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15000 Inc. is Leading the Industry in Cannabis Facility Design

Let’s face it – the State of California is entering a paradigm shift in the way we, as a society, view cannabis. Beginning January 1, 2018 the State of California will begin issuing licenses for dispensaries to begin selling recreational cannabis. The City of Santa...
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15000 Inc. – Sonoma County’s Commissioning Agent

As of January 1, 2017 EVERY new building in Sonoma County will require commissioning. This requirement is part of the 2016 California Energy Code changes and it is independent of the existing CalGreen Commissioning requirements for larger buildings. 15000 Inc. has been...
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15000 Inc. Zero to Sixty in Less than a year Golf Tournament Fundrasier

15000 Inc. held its second annual golf tournament on June 17th, at Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma, CA. A special thank you to our hole sponsors, Caltronics Business Systems, Norman S. Wright Mechanical Equipment, DMG North, Inc., and California Hydronics Corporation.  A real...
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15000 Inc. Assists First San Francisco Approval of a Hoodless Commercial Dishwasher

15000 Inc. Assists First S.F. Approval of a Hoodless Commercial Dishwasher Two years and hundreds of hours of design, documentation, on site monitoring and multiple meetings with the San Francisco Building Department finally culminated in Hobart receiving the first ever San...
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The Roseland University Prep School

15000 Inc. partnered with Aidlen Darling Architects of San Francisco to design the HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering for this elegantly detailed project. The open atmosphere of the architectural design created challenges  for mechanical systems and required close...
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Eleven Eleven Wines – Barrel Storage and Administration Building

The new Eleven Eleven Wines Barrel Storage and Admin. Building is moving along. The underground process waste and sanitary sewer systems are in place and the exterior wood framing is nearing completion. Eleven Eleven Wines is a dynamic winery and their varietals exude the passion...
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Hayward Fire Department – HVAC and Plumbing Upgrades

15000 Inc. has teamed up with Ross Drulis Cusenberry Architects to take on the Hayward Fire Department Modernization project. The project consists of modernization and ADA upgrades to six Fire Stations and a complete revamp of the existing Fire Training Facility. The Mission of...
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15000 Inc. “Not For Charity” Golf Fundraiser

15000 Inc. held its first annual golf tournament on October 16, at Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma, CA. Thanks to everyone who came out for 15000 Inc’s “Not For Charity Golf Tournament.” For those of you who may not remember, a great time was had by all. The weather...
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Don’t tell our new hire Caroline Kabe that it’s not rocket science!

Caroline, in fact spent a good deal of her education studying Spacecraft Dynamics, Aerospace Structures and Orbital Space Flight on her voyage to a earning her degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Since that time Caroline (don’t call me “Carol”) spent...
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Corte Madera Town Center – A Tale of Two Boilers

15000 Inc. > Specialists in boiler and heating water systems. When the Corte Madera Town Center started having problems with their 30 year old boiler they called in the experts to assess the problem. The Town Center is Marin’s premier shopping destination and in many...
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15000 Inc. Named Top Mechanical Engineering Firm by the North Bay Business Journal

The North Bay Business Journal “Book of Lists 2015” has named 15000 Inc. the top mechanical engineering firm in the San Francisco North Bay. This has been achieved by a simple concept; Engineering For All In a few short years, expertise, humor and passion at 15000...
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15000 Inc. Project Named Top 2014 Education Project by NBBJ

Marin Catholics New Stadium with Plumbing Systems Design courtesy of 15000 Inc. The North Bay Business Journal named the Marin Catholic School Stadium and Concessions as the Top Education Project for the San Francisco North Bay in 2014. 15000 Inc. was proud to be part of this...
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Healdsburg JHS Fire Sprinklers Underway

Healdsburg Junior High School Fire Sprinkler Installation Construction is progressing at Healdsburg Junior High School where 15000 Inc. has designed the fire sprinkler systems. The project, designed by Santa Rosa’s renowned Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, is a $7.5 million...
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Architects and Engineers worked hand in hand – 2000 years ago!

Integrated Design is NOT a new concept. Here is concrete proof (pun intended) that Architects and Engineers worked hand in hand long before the advent of building codes, AutoCad and integrated project delivery! “The world’s of art and design are not incompatible with...
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15000 Inc. Party Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary, New Office and Christmas

It’s been a banner year – and an amazing decade for 15000 Inc. Our company has changed, moved and expanded in a very short period of time. It seems a commitment to great engineering + great people + competitive fees + client responsiveness + a great sense of humor is...
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200 Ton Crane Hoist at Marin County Jail

This past Saturday I spent the day over-seeing the replacement of the air handling unit at Marin County Jail. This engineering project started months ago and quickly became a challenge when we learned that there was no currently manufactured unit that would fit on the existing...
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South Korea – The Best of Engineering and Architecture

A small portion of downtown Seoul viewed from the south side of the Han River. When you hear “South Korea”, what do you think of? The stand-off with North Korea over the DMZ? Or, perhaps, One of the eleven bullet trains serving the country. Cruising speed is 190 MPH! “an...
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Movin’ On Up – to the West Side!

They say change is good for the soul. At 15000 Inc. Consulting Engineer we’ve been changing and growing at a frenetic pace over the summer. Most of the changes have been carefully planned. One of the changes came out of left field and took us all by surprise. Yet, it is...
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15000 Inc. Principal Doing Hard Time at Marin County Jail

The Criminal: Gary Welch The Crime: HVAC Design The Sentence:  72 Hours of hard time at the Marin County Jail The ironic “Welcome” sign at Marin County Jail When you pass through the security entrance and into the jail for the first time you can’t help but feel...
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How to Get Maximum Cooling from your Swamp Cooler

My wife, Linda, and I have a cabin in a hot, dry, little town no one has ever heard of – Groveland, California. Summertime temperatures regularly reach above the 100 degree mark. The cabin came with a rooftop evaporative cooler, AKA “swamp cooler”. The unit seemed to...
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Net Zero Water Usage – the WAVE of the Future is Now

The new CalGreen code is pushing California closer to the ideal of net zero water usage. The new fixtures and technologies means the future is now. See how one multi-unit development met this challenge today – with readily available fixtures and simple ideas.  
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Building Inspector Catches Unapproved Changes to the Plans

HVAC and plumbing engineering is a building code driven science. The new 2013 California Building Codes, including the new CalGreen Code, are becoming voluminous and ever more complex. As a result our engineering designs must become more complex – and our permit documents...
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The Six Guys You Meet In Engineering – A Female Student’s Perspective

Ok, so HVAC and Plumbing design engineers have a reputation for being somewhat dorky. I mean, who would go into this field by choice? Any yes, you can certainly here some strange conversations around the offices of 15000 Inc. Recently a major argument occurred over whether glass...
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To Touch or Not to Touch? Ladies You CAN Try This at Home

Who says toilets can’t be sexy? ( I mean besides everyone…) 
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Job Site Solution to a Challenging Buried Pipeline Problem

We don’t need no stinkin’ Confined Space Permit! Video: Working on a pipe in Romania
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15000 Inc’s. Creative Plumbing Designs Set New CalGreen Standard!

These new and creative solutions to real world plumbing problems are indicative of the epic genius of 15000 Inc, engineers!
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Mattew Torre

Matthew Torre passed the California State Professional Engineers exam

15000 Inc. is proud to announce that our long time employee Matthew Torre recently passed the California State Professional Engineers exam and is now a duly licensed PE. Matthew has promised that he won’t forget us little people has he claws his way to the top of our industry!...
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