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.)
Chicago is a leader in sustainability. Within the past year, the city has experienced a couple of new updates relating to building energy including changes in ENERGY STAR scores and Chicago’s new energy rating system.
Samantha Davidson and Marie Curatolo explain the importance of these changes in “Let’s Talk Energy: ENERGY STAR Ratings and City of Chicago Energy Rating System” on the BOMA Chicago Web site. They explain why most commercial office buildings throughout Chicago may have been hit harder than expected with their new ENERGY STAR scores, details regarding the Chicago Energy Rating System and why it’s being implemented, and how buildings can take action moving forward.