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EPA ozone ruling may require action by Chicagoland organizations

July 7

EPA ozone ruling may require action by Chicagoland organizations

Effective Sept. 23, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reclassified Chicago’s ozone nonattainment status from “moderate” to “serious.” Affected counties and townships in Illinois include Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will, Aux Sable, Goose Lake, and Oswego.

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Mission Possible: Shuttered Hospital to COVID Surge Facility in Three Weeks

June 11

Mission Possible: Shuttered Hospital to COVID Surge Facility in Three Weeks

Grumman/Butkus Associates’ engineering team recently played a pivotal role in a once-in-a-lifetime project: Turning the shuttered Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, IL, into a 430-bed COVID-19 surge response facility in less than a month.

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2019 Sustainability Report Released

May 18

2019 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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Fiona Martin McCarthy receives 40 Under 40 Award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine

May 14

Fiona Martin McCarthy receives 40 Under 40 Award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine

G/BA Project Manager Fiona Martin McCarthy, PE, QCxP, BEAP, LEED AP O+M, has been named by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine as a recipient of its 2020 40 Under 40 Award.

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Consider water quality when reopening closed buildings

May 8

Consider water quality when reopening closed buildings

As states and municipalities begin to ease COVID-related business restrictions, or at least to contemplate plans for “reopening,” owners of all types of facilities that have been vacant should take measures for preventing bacterial issues related to water stagnation, including Legionella contamination.

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Hospital COVID Response: Planning Your Next Steps

May 1

Hospital COVID Response: Planning Your Next Steps

During the past few months, many hospitals have scrambled to make urgent facility changes to accommodate a surge, or anticipated surge, in patients seeking treatment for the COVID-19 virus. 

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COVID-19 Strategies for Healthcare Facilities

April 3

COVID-19 Strategies for Healthcare Facilities

As health systems scramble to cope with current or anticipated surges of patients infected with COVID-19, engineering strategies are emerging. 

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Keeping Non-Healthcare Buildings Healthy Under Reduced Occupancy

March 26

Keeping Non-Healthcare Buildings Healthy Under Reduced Occupancy

Healthcare buildings are under extreme operational demands due to the COVID-19 virus. At the same time, non-healthcare buildings may see the reverse conditions, with limited occupancy and sharply reduced operational hours. G/BA offers this guidance to help facilities stay safe and efficient during this time of disrupted use.

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G/BA Publishes 2019 Edition of Hospital Energy+Water Survey

March 10

G/BA Publishes 2019 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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ASHRAE Recognizes Seitz Lab Project With International Technology Award

February 24

ASHRAE Recognizes Seitz Lab Project With International Technology Award

G/BA's renovation of a materials science lab building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been honored with the ASHRAE Technology Award.

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Dan Doyle Honored as ASHRAE Fellow

February 19

Dan Doyle Honored as ASHRAE Fellow

G/BA Illinois Chairman, Daniel L. Doyle, P.E., LEED AP O+M, was named a Fellow of ASHRAE at the association’s recent 2020 Winter Conference in Orlando.

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G/BA Promotes Six in December

December 30

G/BA Promotes Six in December

Six team members in Grumman/Butkus Associates' Evanston, IL, office were promoted to new positions at the firm's recent semi-annual meeting.

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Nexant/ComEd and ASHRAE Illinois honor G/BA projects

December 12

Nexant/ComEd and ASHRAE Illinois honor G/BA projects

Characteristics of the winning projects included significant energy savings, lower operating costs, positive environmental impact, and satisfying difficult environmental stipulations.

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Client Honored for EMIS Projects

October 31

Client Honored for EMIS Projects

The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign has honored G/BA's work with client UHS.

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John Villani Honored With BCxA President’s Award

October 7

John Villani Honored With BCxA President’s Award

John Villani, P.E., CCP, CEM, LEED AP, has been honored by the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) with its President's Award.

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BCxA Honors Two G/BA Projects

September 26

BCxA Honors Two G/BA Projects

The Building Commissioning Association's first annual Building Awards program has recognized two Grumman/Butkus commissioning projects.

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