Impressed by UL’s strong market share in the data center industry, manufacturers have been requesting to become involved with the UL Cloud Certification program that the company collaborated on with ESD and launched this year.
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.
On many construction projects, controls systems will be one of the most complex facets of the build. They frequently involve a single central system that must communicate with and control numerous different pieces of equipment that are expected to play nice with one another.
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.