As the world depends more every day on the smooth operation of data centers, the importance of retro-commissioning — where commissioning processes are applied to an existing system with the intent of improving the resiliency and efficiency of its operation — has never been greater.
In its previous space, The Warranty Group – which is part of Assurant – faced growing pains. The client’s goals for the new space at 175 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago included adding office space for its growing Chicago presence, to complete an executive restroom near the boardroom, to maintain a separate space for a sub-tenant – and to achieve all of this within a tight 12-week construction schedule.
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.