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Brehm Sparks Conversation about EV Charging Infrastructure

Senior Commissioning Authority Aleksandr Brehm discusses the growing role of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in new building construction during a recent interview with Le monde de l’électricité en ligne (The World of Electricity Online). (Learn more about EV charging infrastructure.)

Menges Reviews Green Building Codes Across the Nation

From coast to coast, more and more state and local governments are implementing green building codes to decrease the built environment’s impact on climate change. (Learn more about green building initiatives.)

ESD Tall Building Experts Jalayerian and Jensen Talk Systems

Innovation was the focus of a workshop session led by Senior Managing Director Mehdi Jalayerian and High Performance Buildings Studio Leader Tyler Jensen during a recent conference sponsored by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). (Learn more about stack effect.)

ESD Innovation Fest Returns

After a worldwide pandemic-induced hiatus, three teams from different groups and specialties gathered to share innovative ideas on this year’s theme of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). (Learn more about Innovation Fest 2022.)

Dipping Examines Proper Sizing for Water Systems

In his latest column for Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer magazine, ESD Technical Director for Plumbing Engineering James Dipping says selecting the correct pipe size for a facility is no longer as simple as looking at a chart. (Learn more about proper pipe sizing.)

Patel Focuses on Heart(land) of Decarbonization

Climate change is a worldwide problem with roots at a local level. In a recent article for Real Estate (RE) Journals, ESD Practice Leader for Commissioning and Energy+Eco Saagar Patel examines the building industry in the Midwest and its role in decarbonization. (Read about Patel’s article here.)

Menges Article Focuses on Green Building Codes

So-called “green building” strategies can be seen coast to coast in the U.S. as state and local governments work to decrease negative impacts on the environment. (Learn more about Green Building Codes.)

Insider’s Look at Chicago Life Sciences Building

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Chicago is hosting an upcoming “Life Science Roundtable, Tour & Happy Hour” featuring a discussion and exclusive visit to one of the city’s new life sciences building at 400 North Aberdeen. (Learn more about Lehrer’s panel.)

Data Center Designers Advised to Keep It Cool

ESD data center designers co-author a review of ASHRAE guidelines and standards they say can serve as a roadmap to planning air distribution systems for modern data centers. (Learn more about data center air distribution.)

Wolf Warns of Cybersecurity Threats to Real Estate Industry

How vulnerable are commercial and institutional real estate buildings to cyberattacks? (Learn more about Wolf’s cybersecurity advice.)