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G/BA’s 2017 Sustainability Report Released

March 26

G/BA’s 2017 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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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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Dave Grumman presented with ASHRAE’s Distinguished 50-Year Member Award

July 8

Dave Grumman presented with ASHRAE’s Distinguished 50-Year Member Award

Dave Grumman, PE, Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified High-Performance Building Design Professional and founder of Grumman/Butkus Associates was presented with the Distinguished 50-Year Member Award at the 2014 Annual ASHRAE Conference in Seattle last week.

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G/BA Wins Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Impact Award

June 12

G/BA Wins Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Impact Award

Grumman/Butkus Associates (G/BA) received the Energy Efficiency Impact Award given by Nicor Gas as part of their energySMART program.  The award was announced at the Trade Ally Kick-off event on June 2, 2014, at the Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook, Illinois.  This event was held for energySMART's contractor network.

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G/BA Presents at Hyatt Americas Region 2014 Engineering Meetings

June 10

G/BA Presents at Hyatt Americas Region 2014 Engineering Meetings

Al Butkus, Matt Butkus, Dave Schaefer, and Jon Gehrt participated in Hyatt Americas Region 2014 Engineering Meetings. The events were held in Atlanta, Scottsdale, and Mexico City. The conferences are intended to provide educational seminars and service and product information to Hyatt engineering and facilities staff.

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Mechanical Staff Receive Green Plumbing Design Certification

June 5

Mechanical Staff Receive Green Plumbing Design Certification

G/BA engineers Frank Sanchez, Theresa Allen, and Joe Ficek all received their Green Plumbing Certification.  Joe received his in September, 2013.  Frank and Theresa received theirs in April, 2014.

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ASHRAE - Wisconsin Chapter 2013 Technology Award

May 12

ASHRAE - Wisconsin Chapter 2013 Technology Award

G/BA's Wisconsin office won an ASHRAE Wisconsin Chapter, 2013 Technology Award Category III

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Grumman/Butkus Associates Celebrates Earth Day

May 7

Grumman/Butkus Associates Celebrates Earth Day

G/BA's Evanston office enjoyed their annual celebration of Earth Day (April 22) with a number of fun events.

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G/BA Help Clients Receive Over Two Million Dollars in Funding

April 28

G/BA Help Clients Receive Over Two Million Dollars in Funding

Grumman/Butkus Associates (G/BA)  has assisted clients in receiving over two million dollars of prescriptive and custom incentive funding through the Smart Ideas for Your Business program, saving over 16 million kWh. Project types have included efficient chiller plants, conversions to variable air and water flow, and other energy saving projects related to HVAC equipment and building control systems.

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Daniel L. Doyle, PE, LEED AP O+M, Presents at the COAA Illinois Annual Spring Meeting

April 14

Daniel L. Doyle, PE, LEED AP O+M, Presents at the COAA Illinois Annual Spring Meeting

The Annual Spring Meeting of COAA (Construction Owner's Association of America), Illinois was held in Chicago on April 10, 2014.  The conference featured industry leading speakers presenting on topics of energy efficiency for businesses and facilities.  Dan Doyle, G/BA Chairman, together with Vytenis Milunas, Director of Project Management, University of Illinois at Chicago, presented Strategies For Reducing Energy Usage in Your Laboratories By Up To 50%.

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What was the largest energy source for the world between 1974 and 2010?

April 11

What was the largest energy source for the world between 1974 and 2010?

The answer is energy efficiency.

Energy efficiency was the largest energy source for the world between 1974 and 2010, according to the first ever Energy Efficiency Market Report, published by the International Energy Agency.

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Jean O’Brien Gibbons, PE, LEED AP Presents at ASHRAE® Illinois Chapter’s 2014 YEA Conference

March 31

Jean O’Brien Gibbons, PE, LEED AP Presents at ASHRAE® Illinois Chapter’s 2014 YEA Conference

Jean O'Brien Gibbons, PE, LEED AP, G/BA Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, was a featured presenter at the Young Engineers in ASHRAE® (YEA) Committee's  2014 Specialty Environment Design Conference.

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