Data center capacity has been increasing at a fast rate around the world. But plenty of challenges exist that put into question the sustainability of the boom.
Advanced, high-performance data centers are the rage. But what unique challenges do these massive projects face, and how are engineers designing data centers to keep costs down?
When power doesn’t work, lives can be disrupted.
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.
No two hyperscale tenants are alike. So what are the best ways to develop winning proposals that appeal to a range of clients who differ in many ways?
An energy audit is the cornerstone of any building’s energy management program. A thorough energy audit is the cornerstone of any building’s successful energy management program.
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?
Wireless connectivity is an integral part of today’s workplace. Reliable in-building coverage is as important to the occupant as basic utilities and will become a market necessity over the next couple of years.
Every building needs mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. But with a massive project like the Jeddah Tower, slated to be the world’s tallest building, the planning and installation of these systems is a gargantuan undertaking.
While some design elements differ from one hyperscale data center client to another, there are basic elements that are common with most hyperscale clients.
Giving back is a value ESD always embraces. And Asali Locke-Ellison is a champion volunteer.
It’s always good to connect face-to-face with members of the health care facility management field.
In the last two years, Jim Vallort has conducted presentations in Greece, Malaysia and other global hot spots. Finally, he showed up to give his insightful talks within driving range of ESD’s Willis Tower headquarters.
Today’s controllers are more than introverted number-crunchers. Chief financial officers need them to evolve into business-savvy and tech-savvy leaders.
ESD is committed to the future of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Annual water usage of data centers in the United States will reach 174 billion gallons in 2020, equivalent to the annual drinking water needs of over 600 million people.
He’s presented in Malaysia this year. He’s talked in Hong Kong. So of course the next logical stop on the Jim Vallort ASHRAE tour is … a golf course in Omaha.
When you’re an OfficeNinjas All-Star, people want to know your secrets to success.
Documents are crucial to the building process.
Engineers are often focused on project details. What is the best way for others to get their attention?
COHESION, an intelligent building software company, announced its launch in The John Buck Company’s 155 North Wacker skyscraper in downtown Chicago this week.
The ACE Chicago Mentor Program takes a hands-on approach to helping students learn about careers in architecture, construction, engineering and related professions.
It’s great when a for-profit firm and non-profit organization can collaborate and learn from each other.
ESD always enjoys promoting from within. This year, 21 employees have moved up at the firm – and three of those employees were promoted to Level 5.
Occupant health and well-being continues to be a trending topic in today’s workplace design industry. With people spending more than 90% of their time indoors, and the lion’s share of business-related expenses tied to employee salary and benefits, research is highlighting the importance of an improved workplace.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) technical guides – featuring glossy pages with colorful graphics – are avidly read by those in the tall-building industry. And the next one is starting to take shape.
The commercial real estate industry, unfortunately, is a popular spot among hackers.
Steve Monforton has a distinguished career in the Chicago electric industry. And now, his success has been recognized.
Noted in the 2018 CSE Commissioning Giants report is that the top 25 companies generated more than $240 million in revenue.
Data centers have historically faced over-engineering at several phases of the certification process, from the early design of the facility to the adoption of emerging technologies.