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ESD Captures Award for Botanic Garden Work

ESD accepted the Illinois Chapter of ASHRAE 2016 Excellence in Engineering Technology award for our work on the Chicago Botanic Garden Learning Center during a ceremony in the Willis Tower December 6.

The Learning Center — a 26,700-square-foot education center filled with classrooms — opened in September. Natural light and rainwater harvesting are a big focus of the project, which also features rolling grassy hills on its front lawn. Among other work, ESD helped the Botanic Garden receive a significant amount of money for the $28-million structure via incentives and grants.