As information-technology equipment becomes more robust, it is better able to handle humidity in its area and is less likely to suffer an outage that can hamper a business.
Safe, reliable operation of electrical systems is the ultimate goal of the commissioning process, and one of the key elements is NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) testing.
Engineering firms abound, but those that excel find a niche that serves clients.
“Failure” is a common word – one commonly understood by the layperson. Something broke, and some broader system stopped functioning as a result. My pencil broke, so I can’t write words (I can’t hold the pencil nub). My car’s lug nuts sheared and the tire fell off, so it doesn’t work as a car anymore. There’s a hole in my shoe, and now if I step in a puddle, my foot gets wet.
To date, there are more than a dozen green certification rating systems for existing buildings. Talk about certification overload! To help you navigate which certification may be best for your building, ESD has created this guide.
As energy codes have become more stringent, how can buildings meet them without sacrificing the quality or quantity of light?
Water utilities have aging infrastructure, and utility rates are rising to fund improvements. Amid this scenario, how can facility managers improve water use?
Medical buildings have become more sophisticated than ever. What is the No. 1 trend in designing them these days?
With designs for data centers becoming more complex and customized, often due to the drive to reduce energy and water consumption, getting the interested stakeholders involved in review of these designs early in the project timeline has become crucial for efficiently delivering a successful product.
No doubt an unexpected loss of power can hamstring a business. Yet at the same time, installing a backup generator can be expensive.
The development of supertall buildings around the world has been growing. And ESD is fortunate to have an expert in the category -- one who’s in demand to speak at top events.
While commercial real estate often moves at a slow pace, technology features constant updates and innovation. Given those opposing speeds, how can one manage the digital transformation of a commercial real estate company?
Like ESD, IBPSA – the International Building Performance Simulation Association – is dedicated to improving the built environment. That’s one reason ESD is an active member of the non-profit group.
Innovation is constant – especially with building technology and automation.
Metrics about obesity and heart disease show Americans’ health needs to improve. Fortunately, advances in technology that are being implemented in buildings are helping matters.
With artificial intelligence and the cloud growing, among other technological advances, one wonders how office buildings will change in the years ahead.
C-suite executives at data center, colocation and cloud-service providers face critical business issues. Paul Schlattman is poised to offer them some solutions.
Giving back to high-school students is an ESD tradition that dates almost to the start of the company, when the firm began to support Bowen High School’s Industrial Cooperation Education (ICE) Program.
Passive Buildings offer superior energy performance while improving occupant comfort by focusing on optimization of the envelope.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Chicago will implement an Energy Rating System that makes energy use information for large buildings easily accessible to residents while encouraging energy savings, a move applauded by ESD’s Energy+Eco Group.
Commissioning is a growing industry. According to Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, the top 25 Cx firms made $331.9 million in revenue during the latest fiscal year, a 10 percent jump from the top 25 firms in 2016.
ESD is thrilled to announce that consulting and design engineer veteran Doug Ekstrom is now leading our growing Dallas office as its Operations Director.
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