Chicago is a leader in sustainability. Within the past year, the city has experienced a couple of new updates relating to building energy including changes in ENERGY STAR scores and Chicago's new energy rating system.
Starting this year, Chicago buildings will be required to post their energy rating in a prominent location under the new City of Chicago Energy Rating System. What steps can buildings take in an effort to increase their rating?
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia is designed to be the world’s tallest building. ESD’s High Performance Building Team and Technology Services Group has been involved in the project, providing integrated consulting engineering services for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, teledata, audio/visual, security and acoustics systems.
Building Information Models (BIMs) are important to building performance optimization. To secure a future of reduced energy use and environmental impacts, cultivating a technology-embracing community is key in developing and maintaining successful BIM programs at universities.