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.
ESD client Kerry was recognized in 2018 by the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign for installation of a new fault detection and diagnostics system at its facility in Beloit, Wis.
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?
It’s always good to get a chance to network with and learn from more than 11,000 global industry professionals in your field
Understanding how to approach monitoring-based commissioning for newly constructed facilities is always an important topic.
Starting this year, Chicago is enforcing the first citywide publicly posted energy rating for each building.
At ESD we believe that everyone has a role to play in order for us to be successful.
UL Cloud Certification helps mitigate risk for data center owners and operators by providing a set of criteria to increase end-user transparency, provider accountability and proper data center documentation.
Though some consider three a crowd, three is definitely a terrific learning opportunity when it involves ESD speakers.
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.
How will the growing wellness-in-the-workplace movement affect the commercial real estate sector?
For decades, ESD and UL crossed paths out in the field. Their executives knew each other. And finally, in 2017, they united to provide a big need in the data center industry.
Being voted into a Hall of Fame is a top honor in any profession.