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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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Jeff Conner retires after 40 years of service to GBA

August 2

Jeff Conner retires after 40 years of service to GBA

Jeffrey K. Conner, PE, LEED AP, CCP, BCxP, has retired from daily duties with GBA's Wisconsin team as of July 31.

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Eldridge named Green Globes Fellow

July 23

Eldridge named Green Globes Fellow

The Green Building Initiative has named David Eldridge as part of its 2021 Class of Green Globes Fellows.

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GBA Promotes Five Engineers

July 19

GBA Promotes Five Engineers

GBA's Chicago regional office promoted three staff members in July, and the Milwaukee regional office has promoted two in the past several months.

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McCarthy, Eldridge honored by ASHRAE

May 18

McCarthy, Eldridge honored by ASHRAE

ASHRAE Region VI honored two GBA team members at its recent Chapters Regional Conference.

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2020 Sustainability Report Released

May 6

2020 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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ASHRAE Wisconsin Honors Aurora Lakeland Project

April 13

ASHRAE Wisconsin Honors Aurora Lakeland Project

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn, WI, is the site of a GBA boiler plant upgrade recently honored for excellence by ASHRAE Wisconsin.

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IL PACE Financing Expands, Promoting ‘Green’ Improvements

March 23

IL PACE Financing Expands, Promoting ‘Green’ Improvements

PACE provides low-cost financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

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ASHRAE Illinois honors three G/BA projects

January 8

ASHRAE Illinois honors three G/BA projects

Three G/BA projects, including two lab facilities and a hospital, have been recognized by ASHRAE's Illinois Chapter with 2020 Excellence in Engineering Awards.

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G/BA announces December promotions

December 22

G/BA announces December promotions

Three team members in Grumman/Butkus Associates’ Evanston, IL, office were promoted to new positions at the firm’s recent semi-annual meeting.

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AIA Chicago honors rehabilitation facility

December 11

AIA Chicago honors rehabilitation facility

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Pediatric & DayRehab Center in Glenview, IL, has received an Honor Award for Interior Architecture in the 2020 Design Excellence competition, sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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G/BA project wins RCx Cup for highest savings

November 13

G/BA project wins RCx Cup for highest savings

A retro-commissioning (RCx) project performed by G/BA at Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg, IL, has garnered an RcX Cup Award for the 2020 project year. 

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David Cohen honored by BCxA as a 20 Under 40 Recipient

November 5

David Cohen honored by BCxA as a 20 Under 40 Recipient

David Cohen, P.E., CCP, DCEP, is among the Building Commissioning Association’s inaugural class of 20 Under 40 Award recipients. 

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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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