There can be much to manage in a mission critical commissioning project. Digitizing commissioning can be a big help on many levels.
I’ve recently joked that large action against climate change would occur when Major League Baseball decided it had had enough with snowy April games and invested money to mitigate them.
The main entrance to a commercial office building plays an important part in establishing the building’s identity. One important element of that identity is security.
5G is here! The next generation wireless technology features increased connectivity, data volume and transfer speeds. Building owners and operators should consider 5G adoption – or risk being left behind.
Maximizing efficiency, both in construction and in ongoing operations, is crucial for high-performance computing (HPC) data center facilities.
Within a short time frame, hyperscale data centers have gone from being designed with a typical wholesale data center layout to industrial-level design.
Over the years, the data center wholesale market has catered to the enterprise user, which is a completely different buyer than the cloud providers.
The next generation of mobile broadband is here! 5G will feature increased connectivity, data volume and transfer speeds to the nth degree. Building owners and operators will need to prepare for this new technology – or risk being left behind.
Building and maintaining a trading floor is expensive for financial firms. Should companies choose to spend more money by installing Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems?
Engineers are skilled at thinking logically, designing technical solutions and focusing intently on their field. Thanks to them, many of the benefits we enjoy in the 21st century – comfortable office buildings and high-speed smartphones, to name a few – are common around the world.
Smart buildings – ones connected by the Internet of Things to make effective decisions – increase energy efficiency and decrease the chance of detrimental environmental impacts.
The smart building market is expected to grow to nearly $60 billion by 2025 from only $8.7 billion a few years ago, according to Brandessence Market Research.
Combating theft of company data is an increasingly essential part of our interconnected world.
In the spirit of advancing the WELL community, the ESD Energy+Eco team will share our WELL experience and lessons learned during a webinar.
Technology trends usher in new opportunities within the built environment and connected workplace. It is important for businesses and customers to understand what’s next in the digital world.
Appropriately enough, Women of Willis – a group started by ESD’s Julie Lardenoit and others – hosted its first event of 2020 in ESD’s Willis Tower space.
Giving back is a proud tradition at ESD. And one of the biggest ways we help those in need is through Golfing for Good, ESD’s annual campaign to support youth in our community.
It’s always good to connect face-to-face with members of the telecommunications industry.
Stack effect significantly impacts the performance of HVAC systems and hampers building energy performance, especially in harsh climatic conditions.
The global smart building market is expected to reach $79 billion in 2025. That means it’s a good time for Intelligent Building colleagues to gather and share insights, as many clients will be demanding their services soon.
Chicago passed an energy benchmarking ordinance in 2013 that requires all commercial and residential buildings over 50,000 square feet to report their whole building energy consumption through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to the city on an annual basis.
It’s always great when team members volunteer to help an industry group.
The technology industry is booming in Chicago. And cohesion – spun out of ESD in 2018 as an independent technology firm – has been recognized as an important part of that burgeoning upswing.
Imagine building a hockey rink in a 1970s shopping mall. Or, conversely, building retail shops inside an aging hockey rink.
At a women’s networking event, ESD’s Julie DeNardis Lardenoit met another woman from United who also worked at Willis Tower. Together, they decided to create Women of Willis, a network supporting women at Willis Tower and to create a community within the building.
Serious college students love to keep learning even during a vacation – and ESD is always happy to serve as a guide to buoy their knowledge.
When an alma mater wants you to be significantly involved in the school long after you’ve graduated, that’s an honor.
ESD’s High Performance Building projects have encompassed some of the best known buildings in the world, from the Akhmat Tower in Russia to the Zurich North America Headquarters outside of Chicago.
ESD has seen solid growth in its mission critical work – a fact noted by a national publication.
Steve Fink has joined ESD in the role of Practice Leader – Financial Services.