71 results for “Environmental Systems Design”
Multifamily V Michigan

Grand Rapids apartment complex adds 308 solar panels

St. James Apartments and Townhomes, an affordable supportive housing development in Grand Rapids, Michigan, completed the installation of 308 solar panels capable of generating 125,000 kilowatt hours per year, Genesis Non-Profit Housing Corporation and Colliers International|West Michigan announced.

CRE N Illinois

Building a case for design-build

| Matt Baker

There’s been a revision of late to the process of designing and constructing commercial properties. And it’s almost a return to form, as the design-build method that has been gaining traction emulates the days of the Master Builder.

Office N Illinois

Doing WELL at 500 feet

| Tim Zelazny, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, AIA, CPHC, BECxP

In June 2019, 151 North Franklin became the nation’s first WELL-certified Core & Shell v1 Gold high-rise. Unlike LEED which focuses on reducing a building’s environmental footprint, WELL takes a hard look at improving occupant health and wellness with continued, verified performance. As stewards of their indoor and outdoor environment, 151 …

Office N Illinois

Skender completes office interior for Corix Group of Companies

Skender, serving as general contractor, recently completed the 30,000-square-foot interior build-out at 500 W. Monroe Street for Corix Group of Companies. The water, wastewater and energy utility firm consolidated its offices across North America to downtown Chicago. The new offices will immediately house approximately 70 employees.

Industrial N Illinois

Stormwater detention: The new convention

| Matt Baker

There is one unifying concern on every industrial project that goes up in Chicago, whether it be a redeveloped infill warehouse or a new million-square-foot logistics center: water. Every site must include stormwater mitigation into the design to meet strict environmental regulations.

CRE N Illinois

What’s really included in a tenant improvement allowance?

| Ashlee Pforr

Companies planning to move their offices have plenty of factors to consider, including whether to move into a new building or renovate a space in an older building. In either scenario, building owners offer tenant improvement (TI) allowances to help with the cost of making the space your own.

CRE N Illinois

Illinois tops the nation with most LEED green buildings, per USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of top 10 states for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system. For the first time since 2015, Illinois came in first on the list of states based on the number of LEED-certified square feet per person.

Office N Illinois

Earles Architects designs space for U of C in NBC Tower

Earles Architects and Associates (EAA) has completed the design on a new education space at NBC Tower, 455 Cityfront Plaza Drive in Chicago. The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, which is based at 1427 E. 60th Street on the university’s Hyde Park campus, is adding supplemental space on the 2…

Industrial N Illinois

Industrial Insider: The rise of data centers

| Elise A. Couston, SIOR

This month, the Industrial Insider will explore the rise of data centers. As the property type continues to experience double-digit growth and we expect that this type of development will continue to expand well into the next decade.

Office N Illinois

Smarter spaces: ESD’s new Chicago office is a living lab

| Matt Baker

Earlier this year, ESD moved into Chicago’s Willis Tower, a relocation conducted in part to attract and retain new talent to the 51-year-old engineering design firm. But walking through the space, it’s obvious that hiring young professionals isn’t the extent of the company’s future-proofing.