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Imagine this: a new facility has just been handed over to its staff. Every system and asset has been carefully optimized. All inspections were passed. It …

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Posted on 2017.06.27 The Power of Commissioning: Save More Energy Without LEED

Since it’s introduction in 1994, LEED certification has become practically synonymous with energy efficiency. It’s widespread and much of the general public recognizes it, but, …

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Posted on 2017.06.20 The Power of Commissioning: Start Early and Save

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” Maybe you’ve heard that Elbert Hubbard quote before. We’ve seen it in reference …

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Posted on 2017.06.14 The Power of Commissioning: Driving Quality Care

If you ask a healthcare provider what their biggest priority is, what would they say? Providing quality care for their patients. A lot of factors that …

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Posted on 2017.05.23 The Power of Commissioning: What’s the Real Cost?

What’s the most essential thing in your facility’s budget? Is it supplies? Equipment? Is it paying contractors? What can’t you live without? If a commissioning …

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Posted on 2017.05.16 The Power of Commissioning

Comprehensive healthcare commissioning is an absolute necessity for any facility looking to provide quality care, save time and money, and become more environmentally friendly. The …

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Posted on 2017.04.27 Equipment Startups Gone Bad

In a perfect world, startups would always run smoothly. Everyone would show up on time. All the proper tests would be done and the paperwork …

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Posted on 2017.03.30 Connected Buildings: Where Does An Existing Facility Fit In?

Connected buildings are the new hot thing, but what do you do if you’re not building a new facility from scratch? Can you transform an …

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Posted on 2017.03.07 Pros and Cons of Connected Buildings

Designing and constructing a facility is complicated. That’s obvious. Just imagining all the things a facility manager has to keep track of can make your …

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Posted on 2017.03.06 Is Your Mixing Pharmacy Ready for the 2018 USP Regulations?

Most people don’t think twice about the cleanliness of the pharmacy they use. Whether it’s a chain like Walgreens or a hospital’s internal pharmacy, they …

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Posted on 2017.03.01 Connected Building Advantages For New Construction

Connected buildings may be new, but they’re gaining popularity fast. What do they have that traditional facilities don’t? We believe they have two big advantages …

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Posted on 2017.02.21 What Is a Connected Building?

Can buildings think? Do automated actions count? What about the systems monitoring things like temperature or ventilation? It may sound a little creepy to imagine these …

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Posted on 2017.02.15 What’s All the Fuss About Analytics?

Data is everywhere, hidden in plain sight, and, whether you’re aware of it or not, analytics is just below the surface. It’s in your Netflix …

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Posted on 2017.02.06 The Snowball Effect: The Benefits of Reinvesting in Energy Efficiency

So you’ve found the money to invest in green initiatives at your facility--good job! But you may be asking yourself, what now? How do these …

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Posted on 2017.01.31 Seed Money: How to Get the Funds to Go Green

Lower bills, reliable equipment, and good publicity--it seems like every business is going green for one reason or another. Some are investing in small changes like …

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Posted on 2017.01.30 Check It Off The List: How to Stay Organized And Achieve Your OPRs

Have you ever asked yourself, is this building still doing what it’s supposed to be doing? You’ll be in the middle of something else, and …

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Posted on 2017.01.26 A Look Ahead at 2017

Resolutions never come easy. It takes hard work, discipline, and planning to make it past the end of January. Here at Synergy, we know how …

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Posted on 2017.01.19 Believe The Hype: How Investing in Energy Efficiency Is Good For Your Business

There’s plenty of hype around becoming environmentally friendly and no sign of it stopping. Companies are advertising their use of recycled materials. Celebrities are tweeting …

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Posted on 2016.12.21 Merry Christmas From Synergy!

We hope this holiday season finds you cheery, warm, and indulging in a few too many Christmas cookies. Here at the headquarters, we’ll be battling …

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Posted on 2016.12.14 Hire a Commissioning Provider Early, Save Some Dough.

Save project contingency by hiring a Commissioning Provider in the design phase of your building project. Who doesn’t want to save a little money - especially …

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Posted on 2016.11.30 Meetings, Deadlines, and Teamwork: What it’s like to work at Synergy

Regular meetings inform workflow and encourage teamwork. The organizational culture at Synergy is one of open communication, teamwork, and planning. Regardless of department level or director …

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Posted on 2016.11.21 A Commissioning Provider Helps You Get What You Want

The expert doesn’t hold anything back! Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone tell you if you’re making a good decision when you’re getting ready to …

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Posted on 2016.11.16 Why should you hire a Commissioning Provider? Improved Training!

The answer is simple: You get an expert who is putting in the time and effort necessary to train facility operators and maintenance personnel on …

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Posted on 2016.11.08 Family is Our Team Motto

At Synergy, we’re founded on relationships, not process. Just like a family, everyone at Synergy has a primary role and supporting roles to play. Our …

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Posted on 2016.11.01 Build, Test, Train, Repeat: The Synergy Process to Reduce Callbacks

Just like a vehicle, a facility must be tested for performance before, during, and after a building project.   A car and a facility share a …

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Posted on 2016.10.21 Our Employees Get the Best Support

At Synergy, we believe in equipping employees with the best tools to do their job. A successful engineering company must stay up-to-date with the latest …

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Posted on 2016.10.18 Making a Happy “Marriage” of Facility Handoff, Occupancy and Turn Over

From Courting, to Cupid, to Making it Official, a Commissioning Provider can help you navigate a facility handoff with care. Improving the handoff, also referred …

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Posted on 2016.10.16 The 3 P’s: People People People

At Synergy, working with and for people is how we reach success.   Synergy is driven by a passion for engineering and a purpose of pushing facility …

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Posted on 2016.10.13 MiSHE 2016 Success!

Our Top 3 Takeaways from this year’s MiSHE Conference Back to Basics was a fitting theme for this year’s MiSHE Conference. Each of the presentations delivered …

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Posted on 2016.10.10 Can You Reduce Change Orders AND Keep Your People “Cool”?

You and your people matter just as much as your facility productivity and efficiency. On its own, a facility is a big structure ... it’s …

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Posted on 2016.10.04 Arc Flash – Death and Debilitating Injury

Now that you know the definition of an arc flash and the danger such an episode poses to your facility, how do you assure your …

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Posted on 2016.09.27 4 Steps to Arc Flash Compliance

As a facility manager or property owner, it is important for you to “be in the know” and aware of any possible dangers or hazards …

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Posted on 2016.09.13 Building With Thought. Why you need an OPR

The final project should never be less than you expected. Save yourself from a disappointing surprise with an OPR.   The pre-design phase of any building project, …

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Posted on 2016.09.07 Why Do We Need a Commissioning Provider?

Building a facility doesn’t have to be stressful! There’s nothing worse than the immense pressure and corresponding stress during the construction process. We’ve been …

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Posted on 2015.12.01 Is your building infrastructure keeping pace with the changing use of your facility or campus?

New additions, renovations, reuse of existing spaces and systems deterioration are typical changes within any building or campus that have a direct impact on building …

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