Data centers often take up football-field-sized spaces. But a new trend focuses on finding homes for them in tight city environments.
Hyperscale data centers are crucial to the running of today’s world economy — outages over the past few years prompted chaos by interrupting continuity, stranding businesses, affecting end users and leading to hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue for major enterprises.
Creating a roadmap to realizing the Intelligent Building experience is not easy. But choosing the right first step makes the journey much easier.
It is often said the devil is in the detail. This idiom is generally applied as a warning, most likely from an individual who has experience in the impact of a detail being missed.
It’s long been hard to find certification offerings that address all critical elements of the data center into a single, cohesive certificate.
The definition of an Intelligent Building has evolved over the years. Today, what does it mean, exactly, to be an Intelligent Building?
Even though the chiller can have the largest peak load of any component in a chiller plant, it may not be the largest contributor to total annual energy consumption.
Intelligent Building solutions are becoming increasingly popular, and ESD has been involved with instituting a number of them in office buildings, including at the Zurich North America headquarters.
Companies look at space, whether for desks, server rooms or beyond, as revenue generators. So when firms can do more with less space – such as when they use lithium-ion batteries in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems -- they take notice.
Chiller plant design can be challenging; one may not know where to start. Below are the five design considerations to get going.
Companies interest in and incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing each day. How can it be applied to Building Information Modeling (BIM)?
Illinois Green’s annual Limelight celebration — which recognizes the region’s top achievements in sustainability — brings together nearly 500 of the region’s top industry leaders working in the sustainability field.
When it comes to buildings, future-proofing them is not as important as future-purposing them.
Why would a centralized district cooling plant be a better choice than individual plants in cities and large urban developments?
Engineers are busy creating designs and improving buildings. What are the best ways to grab their attention – in other words, what tactics should be used to market to them?
Collecting and utilizing data can be an important strategy to ensure the success of building commissioning and building operations.
Energy use in buildings can often be inefficient, which hurts the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. Building managers and operators are always attracted to ideas that both reduce energy use and save money.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process that helps drive efficiency in projects. Few spread the word about BIM better than Julide Demirdoven.
Rising energy costs, denser cities and the effects that burning fossil fuels may have on the environment all place new demands on the producers and consumers of energy.
As global data center markets continue to see new demand, the value of experts sharing their insights about best industry practices increases.
When one is an expert in a field, it’s no surprise to be chosen to consult for a large organization on the topic of his or her expertise.
CoreNet Global is the premier association for corporate real estate professionals with nearly 7,000 members around the world. To be asked to serve as the program chair of one of its chapters is quite a professional honor.
ESD started as a tiny firm on Wacker Drive in Chicago more than 50 years ago. It recently returned to Wacker Drive – in a big way.
Internships help those on the brink of a career to learn important skills and to gather work-related experience.
Every month, Illinois Green Alliance (previously USGBC IL) highlights passionate and motivated volunteers. This month, they put the spotlight on one of our own.
Thirty-one years ago, when I was in college, I used to work in the summer at Weisser Optical...
As director of ESD’s San Francisco office, Aliza Skolnik has volunteered her time to take part in a number of Bay Area organizations.
Last May, ESD announced that it had been selected by UL to help develop a new data center certification program to certify data centers internationally.
Being appointed to a position by the mayor of a major city is quite an honor.
Magazines often need guidance from experts to help put out the most compelling and relevant articles for readers.