“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.
With the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), adopting common data standards is more important than ever.
Data center construction is soaring. Top technology and financial companies, along with others, want to get these facilities up and running yesterday. But the question always arises: How can the job get done faster and cheaper while still maintaining the highest level of quality?
The mergers & acquisitions (M&A) market for data centers was robust in 2016. So far in 2017, it is strong once again.
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.
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.
High Performance Computing (HPC) continues to rise, and it is inevitable that it will place demands on facilities. For instance, HPC administrators often get tasked at the last minute with planning data center needs.
Wasting energy is always a problem in buildings. But cost-effective best practices can mitigate the issue.
As the data centers market continues to grow and gain importance, so does the need for top-notch commissioning work at the facilities.
The hyperloop is getting greater exposure – a proposal to build a hyperloop transportation system in Colorado, in fact, won a global competition.
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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