All posts by Chris Fiskaa

Meeting 2021 Affordable and Supportive Housing Demand

The US real estate climate has been particularly volatile over the past two years due to the impact of COVID-19, and with the industry preparing to embrace a post-pandemic world, affordable housing construction and investment have been spearheading discussions. Among the most significant trends across residential housing is …Read More

Importance of Telecommunications Design

For modern business Telecommunications has become a critical component of everyday operation. Mechanical Systems make our environments comfortable, Electrical Systems keep our equipment and lights on, Plumbing Systems are essential and Sprinkler and Fire Alarm System help keep everyone safe. Telecommunications Systems keep our businesses running by …Read More

Buildings of Excellence Competition

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) started the Buildings of Excellence Competition in an effort to “accelerate the design, development, construction and operation of very low or zero carbon emitting buildings that are capable of withstanding increased risks and impacts from future climate …Read More

EP paints with Breaking Ground!

On September 9th, 2019, EP teamed up with Breaking Ground to help with a much needed refresh of one of their New York City facilities. Founded in 1990, Breaking Ground has offered supportive permanent housing for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Being one of …Read More

Local Law 118 of 2019

The Department of Buildings recently released a new Local Law which amends the Administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the tenant protection plan (TPP) and penalties for making false statements on Tenant Protection Plans for certain construction projects. The TPP is prepared …Read More

The annual EP summer cruise!

It’s that time of the year again, the one event every team member looks forward to. For the 6th year in a row, the EP team set sail for the annual summer cruise.  It’s the perfect opportunity for new and old employees to forget about the work …Read More

What is Passive House?

The Passive House standard has evolved over the past 25 years, starting from a single structure in Europe to an internationally recognized organization. Passive House requirements are guidelines are designed to reduce specific carbon impact of energy consumed from the earth, regardless of how it is delivered. …Read More

DOB NOW: Build

Beginning July 1st, 2019, the following work types shall be filed through the DOB’s new self-service online tool, DOB NOW: Build. Mechanical Systems (MS) Replaces the current Mechanical (MH) work type and includes Heating Systems, Ventilation Systems, Air Conditioning Systems, Refrigeration Systems, Cooling Towers, Associated Ducts & …Read More

EP Engineering water bottle

The EP Water Bottle

Water is the most important thing we consume on a daily basis. If we use more water than we take in, our bodies don’t have enough fluids to carry out normal functions. The inability to replace these lost fluids, leads to dehydration. Even the slightest level of …Read More