Scott + Partners Architects honored for energy efficiency

first_imgScott + Partners Inc,Across Vermont, architects, builders and contractors are working to create more energy-efficient businesses and homes. Efficiency Vermont is proud to recognize a select number of those projects with its annual ‘Best of the Best’ Awards.Essex Junction firm Scott + Partners Architects was honored with a Merit Award and an Honor Award for its work for the East Montpelier Emergency Services Building and the State of Vermont Forensics Lab Building respectively.Award recipients were recognized at Efficiency Vermont’s Better Buildings by Design 2011 conference this month. The conference focused on energy-efficient building design, construction, and renovation, and was attended by more than 1,000 professionals.The work of Vermont builders and contractors was considered in three areas of energy efficiency: commercial new construction and major renovation, residential new construction and residential renovation. The ‘Best of the Best in Commercial Building Design & Construction’ recognizes innovative and integrated design approaches for energy efficiency in Vermont’s commercial, institutional, industrial, and multifamily buildings.For East Montpelier Emergency Services, Scott + Partners Architects created a new, energy-efficient building to house the town’s fire department and provide a training area for the town to utilize. The new facility includes efficient foundation, wall, and roof insulation as well as energy-efficient lighting and plumbing. All exterior windows are triple-glazed units that provide added insulation and comfort. Technology includes high efficiency ductless split air conditioners, demand-based ventilation, radiant floor heating and an air energy recovery unit.Estimated cost savings for the building are approximately $4,800 annually, with estimated energy savings of approximately 34,800kWh. Scott + Partners Architects was also honored for work for the State of Vermont Forensics Lab Building in Waterbury, VT, where the firm predicts a 50 percent reduction in annual HVAC costs and a 32 percent reduction in total building energy usage due to energy efficiency work.The building is a 34,000 square foot addition to the existing Vermont Public Safety Building. The space is used for ballistics testing, DNA processing, chemical matching and more. Scott + Partners Architects was charged with designing and building a structure that would serve the Vermont Department of Public Service for the next 50 years.The work displayed by all of the winners shows that Vermonters can save energy and money while also creating comfortable spaces for homeowners, businesses and schools for the long-term.For more information and a complete listing of all awards winners, please visit http://efficiencyvermont.com/pages/Business/BuildingEfficiently/BetterBu…(link is external)About Scott + Partners ArchitectsScott + Partners, Inc., is a full service architectural firm located in Essex Junction, Vermont providing planning and design services throughout Vermont and the Northeast.  Architectural planning and design services include: Site Planning, Building Design, Interior Planning and Design, Building and Facility Programming, Building Code and Accessibility Reviews/ADA Compliance Assessment, Building Forensics and Project Specifications.About Efficiency VermontEfficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. Efficiency Vermont is currently operated by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), an independent organization under contract to the Vermont Public Service Board. VEIC is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization founded in 1986. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com(link is external).last_img read more

The Daily Orange’s unofficial position breakdown: No. 8: The defensive line

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass No. 10: Kick returners/punt returnersNo. 9: The secondary Jay Bromley read that the Syracuse defensive line is listed by some as the weakest position on the team. That’s motivated Bromley, a senior defensive tackle and staple of that line, to prove the doubters wrong.“We take that to heart,” Bromley said, “because we’ve been working really hard this summer to improve on our pass rush, our stances, all the fundamentals.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf the Orange’s front four wants to really make its case as a strength of the team, it’ll need Bromley to shine.  He anchors the Orange’s defensive line, represented Syracuse at the ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., and is entering his fourth varsity season as a 6-foot-4, 285-pound beast on the field. Syracuse’s other three starters are currently juniors Robert Welsh, Eric Crume and Micah Robinson. All three players have two years of varsity experience.Getting productivity from Welsh and Robinson will be key as the defensive line tries to move on without Brandon Sharpe and Deon Goggins.  Key returning playersBromley is one of the defense’s most dominant players and will likely be one of the best linemen in the Atlantic Coast Conference. His size makes him tough to motor around, his tackling ability is terrific and he has solid hands for a lineman. He finished with 39 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season. Syracuse has had current New England Patriot Chandler Jones and Sharpe the past two seasons. Now it’s Bromley’s turn to establish himself as the leader of the defensive line. Looking at Crume, you would never think he weighs 305 pounds. Though his arms and legs are tree-like, he doesn’t carry much extra weight – just muscle. That’s one reason he matches up with Bromley during drills. It’s also why he’s arguably Syracuse’s second most reliable option on its defensive line. SU’s starting nose tackle, Crume is strong, has great technique and has the pleasure of learning from and challenging Bromley every day in practice. Zian Jones is currently listed as Crume’s backup. Jones, a senior, played in 12 games last year and made eight total tackles. Reasons for optimismOne of the most intriguing players on Syracuse’s defensive line is defensive tackle John Raymon. The 6-foot-5, 323-pound Raymon has only played three games in the last two years – all of those games coming in high school. After an injury derailed his senior season of high school, Raymon enrolled at Iowa. He didn’t play any games there, so he transferred to Syracuse in 2012. He could be a valuable backup to Bromley.“He’s a funny guy. He’s a giant,” said the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Bromley of Raymon, “so you don’t ever know what to expect from him. He’s a guy that likes to have fun and enjoy life.”Another reason for optimism is defensive end Isaiah Johnson. Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 291-pound freshman from Delaware, has impressed early on in training camp.He recovered a fumble on Friday and has received praise from defensive line coach Tim Daoust. Daoust doesn’t dish out compliments too often, but he’s given his fair share to Johnson so far. Reasons for concernWelsh and Robinson are question marks heading into the season. That’s not to say they won’t be successful; in fact, there’s a good chance they will. It just means that they’re the x-factors for Syracuse’s defensive line. They have a total of one start between them. Robinson is the more experienced of the two. Redshirt freshman Ron Thompson originally came to SU as the 13th best tight end in the country, according to Scout.com. Now he’s switched his number from 81 to 17 and is listed as a defensive end. He made the move after spring practice and will serve as competition for Welsh and Robinson.Though he’ll push Welsh and Robinson, Thompson doesn’t have much experience at defensive end himself, never playing in a college game. He’s listed as both of their backups on Syracuse’s depth chart.The verdictIt will be intriguing to see how much Welsh and Robinson step up. Both players are talented and have seen time on the field; they just don’t have experience starting. Neither player has had so much weight on his shoulders the past two years.Syracuse’s defensive line is solid, and with Daoust grilling the players each day they’re sure to get better from now until Syracuse’s season opener against Penn State on Aug. 31. Said Bromley: “I’m more excited about this training camp than I’ve ever been.”Grade: BCome back to DailyOrange.com on Saturday to find out which position comes in at No. 7. Commentslast_img read more

MacPherson named All-ACC 2nd team, 3 SU teammates make 3rd team

first_img Published on December 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Syracuse didn’t land any players on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, but center Macky MacPherson earned second-team honors and safety Durell Eskridge, running back Jerome Smith and defensive tackle Jay Bromley each earned spots on the third team.Offensive tackle Sean Hickey and linebacker Marquis Spruill were named honorable mentions, which went to any player who received at least 20 votes.MacPherson was placed on the Rimington Trophy Watch List during the preseason — the award is given to the best center in the nation — but this marks the first time that the senior was named to an all-conference team.Eskridge, a sophomore, led the Orange with 78 tackles and four interceptions this season. He was named the conference’s defensive back of the week twice and caught his first career pass during SU’s 34-31 win against Boston College on Saturday.Smith failed to crack 1,000 yards this season, but the junior earned third-team honors anyway with 11 touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBromley, a senior who is also a candidate for ACC defensive player of the year, led Syracuse with nine sacks this year.Hickey, a junior and potential first-round draft choice, was given honorable mention just two days after playing the entire first half against the Eagles on an injured ankle. Spruill, a senior, ranked second on the Orange with 62 tackles this season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more