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G/BA Evanston to host ‘Big Data and the Sustainable Lab’ on June 26

June 7

G/BA Evanston to host ‘Big Data and the Sustainable Lab’ on June 26

Leaders in the design, engineering, and commissioning field will explore the promise of data analytics for creating high-performance labs in a Windy City I2SL educational event to be held Monday, June 26, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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Loaner Bike Encourages Pedaling to Meetings

May 22

Loaner Bike Encourages Pedaling to Meetings

Bike-commuting systems, such as Chicago's DIVVY system, are prompting more people to use two-wheeled transportation —even if they don’t have their own bikes handy. Echoing this popular trend, G/BA Evanston has purchased its first loaner bike to help staff handle nearby travel in a healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable way. 

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G/BA Expands Services to the Orlando Region

April 18

G/BA Expands Services to the Orlando Region

G/BA has opened a Florida office in the Orlando area. Under the leadership of Jeffrey K. Conner, P.E., ASHRAE Life Member, LEED AP, CCP, BCxP, the office provides commissioning, retro-commissioning, and energy management services.

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G/BA’s Latest Sustainability Report Released

March 13

G/BA’s Latest Sustainability Report Released

Grumman/Butkus continues documenting its efforts to "walk the walk" of sustainability with the release of its annual Sustainability Report.

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Join Windy City I2SL for March 30 Educational Event on Optimizing Lab Exhaust

February 28

Join Windy City I2SL for March 30 Educational Event on Optimizing Lab Exhaust

As part of a periodic series of events focused on more sustainable lab design, engineering, and operations, the Windy City Chapter of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories will host a presentation at the University of Illinois-Chicago on Thursday, March 30.

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G/BA releases 2016 Edition of Hospital Energy + Water Survey

February 9

G/BA releases 2016 Edition of Hospital Energy + Water Survey

Grumman/Butkus Associates has released the latest edition of its annual Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey, focusing on usage and costs for fossil fuels, electricity, and water/sewer.

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Save Energy, Improve Safety With Lab Freezer Challenge

December 29

Save Energy, Improve Safety With Lab Freezer Challenge

The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and My Green Lab, two sustainability-focused nonprofits, have teamed up to coordinate the 2017 North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge.

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G/BA Promotes Two Engineers

December 15

G/BA Promotes Two Engineers

Promoted to Vice President was former Associate Vice President Jonathan E. Gehrt, P.E., LEED AP. Former Senior Project Engineer Randall Steckman, P.E, is now Project Manager.

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ASHRAE Illinois Honors Three G/BA Projects for Engineering Excellence

December 7

ASHRAE Illinois Honors Three G/BA Projects for Engineering Excellence

G/BA's work at a hospital, commercial property, and university lab was recently honored with the 2016 Excellence in Engineering award by the Illinois Chapter of ASHRAE.

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G/BA Helps Educate Evanston Building Owners at Municipal Workshop

November 29

G/BA Helps Educate Evanston Building Owners at Municipal Workshop

A free energy and water benchmarking workshop for Evanston building owners and managers is scheduled for December 6.

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G/BA Staff Raises Men’s Health Awareness

November 9

G/BA Staff Raises Men’s Health Awareness

Throughout November, Grumman/Butkus Associates is proudly participating in the Movember Foundation’s annual Movember campaign.

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AIA Honors Y.O.U. Facility for Innovation

October 19

AIA Honors Y.O.U. Facility for Innovation

Evanston nonprofit project includes commissioning by G/BA; People's Choice voting under way.

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Big Ten & Friends Conference Includes G/BA Speakers

October 7

Big Ten & Friends Conference Includes G/BA Speakers

Grumman/Butkus Associates' Chairman Dan Doyle and President Chad Luning will join two of the firm's key higher ed clients for presentations at the Big Ten & Friends Mechanical & Energy Conference, to be held in Champaign, IL, from Sunday, Oct. 9, to Wednesday, Oct. 12. 

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G/BA Promotes Two Engineers

September 2

G/BA Promotes Two Engineers

Jordan Martin, P.E., LEED AP, and Andrew "Drew" Kuzan, P.E., LEED AP, have been promoted to new positions at Grumman/Butkus Associates.

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Certified Commissioning Professional Program Now ANSI-Accredited

July 22

Certified Commissioning Professional Program Now ANSI-Accredited

In a key step toward further professionalization of the commissioning field, ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, has accredited the Building Commissioning Certification Board’s Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) credential.

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Create safer, more sustainable labs with advice from experts Matt Gudorf and Tom Smith

June 29

Create safer, more sustainable labs with advice from experts Matt Gudorf and Tom Smith

Northwestern University and the Windy City chapter of I2SL will sponsor a one-day seminar, "Operating a Smarter, Safer Lab," on August 9 in Chicago.

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