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Habitat for Humanity Helping Hands

ESD volunteers continue a tradition of support with two teams working to raise money and homes for this year’s Habitat for Humanity Chicago Women Build event. (Learn more about Habitat for Humanity Chicago’s Women Build.)

Optimizing Project Execution Using BIM

ESD Digital Practice Leader Samir Abdelmawla joins a panel of industry experts to discuss how building information modeling (BIM) can help make construction projects go more smoothly. (Learn more about Chicago Build 2022.)

Dipping Outlines Why Everyone Should Care About the Dangers of Legionella

Writing for Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer magazine, ESD Technical Director for Plumbing Engineering James Dipping presents a series of facts everyone—especially plumbing professionals—should know to keep water safe. (Read James Dipping’s latest column.)

InfoComm 2022: Reviews and Reflections

InfoComm 2022 was billed as the most comprehensive event for audiovisual (AV) solutions that enable integrated experiences.  It didn’t disappoint. (Learn more about the latest technology trends.)

How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Aging Facilities

Chicago is well on its way to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050. A panel at this year’s Chicago Build Expo will examine how making older buildings more energy efficient can significantly advance this effort. (Learn more about the Build Chicago 2022 session.)

Brown Walks Attendees Through Smart Buildings Summit

ESD Practice Leader for Automation Steve Brown recently shared insights on what goes into creating an intelligent building with the latest connected systems, sensors, and safeguards. (Learn more about smart building tech.)

Lehrer Shares Creative Side to Engineering

Designing for today’s built environment requires imagination, unconventional thinking, and the ability to solve engineering problems in new ways. (Listen to the podcast.)

Dipping Offers Views on Improving Health and Efficiency With Intelligent Water Systems

ESD plumbing engineer expert explores how smart water systems save resources and protect consumers from pathogens, including those that lead to Legionnaires’ disease. (Read more about intelligent water systems.)

Wolf Presents Hidden Cybersecurity Risks to Building Systems

ESD expert is slated to present at an ASIS International webinar focused on the risks associated with the increasingly complex and interconnected systems of modern smart buildings. (Learn more about cybersecurity webinar.)

High School Addition Is Top of the Class for Net Zero Buildings

Illinois Green + Chicago Living Future will be hosting a guided tour of the first verified net zero building in the state of Illinois. (Learn more about this net zero building tour.)