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OBG's 2017 Year in Review

Growth & Performance

The 2017 Annual Report is overwhelmingly positive and provides a window into OBG’s strong culture, talented leadership and people, and tremendous drive for results. Within this report, you will see examples of meaningful engagement shared by our people and our clients, as well as highlights of thought leadership, innovative and in...

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Innovative microgrid evaluation tool helps transform utility industry: Q&A with Dr. Mohammad Mojdehi

Thought leader and industry expert in utility modernization, Mohammad Mojdehi, PhD joined OBG just three years ago and is already making an impact. We sat down with Mohammad to learn more about OBG’s energy business, his perspective on the microgrid and energy storage industry, and the innovative tool he de...

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Making the business case for a campus energy manager

OBG’s Michael Madigan, PE, LEED AP joined Dan Herr of SUNY Buffalo State College and Rebecca Hughes of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to talk about how a campus energy manager, who works within facilities services and collaborates on energy-related projects across the campus, can provide cost savings. Pr...

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Advancing mobile data collection

Joe Segretto,
OBG's Mobile Data Platform

As GIS (geographic information systems) services have already become the expectation of many clients in the industry for largescale data collection efforts, OBG has taken this technology to a new level by creating a web application that is advancing how the company collects and shares data. Developed through OBG’s in...

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Leading the way in energy efficiency: Q&A with Mike Kingsley

Mike Kingsley PhD, PE, CPMP, LEED AP joined OBG two years ago, bringing extensive experience in commercial and industrial building energy systems. His expertise covers design assistance through building energy simulation modeling, comprehensive energy audits, energy savings analysis and cost effectiveness calculation tools, demand-side management impact evaluations, M&V...

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Microgrid Protection: A Planning Perspective

Mohammad Mojdehi, PhD

Demand for uninterrupted power supply has been increasing throughout the 21st century economy. Modernized electrical distribution systems (EDS) using distributed energy resources (DER) and smart devices offer resiliency of power supply through microgrid capability. However, for several reasons, microgrid protection is one of the main technical challenges faced by...

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Energy retrofit saves thousands and improves comfort for Hunter College

Mike Kingsley PhD, PE, CPMP, LEED AP

OBG, as part of a joint venture with Dewberry under contract with DASNY (Dormitory Authority of the State of New York), recently completed a major HVAC system upgrade project that saved significant energy and improved comfort for Hunter College’s Wexler Library. The existing air handling units at Wexler Library we...

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SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA joint summer conference

OBG energy experts took part in the SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA joint summer conference

OBG energy experts recently participated in the State University of New York Physical Plant Administration Association (SUNY/PPAA) and New York Chapter of APPA (NYAPPA) joint summer conference: Energizing your Campus on July 11-13, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. The annual conference brings together all disciplines of facilities maintenance and planning&...

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ASSE Safety 2017 Conference

Dan Argramonte and Maureen Hoke presented during the ASSE Safety 2017 Conference

OBG environmental experts recently presented during the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition on June 19-22 in Denver, Colorado. The annual conference brings together more than 4,000 occupational safety and health professionals to learn about best practices, case...

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