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Is one of these quietly wasting $12,000/year in your data center?

September 23

Is one of these quietly wasting $12,000/year in your data center?

Thanks to industry leaders and groups like ASHRAE, best practice in data center HVAC has come a long way. Unfortunately, many older data centers and telecom facilities are cooled with constant-speed computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units with simple controls.

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Munson Medical Center Committed to Energy Conservation

September 9

Munson Medical Center Committed to Energy Conservation

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Three G/BA projects honored by ASHRAE Region VI

August 27

Three G/BA projects honored by ASHRAE Region VI

ASHRAE Region VI, comprising 11 ASHRAE chapters in the Midwest, has honored three G/BA projects with First Place awards in the 2020 Technology Awards competition. 

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Lower operating costs and improve operations with Trend Sumo

July 29

Lower operating costs and improve operations with Trend Sumo

Trend Sumo™, G/BA's new in-house analytics software, is an HVAC trend data review application tool built to identify faults and energy savings opportunities. 

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G/BA Promotes Three at Mid-Year

July 21

G/BA Promotes Three at Mid-Year

G/BA's Chicago and Milwaukee regional offices promoted three staff members in July.

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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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