely with commissioning as practiced by Stephen Turner Inc. Applying our extensive project experience in the academic context helps the students consider real-life opportunities and helps us step back to refine our philosophy. We welcome the chance to speak to and with the next generation of building professionals.

APR
26
STEPHEN TURNER INC. TRAINS MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPERS

Stephen Turner and Nate Taylor offered a training module as part of the Financing and Planning Tools for Green Building program. Organized by the Connecticut Housing Coalition Community Developers Network, the professional development opportunity engaged experts to train two dozen developers, contractors, and other multifamily housing professionals on the keys to a successful green project. Stephen and Nate’s presentation, entitled Integrated Decision-Making for Success, sketched a variety of integrated project approaches, discussed commissioning as a useful option, and culminated with a mock Owner’s Project Requirements workshop to demonstrate a goal-setting technique that can drive decisions throughout the project.

FEB
12
KC HARDING AND NATE TAYLOR COMPLETE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COMMISSIONING COURSE

KC Harding and Nate Taylor have received certificates of completion for the course Leading the Commissioning Process: Step-by-Step Strategies for New Construction Projects, offered through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The course is facilitated by the University’s Department of Engineering, and is team-taught by industry leaders, including our firm’s own Stephen Turner. The course blends hands-on practice exercises with presentations on effective communication and documentation development.

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SEP
01
AMANDA HARDING EARNS LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAl, OPERATIONs aND MAINTENANCE (AP O+M)

Congratulations to Project Manager Amanda Harding for earning her LEED AP O+M credential! Her focus on sustainable operations and maintenance principles and practices fills a vital niche on the Stephen Turner Inc. team, where she shares her expertise on turnover phase and ongoing commissioning, and works to implement continuous commissioning wherever possible.

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AUG
31
STEPHEN TURNER PRESENTS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MULTIFAMILY AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT CONN-NAHRO ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Stephen Turner joined the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials as a panelist at their annual conference.

Stephen discussed the necessity of measurement and verification in achieving energy efficiency in multifamily housing, as well as technical resources for NAHRO members, the effectiveness of the recommissioning process, and the benefits of preventive maintenance.

JUN
17
MARIE BOZEMAN AND DYLAN MYERS COMPLETE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COMMISSIONING COURSE

Marie Bozeman and Dylan Myers received certificates of completion for the course, Leading the Commissioning Process: Step-by-Step Strategies for New Construction Projects from University of Wisconsin-Madison. The course is facilitated by the University’s Department of Engineering, and is taught by various industry leaders; including the firm’s own Stephen Turner. Learning objectives include a comprehensive understanding of the commissioning process as well as how to implement successful leadership strategies.

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MAY
19
JAYME ALLARD PRESENTS COMMISSIONInG FOR ASSET MANAGEMENT, NCBC

Jayme Allard discussed successful capital equipment replacement planning as an integral part of recommissioning strategies at the BCA 23rd National Conference for Building Commissioning (NCBC) 2015. This presentation highlights the importance of strategic planning methods that can be implemented by commissioning providers to inform the owners and support long-term budgeting requirements related to major equipment replacements.

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MAY
01
STEPHEN TURNER INC. ANNOUNCES NEW WORK FOR MOSES BROWN'S NEW WOODMAN COMMUNITY & PERFORMANCE CENTER PROJECT

Stephen Turner Inc. is excited to jump into one of our most recently awarded commissioning projects located right in our backyard. We are grateful to be a part of the Moses Brown campus master plan and provide our services for the new Woodman Community & Performance Center and renovation of the Walter Jones Library. This new community and performance facility is being designed to qualify for LEED Silver certification and have allocated funds dedicated to increasing the sustainability and performance of the project. The project will seek to provide superior indoor environmental quality for this new innovation hub for the students.

APR
07
STEPHEN TURNER INC. SELECTED AS COMMISSIONING AUTHORITY FOR JWU NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING

Stephen Turner Inc. was brought on board early in the design stage and has been able to provide valuable input into the design process. The project team has now completed the construction plans for the new academic building and recently held their construction kickoff meeting at Dimeo Construction Company headquarters.

This new facility will serve as home to JWU’s School of Engineering & Design and the College of Arts & Science’s new biology program. The 60,000-square-foot building will be designed to meet LEED vertification and is scheduled to be completed in July 2016.

DEC
01
Brown University Building for Environmental Research & Teaching (BErt) Technical Tour

As a partner with National Grid’s Code Compliance Enhancement Initiative, Stephen Turner Inc. will lead a tour of Brown University's BERT project. The project included complete renovation of the existing 55,000 sf, four-story, Hunter Lab building. The project is predicted to reduce annual site energy by more than 25%. Energy efficiency measures include interior spray foam insulation, HVAC energy recovery, chilled beam, radiant heat, reduced light power densities, and automatic occupancy & daylight dimming controls. AIA and code official education credits are available for this tour.

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NOV
11
STEPHEN TURNER INC. CELEBRATES 5 YEARS OF BUSINESS

Stephen Turner Inc. is proud to annouce its five year anniversary.
This milestone exemplifies the dedication of our team and the trust our clients. With sincere appreciation for making our progress possible, Stephen Turner Inc. invites all clients, colleagues and coworkers to celebrate this coming Friday.

November 14th, 2014 from 3PM to 6PM at our office.

Light refreshments will be served, all are welcome.

AUG
01
STEPHEN TURNER INC. approved for Energy Management consulting MPA

Stephen Turner Inc. has been approved as a qualified vendor for the new Rhode Island Master Price Agreement (MPA-488) to provide Energy Management Consulting services for state and municipal schools & public buildings.
This MPA will allow public agencies to easily procure energy management and master planning services on an as-needed basis to address substantial energy efficiency opportunities pertaining to HVAC, lighting, and building enclosure systems.

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JUL
15
AMANDA HARDING ACHEIVES LEED-GA

Stephen Turner Inc. is proud to announce that Amanda Harding earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED-GA) accreditation from the Building Certification Institute (GCBI).
Amanda's background in Interior Architecture and passion for sustainable design give her a firm grasp on the commissioning process as it is related to LEED's initiatives.

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JUN
06
Green Buildings Act Compliance Comparison

Stephen Turner Inc. presented an overview and comparative analysis of the compliance options offered under Rhode Island’s Green Buildings Act to public project stakeholders. This presenation was the latest in a series of educational presentations Stephen Turner Inc. has presented since 2012 as part of our work with the IgCC subcommittee of Rhode Island's Green Buildings Advisory Council.

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MAY
01
Walking the Walk with upgraded office HVAC controls

Stephen Turner Inc. has invested in new self-optimizing zone thermostats for the office to improve employee thermal comfort while reducing the company’s energy use and carbon footprint. The new thermostats are anticipated to reduce the annual site energy use of controlled systems by 15%. Check back in next year for verified results

APR
16
Stephen Turner is Re-appointed to ISO Position

Stephen Turner has been reappointed as Chair of ISO Technical Committee 205 Building Environment Design for the 2014-2016 period. Founded in 1947, the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards

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MAR
11
Stephen Turner Presents at Rhode Island School of Design

Stephen Turner returns to Rhode Island School of Design to discus sustainability and building design.

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FEB
28
New Website Launch

Stephen Turner Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. The site is designed to provide information to our clientelle and focuses on our extensive experience in our four main commissioning market sectors, K-12 schools, Universities, Municipal buildings, and Dormitory/Multi-Family Apartment Complexes.

JAN
22
NE-CHPS 3.0 Leadership

Christopher Armstrong participates in leadership group development and review of public comment for version 3 of the Northeast Collaborative for High Performance Schools protocol (NE-CHPS v3.0). Compliance with NE-CHPS is required for most public school construction and renovation in Rhode Island.

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DEC
29
happy holidays

Seasons Greetings from Stephen Turner Inc.
Here’s to a great year and many more to come.

NOV
15
IgCC 2012 Leadership

IgCC Subcommittee chaired by Christopher Armstrong completes recommended Rhode Island amendments to the International Green Construction Code v2012 (IgCC) for use under the Rhode Island Green Buildings Act (RIGL 37-24-5).

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NOV
01
we're expanding

To meet the needs of our growing team Stephen Turner Inc. has
expanded onto the first floor of 317 Hope Street.

NOV
08
Stephen and Christopher present at AIARI

Christopher Armstrong and Stephen Turner present the basics of the
Commisisoning process to the Rhode Island design community.

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OCT
02
STEPHEN TURNER SERVES ON THE BOARD FOR THE NET ZERO PANEL

Stephen Turner serves on the panel of experts for the NetZero Cambridge
Panel.

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SEP
03
WELCOME ALDEN

Alden got his Bachelor of Science at URI, his technical background and
goal-oriented perspective make him a great fit for Stephen Turner Inc.

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AUG
11
WELCOME ABOARD, AMANDA

Amanda has recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with
a degree in interior architecture. She has exceled as our IT guru and her
postive, driven work ethic to our team is a great contribution to our team.

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JUL
01
STEPHEN AND CHRISTOPHER PRESENT AT THE IGCC

Stephen Turner and Christopher Mathurin provide a comprehesnive day
long training seminar on Rhode Island’s use of the Internatinal Green
Construction Code.

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JUN
15
TAYLOR PHELPS JOINS THE TEAM

Stephen Turner Inc. welcomes Taylor Phelps to the team. As a recent
graduate from Plymouth State University, her degree in SocioCultural
Psychology has contributed greatly to her start at Stephen Turner Inc.

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MAR
06
WELCOME JUDITH BARLOW

Stephen Turner Inc. is proud to welcome Judith Barlow to the team;
her background in sustainable building practice in addition to her
administrative know-how make her foundational to our firm.

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NOV
09
WELCOME, CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG

Christopher Armstrong joins the team. Chris has over 14 years of broad
experience in deisgn and construction in addition to being an active
member of the RI architecutre & design community.

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AUG
11
WHAT’S NEW IN ASHRAE’S STANDARD ON COMFORT - ITALIAN TRANSLATION

Stephen Turner’s, What’s New in ASHRAE’s Standard on Comfort, is
translated into Italian for distribution overseas.

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JUN
01
GARY HEBNER JOINS THE RANKS

As a master electrician, Gary Hebner has over 40 years experience in
electrical and communications wiring.

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