Occupant health and well-being continues to be a trending topic in today’s workplace design industry. With people spending more than 90% of their time indoors, and the lion’s share of business-related expenses tied to employee salary and benefits, research is highlighting the importance of an improved workplace.
The methodology behind ESD’s integrated design approach is to establish performance goals for a project, design for the climate, reducethermal loads, use energy-efficient systems and apply best technologies.
The Richard J. Daley Center is the first government-owned building in Chicago to use LEED v4.1 – released this past March – for recertification. Thanks to this new path, the building is now certified LEED EB:O+M Gold, up from Silver in 2012.