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Energy+Eco

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.)

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.)

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 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.)

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.)

Green Buildings: Making the Commute Worthwhile

ESD Practice Leader for Commissioning and Energy+Eco Saagar Patel is presenting at the Greenbuild International Conference + Expo, an event specifically designed to keep participants at the forefront of sustainability efforts in the building industry. (Learn more about this event.)