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New Advocate Illinois Masonic Facility Receives Honor

September 1

New Advocate Illinois Masonic Facility Receives Honor

The Chicago Building Congress, a professional organization for those involved in creating the built environment, has presented a new GBA-designed facility at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with its 2022 Merit Award in the Healthcare category.

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Ten Years of Data Center Fan Energy: 2021 vs. 2011

July 28

Ten Years of Data Center Fan Energy: 2021 vs. 2011

By Laurence Steiner, PE, LEED AP

Thanks to efforts by the industry, a lot of progress has been made in improving energy efficiency in data centers. Completing a project last year, I was struck by the impact of the changes being made through improved HVAC design and operation.

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GBA Promotes Four Engineers

July 12

GBA Promotes Four Engineers

GBA's Chicago regional office promoted four staff members in July.

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ASHRAE Region VI Honors Two GBA Projects

June 27

ASHRAE Region VI Honors Two GBA Projects

ASHRAE Region VI has honored two GBA projects with Technology Awards: an addition for Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern WI, in Milwaukee, WI (First Place, Residential, Design) and a project combining retro- and monitoring-based commissioning for SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Janesville in Janesville, WI (First Place, Healthcare, Existing Building Commissioning).

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Design-build retro-commissioning pays dividends for healthcare client

June 15

Design-build retro-commissioning pays dividends for healthcare client

Design-build retro-commissioning (DBRCx) is a new approach Grumman|Butkus Associates (GBA) has developed to assist a large for-profit healthcare organization in implementing a retro-commissioning (RCx) program across multiple hospitals nationwide.

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Jordan Martin’s work at Kluczynski building wins Steinmetz Award

June 1

Jordan Martin’s work at Kluczynski building wins Steinmetz Award

GBA Associate Jordan Martin, PE, has been honored with the Charles Steinmetz Award for Technical Merit by the Electrical Association of Chicagoland.

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GBA publishes 2021 edition of Hospital Energy and Water Survey

May 23

GBA publishes 2021 edition of Hospital Energy and 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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Tim Shinnick receives ’40 Under 40’ honor from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine

May 17

Tim Shinnick receives ’40 Under 40’ honor from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine

GBA Project Manager Tim Shinnick, PE, QCxP, CEM, has been named by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine as a recipient of its 2022 40 Under 40 Award.

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GBA Honors the Life of Inna Gorelik

May 4

GBA Honors the Life of Inna Gorelik

The Grumman|Butkus Associates team was saddened by the sudden passing of our colleague Inna Gorelik on April 30. Inna had been a member of the firm since 2000 and held the title of Project Engineer.

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2021 Sustainability Report Released

April 6

2021 Sustainability Report Released

Grumman|Butkus Associates continues documenting its efforts to "walk the walk" of sustainability with the release of its annual Sustainability Report.

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ASHRAE, ComEd honor GBA’s work

February 11

ASHRAE, ComEd honor GBA’s work

ASHRAE recently honored a GBA lab project at the Society level, while electrical utility ComEd praised the firm's work across its Energy Efficiency incentive program.

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GBA Named a Bicycle Friendly Business

January 28

GBA Named a Bicycle Friendly Business

GBA has earned recognition as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business from the League of American Bicyclists.

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GBA Promotes 14 Engineers

December 29

GBA Promotes 14 Engineers

GBA promoted 14 staff members in December, including staff in three of the firm’s four regional offices.

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SSM St. Mary’s Hospital Janesville Receives ASHRAE IL Award

December 20

SSM St. Mary’s Hospital Janesville Receives ASHRAE IL Award

ASHRAE's Illinois Chapter has recognized an existing-building commissioning project at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Janesville with its 2021 Excellence in Engineering Award.

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Ficek Honored as Plumber of the Year

December 14

Ficek Honored as Plumber of the Year

Joseph Ficek, CPD, GPD, FASPE, has been honored as 2021 Engineer of the Year by Plumbing Engineer magazine.

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GBA achieves 2021 Sustain Evanston recognition

August 16

GBA achieves 2021 Sustain Evanston recognition

The Sustain Evanston program, a sustainability recognition initiative of the City of Evanston, IL, has affirmed Grumman|Butkus Associates as part of its 2021 group of recognized commercial businesses.

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