What steps can facility managers take to ensure successful building controls upgrades?
Electrical power is essential to business continuity and life safety. Even a brief disruption in the electrical power supply can be costly. A well-designed generator room can provide an important line of defense for business owners by providing power when the utility supply has failed.
Microgrids can lower cost and raise reliability for the owner and for surrounding communities.
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Here's a look at the codes and guidelines that define LED use, including ASHRAE Standard 90.1, California Title 24, DOE, and IECC.
Technology is changing what is possible in the built environment. Smart buildings integrate the design of the infrastructure, building and facility systems, communications, business systems, and technology solutions that contribute to sustainability and operational efficiency.
Cybersecurity is becoming a greater priority as companies increasingly use building systems and access control systems that are connected to computers.
High-performance design is increasingly common in today's built environments throughout the world. What can we learn about high-performance HVAC design through the 353 North Clark development?
Powerful and integrated technology drives high-performance buildings; however, many owners are still hesitant to invest in these smart capabilities.
A facility no longer has to be a data center to demand continuous availability of electrical service. This trend has driven the necessity for redundant networks, concurrently maintainable equipment, and back-up systems in the event something unexpectedly fails.
Congratulations to ESD's Julie DeNardis, Nathan Snydacker, and Rick Szcodronski on being selected for CSE's 40 Under 40 in 2015!
Aliza Skolnik is among the first class of elite professionals to earn a provisional WELL Accreditied Professional (WELL AP) credential.
Congratulations to ESD's Andrew Lehrer and Javier Garcia on being selected for CSE's 40 Under 40 in 2014!
James Vallort was installed as vice president of ASHRAE at its 2014 Annual Conference on June 29 - July 2.
It's an exciting opportunity in our industry to have the ability to improve energy consumption and reliability with zero captial expenditures, zero debt, and zero construction and performance risk.
When TCO services are provided early in the real estate decision-making process, both the tenant and the other benefit.
M West Holding, LLC is a Silicon Valley-based real estate development and management company created through a joint venture partnership between San Francisco-based DivcoVest and ...
Tablets are quickly becoming a popular tool in performing business functions in many industries. Restaurants are using them as POS systems; car dealerships have incorporated them into their sales ...
The EPA’s Revamped Portfolio Manager Tool is Now Live! By: Aliza Skolnik July 30, 2013 The EPA’s revamped Portfolio Manager tool is now live! Portfolio Manager is a free online tool for ...
As the economy improves, there seems to be a growing concern corporations and companies are fleeing suburban campuses for the urban high-rise. Looking past the trend, these market dynamics foster ...
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats selected the FKI Tower in Seoul, South Korea as their June 2015 Featured Tall Building.
It was the largest tenant build-out Chicago has seen in at least a decade; but what does it take to design, schedule, and implement a project as massive as the Motorola Mobility Global Headquarters?
Using Kingdom Tower as a case study, supertall building expert Mehdi Jalayerian explains how building efficiency begins with an integrated design process.
Designed with Chicago-based architects and design builders Wight & Company, the Ping Tom Memorial Fieldhouse in Chicago’s Chinatown features sustainable systems ...
Forsythe Technology plans to design and build a state-of-the-art, 221,000 sf data center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
The project started with an empty shell in a mixed-use building. While this allowed Interface to design the space to their specific needs, it also meant that all MEP/FP systems had to be ...
Gavilon's new headquarters facility in Omaha, Nebraska provides space for up to 750 employees and incorporates technologies in an innovative manner to improve productivity and efficiency.
Thanks to the widespread accessibility of modern technology, today's seniors are coming of age with iPads and Kindle Readers. But large, sprawling senior living campuses typically have a difficult time maintaining a consistent cell signal from multiple carriers and may not have the bandwidth to meet the needs of their own installed systems.
In this month’s Building Design + Construction Magazine, find out how the Hillshire Corporate Headquarters Project – a fast-track project completed by ...