Buildings and Leadership: COVID-19 and Beyond
During the coronavirus pandemic, building owners and developers need to make sure they have the best air-cleaning technologies for their HVAC systems, given there is evidence that airborne transmission of the virus is possible.
There is a lot for building and office managers to consider as employees return to the workplace.
When a new building opens, it is in perfect shape. Yet as the years go on, systems age, and building performance starts degrading.
We have been living through unprecedented times, and we know you have a lot of questions concerning your return to the workplace.
Technology has gone from a nice-to-have tool to one that is essential for business continuity during the pandemic.
What sustainability certification do I choose that also helps alleviate my COVID-19 concerns?
As people return to their offices, changes to air quality in the built environment will help create safer spaces.
Soon after many governing bodies throughout the United States enacted stay-at-home governance to flatten the curve of COVID-19, Crain’s Chicago Business published an article about Crimson Contagion – an emergency exercise developed by the federal government that took place in Chicago.
A major healthcare system in the Chicago area recently adopted a Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) platform as its standard and was starting to deploy the solution and train its first users.
Even with the best-laid plans, major events can turn everything sideways.
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.
In 2019, 151 North Franklin became the nation’s first WELL-certified Core & Shell v1 Gold high-rise.
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 challenge, data center executives are tasked with enormous challenges and opportunities.
Documents are crucial to the building process.
What will change in the world of commercial real estate as we return to work in the built environment?
The architecture, engineering and construction industry – commonly known as AEC – is having to adapt quickly to the pandemic, especially in the area of healthcare.
What will be the new development trends for buildings once the spread of COVID-19 weakens, and what will tenants be looking for?
The state of office design has seen a big impact, given the new need for social distancing.
Though many events have been canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, a handful have been able to march forward thanks to virtual staging.
As many in the United States are forced to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, a question arises: What tools are available to help us stay connected and productive?
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.
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.