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Lehrer Sheds Light on Building Electrification

The Smart City Podcast is featuring ESD Practice Leader for High Performance Buildings Andrew Lehrer as it explores the catalysts sparking sustainability in the real estate industry and how electricity plays a key role in the process. (Listen to the Building Electrification podcast.)

Dipping on the Ebb and Flow of Intelligent Water Systems

Post-pandemic demands spark call for intelligent water systems that are safer and more efficient for building owners and occupants. (Learn more about intelligent water systems.)

Patel Joins Chicago Energy Transformation Code Panel

A recent event sponsored by AIA Chicago and the Illinois Green Alliance is the latest effort to shed light on the 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code that went into effect November 1, 2022 with additional requirements starting on January 1, 2023. (Learn more about the 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code.)

High School Students Sound Off on ESD Work-Study Program

Well into the year-long program, four students from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School reflect on the Corporate Work-Study Program aimed at providing college-bound students with a professional work experience. (Learn more about the Cristo Rey students.)

Technical Study Offers Window into Lobby Repositioning

As businesses continue to welcome the return of workers following a two-year pandemic shutdown, many are looking for ways to entice people back to the office. (Learn more about avoiding condensation headaches.)

A Practical Guide to Retro-Commissioning in the Age of Climate Change

Sustainability in the built environment is an expansive industry and currently enjoying its time in the spotlight due to increased pressures from communities and governmental bodies to combat climate change. From building design initiatives such as net zero and electrification to renewables and green building certifications, it can be a complicated and overwhelming field to navigate. (Learn more about the sustainable retro-commissioning.)

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.)