JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
Unplug & Flow Competition Board

In January 2013, we finished a design competition with an amazing group of professionals from Philadelphia and Berlin. The design competition was a part of Infill Philadelphia’s SoakItUp Competition for 2013. Our submission was a finalist in the “Neighborhood: Greening the Grid” category. The Concept Our design concept was called Unplug and Flow. It is […]

Infill Philadelphia: SoakItUp! Exhibition 2012

UPDATE: Our presentation board from the event is now available for download (3 MB). A design book from the exhibition is also available online. We are proud to announce the selection of two projects for the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! Exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia Water Department, and the US Environmental Protection […]

NYC Idea Fest

This is a pecha kucha talk given at the NYC Future Metropolis event on May 8, 2011 in New York City. Rain is a renewable resource. Joe Schaffer will discuss rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling in New York City. Water conservation requires a balance of localized infrastructure, financial, and life cycle considerations. Sanitation and water […]

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Here in New York City, the primary issue with stormwater runoff is the flow and volume of water generated, and our overloaded sewer systems are hardest hit during rain events. The natural way to correct this is to create more green space to soak up that water, or implement rainwater harvesting systems to act as […]

A farm raised fish and friend Ben Walmer

JFS Engineering has been engaged with a developer of aquaponics systems for due diligence and site search consulting.  The proprietary system will be used to grow a hardy fish species using the best available technologies to minimize energy and organics to the system. Wastewater will be treated through ancillary hydroponics and other closed-loop systems.  The re-circulation system […]

wachusett

The Wachusett Brewing Company (WBC) is a microbrewery located in Central Massachusetts. In 1995, JFS Engineering, PC Principal Joe Schaffer performed an energy study for this fledgling microbrewery, which encompassed an analysis of the facility’s building envelope as well as energy used within the brewery process, provided not only provided a reasonably accurate model of […]

Courtesy http://www.micro2macro.net/

Green Waste Technologies is a start-up focused on developing an insect based recycling technology.  JFS Engineering, PC was retained early in the process to assist with with engineering related to recycling, water quality, air quality and production lines. Tasks included securing zoning approvals, preparing plant floor schematics, and NJDEP permitting guidance.

From http://www.csebcc.org/

Having been in operation for a few years, the Bronx Community College (BCC) Center for Sustainable Energy, in cooperation with the City University of New York (CUNY) had grown into the need for dedicated office and classroom space.  As a part of a de facto design-build team, JFS Engineering will provide site design expertise in […]