Kohler Ronan is pleased to be a Contributor Level Sponsor of the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums’ Building Museums Symposium.
We are also pleased to participate in Thursday’s breakout session discussing one of Kohler Ronan’s recently completed museum projects:
“Metropolitan Museum of Art – European Paintings Skylight and Infrastructure Upgrade”
Michael Wetstone, AIA, LEED AP
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
Erik Bodelsen, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers
Markus R. Schulte, PE
Principal and NY Facade Group Leader,
Senior Associate Buildings Manager for Infrastructure, Buildings Department,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Thursday, March 17, 2022, 3:30-4:45 PM
Federal A Room
Please be sure to visit our team in the Exhibitors’ Hall during the conference. You can still register for the conference here.
Kohler Ronan is pleased to join a growing number of MEP/FP industry leaders in accepting the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF)’s MEP 2040 Challenge. As signatories, we are committed to “advocate for and achieve” net zero operational and embodied carbon by 2030 and 2040 respectively, across all our projects.
As active participants in the sustainable and high-performance building design movements, Kohler Ronan has always designed our MEP/FP systems with sustainability and environmental stewardship in mind, regardless of whether or not a project was pursuing a LEED rating. Our professionals have always evaluated the performance and environmental impact of every project from a “whole building” perspective over a building’s life cycle. We have continually challenged the standard that constitutes a green building by evaluating and collaborating with the design team on building orientation, envelope, fenestration, shading, and indoor air quality. As such, it is a logical next step that we accept the CLF’s MEP 2040 Challenge. At Kohler Ronan, we are confident in our systems experience and our technical ability to develop strategies that perform up to these inspirational specifications.
Kohler Ronan takes pride in the design and delivery of engineering solutions that balance both environmental and financial considerations. By driving innovation, research, and development, our engineers will continue to test the boundaries of accepted best practices to develop improved solutions for the benefit of our clients, the larger community in which we live, and our shared global environment.
Please read more about the MEP 2040 Challenge here: https://carbonleadershipforum.org/mep2040/
Building Design + Construction’s 2021 Giants 400 Report has ranked Kohler Ronan 10th among the Top 65 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms. Kohler Ronan was also ranked 10th in the Performing Arts and Concert Venues sector, 9th in the Museum and Galleries sector, and 8th in the Public Libraries sector.
You can view the full list for all three categories here:
Top 35 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – Performing Arts and Concert Venues
Top 45 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – Museums and Galleries
Top 35 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – Public Libraries
Watch the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) at the New York Public Library come to life in this transformation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBTKHgo7kOg
Electrical Construction Maintenance Magazine has published Pearl Odu’s article on “Implementing an Effective QA/QC Process.”
The informative article is available here.
Kohler Ronan is pleased to be participating in AIA Connecticut’s NetZero School Webinar on April 22nd. Our very own, Craig Razza, PE*, will be presenting alongside Ryszard Szczypek, AIA, and Randall Luther, AIA, both of TSKP Studio. The complete panel is noted below. Speakers will discuss the first two NetZero schools being built in Mansfield and Manchester, CT. Among the learning objectives is how moving to NetZero allows schools to save money, while promoting health and comfort for students and educators. Additionally. Viewers will learn to access better funding and grant/incentive programs.
• Ryszard Szczypek, AIA NCARB, TSKP Studio
• Randall Luther, AIA NCARB, TSKP Studio
• Jess Farber, PE, WELL AP, CMTA
• Craig Razza, P.E., Kohler Ronan
• Angela Cahill, AIA, QA&M Architecture
• Jillian Winterkorn, Eversource
Craig F. Razza, PE, Kohler Ronan*Practicing since 1988, Mr. Razza is a partner at Kohler Ronan where he oversees mechanical engineering design, building commissioning, and project management for a portfolio of diverse building types including academic, cultural, and corporate. His practical knowledge of all engineering disciplines enables him to successfully lead his team from the conceptual phase of a project through to design and, ultimately, construction. At the secondary school level, Mr. Razza has completed over 50 public and independent schools across the state. Besides one of the first Net Zero public Schools to be constructed in Connecticut for the Town of Mansfield, he led the design on the first Net Zero School in Connecticut, The Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall. He also led his team on the State of Connecticut’s first Net Zero building, the new Business School Instructional Facility at Southern Connecticut State University, scheduled to begin construction this summer. In his spare time, he is an adjunct professor at Yale University during the Spring semester. Mr. Razza holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Building Commissioning Association (BCA).
You can read more about the presentation and register here.
Dave is an experienced energy management professional with expertise in energy auditing, building commissioning, building energy modeling, LEED consulting, energy procurement consulting, and energy reduction plan development. He has contributed to countless firm projects by delivering cost-effective, high-performance building solutions that exceed client expectations. Further, he is credited with building and managing our in-house energy modeling department over the last several years. For all his contributions, Kohler Ronan is pleased to elevate Dave to Principal of the firm.
Ron is an extremely dedicated technology consulting professional with nearly 20 years of experience in his field. Having extensive knowledge of technology standards and best practices, Ron creates detailed system designs based on the established needs of each project. His primary functions include the design and coordination of technology and security infrastructure and systems, as well as project management. Large-scale corporate headquarter relocations and New York-area cultural renovations are among his portfolio of projects. All at Kohler Ronan wish Ron continued success and look forward to working with him in his new role as Sr. Associate.