As building owners, operators, and developers adapt to a hybrid work model, creating a welcoming office space is more important than ever. In an article for Propmodo’s Perspectives series, ESD now Stantec Senior Acoustics Project Manager Scott Hamilton shares his views on the evolution of the open office and why acoustics play such a critical role to the health, comfort, and productivity of returning workers. (Learn more about open office design.)
Starting this year, Chicago buildings will be required to post their energy rating in a prominent location under the new City of Chicago Energy Rating System. What steps can buildings take in an effort to increase their rating?
Samantha Davidson outlines four best practices to improve a building’s energy-rating score in the article “Is your facility four-star worthy?” for the Illinois Real Estate Journal. Re-evaluating building hours and retrofitting lighting to include LEDS are among the suggestions the energy expert offers.