Q/A with Michael C. English, Senior Partner

HEA's 25th Anniversary (1995-2020)

This year marks HEA's 25th Anniversary! To celebrate, we're sharing some insights from Founder and Senior Partner, Michael C. English.

What thoughts and emotions come to mind when you think about HEA reaching its 25th year?

I can't believe I am that old 😊 When I was younger, I always wondered what it would be like if I said I have 25-30 years of experience. Now I know. It’s a great feeling knowing that something was created from nothing and built to this level and having such an impact on projects and infrastructure across the country.

What made you start HEA?

First was the opportunity I saw, where there was a gap in the construction process and the answer was commissioning providers. I decided to grow this and develop the company as people have the right to work and live in a building that operates correctly and is energy efficient.

Part 1 in a 5 part series. Stay tuned!

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Storm Preparedness for Your Facility: Don’t Wait for the Forecast

Out of nowhere, the predictions start, and the weather forecaster produces an impossible to decipher series of computer generated storm tracks. You might breathe a sigh of relief when those tracks do not come anywhere near your city, or maybe you will wake up the next day to find out that all of the models have changed, and your city is now in the bulls eye of a significant storm event. 

Now you have to decide what you can do before the high winds and heavy rain hit. Or, you can start now, before the hurricane season gets into full swing and look more closely at what makes your building able to withstand Mother Nature’s onslaught.

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Employee Spotlight: Teresa Baiardi

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Message from our Founder: HEA's 25th Anniversary

25 Years and Building!

HEA is extremely proud to be marking our 25th anniversary – a significant milestone that not many companies achieve. It is particularly gratifying to be celebrating this anniversary as the future for commissioning looks so bright. A whopping 25 years ago, back in 1995, HEA was created. To put this into perspective, when I started HEA, Bill Clinton was President, the first Toy Story movie was released and some of you were not even born yet!

A big reason for HEA being successful for the past 25 years, is our strong belief and understanding of WHY we provide our services. A “why” statement is not about making money; that’s the result. The why is a purpose, cause or belief. It is the very reason HEA exists! HEA’s “why” statement is, “We believe everyone deserves to live and work in a building that is efficient and operates the way it was intended to.”

You can see our commitment to quality buildings reflected in our portfolio of important projects. HEA has shaped cities and left our mark of excellence with our involvement in projects across the nation, such as: National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Tappan Zee Bridge, New York Times HQ, LaGuardia Airport, Brookfield Towers, USTA Armstrong Stadium, Javits Center Expansion, Turkish House, Target stores nationwide, projects for Ford, GM, Mercedes Benz across North America, UM Mott Children’s Hospital, large-scale data centers and cleanrooms, to name just a few! It makes me exceedingly proud to see the work we are doing and the impact we are having in the communities we work in.

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Employee Spotlight: Alex Boychuk

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Spot the Deficiency! Leave your answer in the comments below

See anything out of the ordinary? Thank you to Chris Cookingham, Project Engineer, for sharing this!

Answer: Heat exchangers use Primary flow (HxP in the image) to cool Secondary Flow (HxS in the image). However, this particular item is flowing in reverse, so it is actually doing the complete opposite. HEA was tasked with troubleshooting this item when it was developing issues after start-up had been completed and the secondary outlet continued to trip on “High HxS Out Temperature”.

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Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP Hires Senior Level Engineering Executive, Paul Liesman, CxA, EMP, CFM

Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP (HEA), a professional engineering firm specializing in commissioning, energy consulting and LEED services, has hired Paul Liesman, CxA, EMP, CFM as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Liesman brings significant experience in directing a commissioning firm and also managing a major player in the construction industry. His connections and expertise allow HEA to provide excellent mentoring and leadership on the engineering side.

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