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.)
Water penetration and condensation can cripple a building – especially data centers.
What can be done to mitigate the risk? Tim Zelazny points out the benefits of building envelope commissioning (BECx) in his article “Mission Critical Operation Water Damage Control” for Mission Critical magazine. Zelazny notes that BECx is a low-cost additional service when compared to the cost of a down facility, helps create a quality building from design through occupancy and is worth 2 LEED points under LEED v4.