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Windy City I2SL Plans Holiday Mixer and Labs Short Course

November 15

Windy City I2SL Plans Holiday Mixer and Labs Short Course

The Windy City Chapter of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) invites colleagues to two special events: a Holiday Happy Hour on Nov. 28 and the I2SL High-Performance, Low-Energy Laboratory Design Short Course on Dec. 15.

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Save energy and water with lab retro-commissioning

April 16

Save energy and water with lab retro-commissioning

G/BA principals John Villani and Dan Doyle have authored a useful overview of laboratory RCx for Laboratory Design newsletter.

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Building Team for North Park University’s Johnson Center honored with award

April 13

Building Team for North Park University’s Johnson Center honored with award

Building Design + Construction magazine has released its list of Building Team Awards winners for 2015, recognizing projects that "demonstrate the power of collaboration."

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Part 2 Results of 2014 Hospital Energy+Water Survey Examines Water Use, Carbon Footprint

March 13

Part 2 Results of 2014 Hospital Energy+Water Survey Examines Water Use, Carbon Footprint

Grumman/Butkus Associates has released Part 2 of the results of its 2014 Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey, focusing on water/sewer costs, carbon footprint, and costs-per-bed. To download this report, click here.

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Part 1 Results of 2014 Hospital Energy + Water Survey Released

March 6

Part 1 Results of 2014 Hospital Energy + Water Survey Released

Grumman/Butkus Associates has released Part 1 of the results of its 2014 Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey, focusing on usage and costs for fossil fuels and electricity.

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G/BA Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

February 13

G/BA Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

As energy efficiency consultants and sustainable design engineers, we hold ourselves accountable for sustainability in our corporate environment and in the work we do.

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G/BA Announces Five Key Promotions

December 22

G/BA Announces Five Key Promotions

Grumman/Butkus Associates has announced the promotion of five of its professional engineering staff to new positions.

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G/BA receives six Excellence in Engineering awards from ASHRAE Illinois

November 25

G/BA receives six Excellence in Engineering awards from ASHRAE Illinois

G/BA's work at two hotels and nine healthcare facilites has been honored with the 2014 Excellence in Engineering award by the Illinois Chapter of ASHRAE.

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RCx project leads to unexpected award

November 4

RCx project leads to unexpected award

Nexant, which managed a recent retro-commissioning project at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) in Joliet, recently surprised our team with the “RCx Cup”: an award honoring the impressive energy savings resulting from the analysis done at the 1.2 million-square-foot campus.

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G/BA Green Team embarks on Chicago Green Office Challenge

October 22

G/BA Green Team embarks on Chicago Green Office Challenge

Our Green Team, which coordinates in-house sustainability efforts, has launched planning for its participation in Round 4 of the Chicago Green Office Challenge.

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Bill Edwards, P.E., promoted to Senior Project Manager

October 8

Bill Edwards, P.E., promoted to Senior Project Manager

Bill Edwards, P.E., has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Project manager in G/BA's Wisconsin office.

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Ficek, Allen, Sanchez honored by American Society of Plumbing Engineers

October 3

Ficek, Allen, Sanchez honored by American Society of Plumbing Engineers

G/BA team members Joe Ficek, Theresa Allen, and Frank Sanchez were recently honored for outstanding achievements by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.

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G/BA helps W.W. Grainger stay Gold

September 8

G/BA helps W.W. Grainger stay Gold

Grumman/Butkus Associates recently helped client W.W. Grainger, a leading supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products, achieve Gold certification for its corporate headquarters under LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (v2009).

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Lab exhaust stacks are for chemicals, not money!

September 2

Lab exhaust stacks are for chemicals, not money!

ComEd's new Laboratory Technical Assistance Service program aims to help organizations make ther labs more energy-efficient and economical to operate, with generous rebates available.

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Meet our newest principal: Jonathan E. Gehrt, PE, LEED AP

August 20

Meet our newest principal: Jonathan E. Gehrt, PE, LEED AP

Jonathan E. Gehrt, PE, LEED AP has been promoted to Associate Vice President in our Evanston, Illinois office

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How to get the most from your chilled water plant

August 18

How to get the most from your chilled water plant

Chilled water distribution will be inefficient if temperature differentials don't match design parameters. Check out our tips for avoiding, identifying, and fixing this problem.

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