Buildings and Leadership: COVID-19 and Beyond
Data centers are expensive, so it’s always good news when their operators can reduce expenses without harming quality.
With concerns about the safety of returning to the workplace at the top of mind of employees and employers, the need to create healthier spaces by minimizing (or even eliminating when possible) communal surface touchpoints continues to gain further interest.
Rapidly turning a convention center into a makeshift health-care facility during a pandemic is no easy task.
Like other buildings, government buildings are not immune to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On occasion, they need to be transformed from their original purpose.
Nicki Bartels, office manager, ESD, shares how she approached developing guidelines while preparing offices to welcome people back in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
Giving workers who are returning to office buildings a sense of comfort is extremely important for their morale amid the pandemic.
The 2019 Title 24 Energy Code is changing the way California buildings will be constructed in the post-COVID-19 world.
The past few months have shined a spotlight on the pains of uniting a remote workforce in terms of communication, collaboration and effectiveness.
This spring, schools were forced to adjust to the pandemic.
The pandemic has tested the productivity, efficiency, and infrastructure systems to support customer-experience continuity across industries and has opened the door for employees and thought leaders to accelerate AI and ML initiatives, update infrastructure to support a distributed workforce and seek ways to bring their teams together.
Energy use in tall commercial buildings has declined steadily for decades, in part because innovative measures and stricter codes have helped optimize energy performance.
How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect occupancy needs, planning and future commitments for not-for-profit organizations?
Technology’s role in commercial real estate is always evolving. How is it affecting projects today?
As employees return to their corporate offices, they want to know if the air they breathe will infect them with the coronavirus.
COVID-19 is a watershed moment for office design. It is a perfect time to rethink assumptions and discuss what the future might look like.
Tall buildings are large energy consumers, including both embodied energy and operational energy. How can this energy consumption be kept at a minimum – or even reach net zero?
Long-held assumptions about the best ways to set up corporate office space have been upended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Although some are still trying to understand how the pandemic will reshape the workplace, many professionals do see the value in touchless technologies and are already implementing these technologies in their buildings.
With little time to get their properties prepared for tenants coming back to work, building managers need solutions quickly.
Building managers and engineers are under intense pressure to get their properties prepared for anxious tenants coming back to work. And ESD is here to help them.
For many years, ESD – an international leader in the engineering design of high-performance buildings, mission critical facilities and workplaces – worked on projects in New York City.
Cohesion, a SaaS platform spun out of ESD to optimize building performance drivers for real estate owners and operators, raised funding from high-profile investors.
Nearly half a century ago, when compasses, drafting tools and pencils filled the office and personal computer screens were but a dream, Larry Dykstra joined ESD.
Given the pandemic, it’s the right time to deploy a state-of-the-art indoor air quality (IAQ) program.
The health, safety and welfare of our community is paramount to ESD.
CREW Chicago is dedicated to advancing the success of women in commercial real estate. And its newest member is excited to help CREW achieve its mission.
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.