Companies across the United States could save roughly $1 billion annually in energy costs by replacing 10-to-20-ton rooftop air conditioning units (RTU) with ones that meet the high performance RTU specification.
Wireless connectivity is an integral part of today’s workplace. Reliable in-building coverage is as important to the occupant as basic utilities and will become a market necessity over the next couple of years.
Every building needs mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. But with a massive project like the Jeddah Tower, slated to be the world’s tallest building, the planning and installation of these systems is a gargantuan undertaking.
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia is designed to be the world’s tallest building. ESD’s High Performance Building Team and Technology Services Group has been involved in the project, providing integrated consulting engineering services for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, teledata, audio/visual, security and acoustics systems.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) technical guides – featuring glossy pages with colorful graphics – are avidly read by those in the tall-building industry. And the next one is starting to take shape.