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Chicago Leads Fight to Address Climate Change

City Council approves new building code regulations making Chicago one of the first major cities in the U.S. to exceed the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). (Learn more about this new code.) 

International Audience Hears From ESD Expert About Cybersecurity Risks

An ASIS International webinar convened earlier this year focused on the risks associated with the increasingly complex and interconnected systems of modern smart building. (Learn more about Wolf’s presentation.)

Hear the News? ESD Adds Acoustical Engineering

ESD is adding acoustical design and consulting to our list of engineering services. Proper acoustics are important for all buildings and can affect tenants’ energy levels, wellbeing, and productivity. (Learn more about ESD acoustic services.)

Patel Presents Net Zero Definition and Targets

To develop a net zero plan for buildings, owners and operators need to understand the terminology and the different approaches that can be taken to achieve carbon neutrality. (Learn more about the Energy Efficiency Summit.)

CCHRB Seminar Focuses on Iconic High Rise Buildings

The Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) Annual Scholarship Seminar will feature presentations examining the renovations of three American landmarks—including Chicago’s Willis Tower, the site of ESD’s headquarters. (Learn more about the CCHRB Seminar.)

ESD Industry Leadership Highlighted in Article

The future of smart building technology and the role engineering design firms like ESD play in guiding its use is the focus of a new article in Crain’s Chicago Business magazine. (Read more about the interview in Crain’s.)

Panel Examines Future of Smart Cities

A group of industry experts will be discussing the key components that go into creating a “smart city” at this year’s Chicago Build 2022 Expo. (Learn more about Chicago Build 2022.)

Optimizing Project Execution Using BIM

ESD Digital Practice Leader Samir Abdelmawla joins a panel of industry experts to discuss how building information modeling (BIM) can help make construction projects go more smoothly. (Learn more about Chicago Build 2022.)

InfoComm 2022: Reviews and Reflections

InfoComm 2022 was billed as the most comprehensive event for audiovisual (AV) solutions that enable integrated experiences.  It didn’t disappoint. (Learn more about the latest technology trends.)