ESD contributes to communities through our direct work, civic involvement, and philanthropic activities.

Our team is involved with many organizations and associations that contribute to improving society. ESD offers support directly and indirectly to many organizations with missions touching many of our lives in a personal manner.

Our Outreach Committee is led by employees and supported by the executive team to expand our reach through contributions of time, talent, and funds to these organizations over the years.

  • American Red Cross
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (through ‘Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes’ + Fundraiser)
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc.
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Special Olympics
  • Huntington’s Disease Society of America
  • Autism Speaks
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository (through CANstruction, Corporate Food Drive and Brown Bag Challenge Events + Fundraisers)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • American Cancer Society (through ‘Walk & Roll’ and ‘Relay for Life’ Charity Walks + Fundraisers)
  • LiveStrong – Lance Armstrong Foundation
  • Project Linus
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (through ‘Light the Night’ Charity Walk + Fundraiser)
  • Vital Bridges
  • United States Postal Service “Dear Santa” Program
  • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Hands of Hope
  • DIFFA/Chicago (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS)
  • Cubs Care
  • Anti-Cruelty Society
  • Oxfam International
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” Program
  • Special Olympics – Illinois (through Aeron Hockey Tournament + Fundraiser)
  • National Marfan Foundation (NMF)
  • Shelter Box
  • Advocate’s Childhood Trauma Treatment Program (CTTP) through Raj Gupta’s Charity “Golfing for Good
  • Climate Cycle (through ‘Ride to Recharge’ Charity Bike Race + Fundraiser)
  • City of Hope
  • buildOn Youth in Service Programs
  • Salvation Army
  • Fraxa Research Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association "Ride for Life"

Our people are involved with many professional organizations and make contributions through active participation on civic committees, through publishing, presentations, and offering expert insight as panelists. Examples include:

Magazines / Media Outlets

  • Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine
  • Building Design & Construction Magazine
  • Mission Critical Facilities Magazine
  • Bisnow Media
  • IMN
  • FIA
  • BOMA

Professional Associations

  • ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Associations) 
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineer)
  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.) 
  • ASHE (American Society of Healthcare Engineering)
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security)
  • ASPE (American Society of Plumbing Engineers)
  • ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers)
  • ASES (American Solar Energy Society) 
  • ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) 
  • AEE (Association of Energy Engineers)
  • BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Services International)
  • CABA (Continental Automated Buildings Association)
  • CSA (Canadian Standards Association) 
  • CISPI (Cast Iron Soils Pipe Institute)
  • CCHRB (Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings)
  • GBI (Green Building Initiative) 
  • GSHPA (Ground Source Heat Pump Association)
  • IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America)
  • ISSA (Information Systems Security Association)
  • ITSC (Information Technology Security Council within ASIS)
  • IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials)
  • IEEE (International Electronic and Electrical Engineers Association)
  • ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
  • ISAS (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society)
  • NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying)
  • NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
  • NFPA (National Fluid Power Association)
  • SFPE (Society of Fire Protection Engineers)
  • USGBC – LEED (United States Green Building Council)

Registrations / Certifications​

  • CEM (Certified Energy Manager)
  • BICSI Registered Network Transport Systems (NTS) Specialist
  • CBCP (Certified Building Commissioning Professionals)
  • CFPS (Certified Fire Protection Specialists)
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • CPD (Certified Plumbing Designers)
  • CPP (Certified Protection Professional)
  • CSDP (Certified Sustainable Development Professional)
  • LEED AP (LEED Accredited Professionals)
  • RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer)
  • PE (Registered Professional Engineers)
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