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Tennis Court Renovations Completed at Elwood High School

Congratulations to the Elwood Public School District on the renovated tennis courts! Recently, the district held a small ribbon-cutting ceremony at John H. Glenn High School for the newly-renovated tennis courts. These were completed as part of a capital bond project approved by the voters in 2017 and designed by BBS in 2020. The local […]

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Progress Update: Geothermal and Solar Projects Approved for Conte Community Center

Huntington Station, NY – Town of Huntington officials recently approved additional geothermal and solar projects at the former New York State Armory as part of the on-going efforts to convert and renovate the original building and site for the proposed James D. Conte Community Center. With the funds allocated for both projects, BBS was authorized […]

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Energy Performance Contracting Series: EPC Drivers and Financing

BBS has been implementing energy efficient projects for over 25 years, having designed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Energy Performance Contracts. We provide exceptional design, implementation guidance, energy-efficient solutions, innovative technologies, and carbon footprint reduction applications. What is an EPC (Energy Performance Contract)? An EPC is an agreement that allows the customer to […]

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Managing Construction Budgets Impacted by Global Events

BBS Risk Management – Construction Costs. What a tumultuous year we have had here in the Northeast Region. As we enter the second year since the pandemic hit, we are seeing signs of relief and recovery paired with a rise in consumer sentiment. Businesses are re-opening and rebalancing their approaches, complete with new jobs that […]

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Outdoor Learning and the Future of Activated Student Spaces

With Spring around the corner, we have fresh air and time outside on our mind. Getting outside, away from smart screens and Chromebooks, allows students and teachers alike to connect with each other and their surroundings in a way that their traditional classroom may not allow. It is well documented in numerous studies that spending […]

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BBS Welcomes John Prentice, AIA

BBS is pleased to announce the addition of John Prentice, AIA, to our team. John worked at BBS early in his career and went on to gain experience at several firms, most recently as a Senior Project Manager at Tetra Tech. In addition to his extensive experience in K-12 education design, John has served clients […]

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Message to the Community: Media Production Studios for Public Libraries

The Long Island Library Research Council (LILRC) hosted a presentation given by BBS Partner Kevin J. Walsh, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP this morning regarding the topic of broadcast media in public libraries. The presentation is available at the LILRC vimeo link. We are all continuing to move forward and seek ways to engage one another […]

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Air Filtration and Ventilation in the COVID Era

Mechanical systems in school facilities became a critical talking point in the conversation to safely reopen schools, particularly ventilation and air filtration. As health officials, the State Education Department, Superintendents, administrators, teachers, and professional services teams strategized to reopen schools, significant research and energy was put into ensuring school’s air filtration and ventilation systems met […]

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Greenacres School Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Scarsdale, NY – The Board of Education and administration of the Scarsdale Public Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded and renovated Greenacres Elementary School on Friday, January 22, 2021. BBS is proud to have been a part of this event, and would like to thank the Board, administration, and Scarsdale community for […]

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Looking Forward to 2021 and Beyond

You have read the posts and heard the news; we are all aware of what 2020 has meant to the world globally and to each and every one of us on a more local and personal level. 20/20 vision has allowed us to see that there is much work to do to improve, update and […]

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