While ESD is being recognized for its outstanding work and contributions to the community, the Greater Chicago Food Depository was the real winner at the recent 35th Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards gala. (Learn more about the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards.)
Throughout its 50-year history, ESD has been involved in a number of important innovations.
For instance, people take for granted that commercial office buildings will be cool when needed, but ESD’s engineering work with Unicom Thermal Technologies’ two chilled-water plants in the 1990s broke new ground.
The facilities – the largest ice-based district cooling system in the world at the time, which served more than 8 million square feet of commercial office space and involved 25,000 tons of cooling – featured advanced technology that sent chilled water to a building before returning it warm to the facilities to be chilled again. The process eliminated ozone-depleting refrigerants.
Find out more about ESD’s innovations by checking out our 50th anniversary e-book.