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High Rise Buildings

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.

Leadership in Building Health and Safety Recognized

ESD’s Willis Tower headquarters has successfully recertified its WELL Health-Safety Rating for another year. (Read More)

Avoiding Hot Water Issues

The January meeting of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Chicago Chapter will feature a presentation on scald prevention due to the industry’s shift away from low-temperature hot water distribution. (Read More)

Smarter Water for Smart Buildings

James Dipping argues it is time to move the monitoring of water safety and temperature out of the mechanical room and place it throughout the plumbing system. (Read More)

How Single Pair Ethernet Can Simplify Your Data Network

Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is exactly what it sounds like, an Ethernet cable that has one twisted pair of copper conductors rather than the usual four. (Read More)

ESD Earns Multiple Illinois ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Awards

Recognized for outstanding engineering, three different ESD projects were awarded 2021 Illinois ASHRAE Technology Awards. (Read More)

Wi-Fi 6 Upgrade: The Time is Now

Faster speeds, more stability, better performance, and greater security are just some of the benefits to end user experiences promised by the latest release of 802.11ax, better known as Wi-Fi 6. (Read More)

Commercial Real Estate Sustainability: 2022 Outlook

In just a few short years, the term “net zero” has evolved from its birthplace in the halls of scientific academia to take its place in the spotlight of public discussions about mitigating the dangers of climate change. (Read More)

Why Now Is the Best Time for Building Owners to Upgrade to Wi-Fi 6

The latest release of 802.11ax, better known as Wi-Fi 6, promises to improve end user experiences with faster speeds, more stability, better performance, and greater security, making now the right time to implement the next generation of wireless connectivity for your facility. (Read More)