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COVID-19 Resource

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.)

Patel on Reducing Expenses with Retro-Commissioning

As offices rebound from the global pandemic, ESD’s Practice Leader for Commissioning and Energy+Eco Saagar Patel says now may be the perfect time to reevaluate office systems. (Read more about the benefits of retro-commissioning.)

Patel Article Asks the Right Questions About Return-to-Office Energy Efficiency

FacilitiesNet, the online magazine of Building Operating Management (BOM), recently published an article by ESD Commissioning and Energy+Eco Operations Director Saagar Patel that explains why this may be the right time to reexamine the efficiency of building systems. (Read Saagar’s article about return-to-office reviews.)


Office Technology Advice for Attorneys That Should Be on Everyone’s Docket

ESD Operations Director for Technology Jeff Drenovsky co-authors white paper for law offices looking to return to a post-pandemic environment. But his observations apply to building owners and managers across all industries. (Learn how integrated technology improves your workspace.)

Jensen Joins Roundtable to Discuss Changes in Post-COVID Office Buildings

Consulting and Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine recently hosted a roundtable of industry experts to discuss how employee health and safety is changing the way office buildings are designed in a post-pandemic environment. (Read roundtable discussion.)

Jalayerian to Present on Improving Indoor Air Quality and Occupant Health

After almost two years of pandemic shutdowns, building designers, owners, and operators are looking for ways to make the return to offices safer and healthier for occupants. Improving air handling systems plays a key role. (Read more about improving indoor air quality and occupant health.)

Home-Spoke-Hub: Emerging Technologies for a Future Workspace

As businesses return to whatever “normal” is after two years of pandemic disruption, they are finding it might not be as easy as opening doors and welcoming employees back to the traditional office. How we view the workplace is changing. (Learn more about the Home-Spoke-Hub model of the future.)

Zoom vs. Teams: What is the Best Choice for Your Video Conferencing and Collaboration Needs?

While there are any number of online tools that offer video conferencing and online collaboration, two seem to dominate the cyber landscape: Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Is one better than the other for your business needs? (Learn Which is Best for You)

Shedding Light on Post-Pandemic Offices: 8 Items to Consider Updating for Lighting Controls

Lighting fixtures and their associated controls play an integral part in commercial office interior design. An efficient lighting control design can help building owners save money, simplify operations, and improve the comfort and satisfaction of occupants.