Managing Director

Jim Sauvageau’s style is to identify and understand challenges in a project and then collaborate with the team to develop creative solutions. He prioritizes finding best-suited talent with which to compose the mission critical facilities project team. He demonstrates resiliency and sound judgment in dealing with business challenges and takes personal accountability for upholding ESD’s reputation.

Awards/Publications/Presentations

  • Engineering and Security Roundtable panel. Bisnow DICE Data Center Conference & Expo. June 2014.
  • Data Center Design and Build Roundtable Bisnow Data Center Investment Conference and Expo. Washington, DC. June 2013.
  • Region VI First Place Award for Category IV – Industrial Facilities or Processes – New, ASHRAE 2014 Technology Award, Digital Realty Chicago Datacampus – Franklin Park, Illinois.
  • Engineering and Security Roundtable panel. Bisnow DICE Data Center Conference & Expo. June 2014.
  • Excellence in Engineering Award. ASHRAE Illinois Chapter. Data Realty. 2012.
  • Excellence in Engineering Award. ASHRAE Illinois Chapter. WMS Gaming 2012.
  • Technology Award. ASHRAE. 353 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois. 2010.
  • Excellence in Engineering Award. ASHRAE Illinois Chapter. HSBC Mettawa. 2010.
  • Green Development of the Year. NAIOP. HSBC Mettawa. 2009.
  • Green Development of the Year. NAIOP. HSBC Mettawa. 2008.
  • Sustainable Design Awards. Construction Week Awards. Masdar Headquarters. 2008.
  • Environmental Award. Cityscape Architectural Awards. Masdar Headquarters. 2008.
  • Green Project of the Year. Middle East Architect Awards. Masdar Headquarters. 2008.
  • New Construction Suburbs (Merit Award). Chicago Building Congress. Calamos Headquarters. 2007.
  • Award of Recognition. Rehab Construction. Chicago Building Congress. Shedd Aquarium, Amazon Rising. 2001.