“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.
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.
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.
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.