More data is generated in the world all the time – and thus increased computational power is always required. Edge data centers – whose revenue growth is predicted to go up fourfold by 2022 – are expected to take advantage.
United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards can be confusing, with nuances that are hard to understand. Next year, hospitals and pharmacies will need to adjust to revised standards.
In an interior buildout project, building tenants are faced with a myriad of architectural and engineering decisions. One of these is whether to use pneumatic or direct digital controls.
Because Building Automation Systems (BAS), Building Internet of Things (IoT) and controls technologies have improved, demand-response events at utilities have the capability to be automated.
Imagine you’re an employee days away from an office move. Company representatives are too busy to offer details beyond the address and the move date. You don’t even know if you’ll get a box for your folders, pens and floundering potted plant.
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.
Jim Vallort travels the globe to address ASHRAE audiences. In 2017, he visited Greece, Cyprus and India along with many cities in the United States.
The conditions at the top of supertall buildings in hot, humid climates are generally cooler and dryer than those at grade. What is the impact of these different conditions on design?
Many platforms continue to be developed to bring energy efficiency to buildings. What capabilities must be considered when creating the best one?
At a conference, it’s an honor to present once. But to be asked to offer two presentations on different topics is a sign of an accomplished speaker in demand.
Over the past few years, multiple generations of lighting technologies have been ushered in — replacing traditional fluorescent with low-voltage networked LEDs, often augmented with a variety of sensors.
Building out office space can easily turn a nightmare. There are plenty of ways not to do it.
Though Aliza Skolnik started ESD’s San Francisco office only three years ago, she’s already a power player in the Bay Area.
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.
Paul Schlattman and Mission Critical magazine have enjoyed a superb relationship for many years. Schlattman’s On Target column has been extremely popular among readers.
The market for major design firms is poised to continue to grow for the foreseeable future, according to Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine.
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.