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Villani named President of Building Commissioning Association

January 9

Villani named President of Building Commissioning Association

John D. Villani, G/BA Vice President and leader of the firm’s commissioning efforts, is the new President of the Building Commissioning Association.

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Meet Our Summer 2015 Interns

June 18

Meet Our Summer 2015 Interns

Grumman/Butkus Associates is pleased to introduce five talented interns who are working in two of our offices this summer. Shown L to R in the photo are Evanston interns David Vieth, Ilise Rosen, Megan Geyer, and Alex Sir.

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Practice Greenhealth Names G/BA a 2015 Champion for Change

May 20

Practice Greenhealth Names G/BA a 2015 Champion for Change

For the third year in a row, Grumman/Butkus Associates has received a Champion for Change award from Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit membership organization.

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Fume Hood Group Releases Consensus Statement

May 12

Fume Hood Group Releases Consensus Statement

The University of California Center for Laboratory Safety has published a series of Consensus Statements on fume hood safety, based on a 2013 summit and subsequent discussions by experts in the field.

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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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