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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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Lower operating costs and improve operations with Trend Sumo

July 29

Lower operating costs and improve operations with Trend Sumo

Trend Sumo™, G/BA's new in-house analytics software, is an HVAC trend data review application tool built to identify faults and energy savings opportunities. 

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G/BA Promotes Three at Mid-Year

July 21

G/BA Promotes Three at Mid-Year

G/BA's Chicago and Milwaukee regional offices promoted three staff members in July.

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EPA ozone ruling may require action by Chicagoland organizations

July 7

EPA ozone ruling may require action by Chicagoland organizations

Effective Sept. 23, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reclassified Chicago’s ozone nonattainment status from “moderate” to “serious.” Affected counties and townships in Illinois include Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will, Aux Sable, Goose Lake, and Oswego.

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Mission Possible: Shuttered Hospital to COVID Surge Facility in Three Weeks

June 11

Mission Possible: Shuttered Hospital to COVID Surge Facility in Three Weeks

Grumman/Butkus Associates’ engineering team recently played a pivotal role in a once-in-a-lifetime project: Turning the shuttered Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, IL, into a 430-bed COVID-19 surge response facility in less than a month.

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2019 Sustainability Report Released

May 18

2019 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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Fiona Martin McCarthy receives 40 Under 40 Award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine

May 14

Fiona Martin McCarthy receives 40 Under 40 Award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine

G/BA Project Manager Fiona Martin McCarthy, PE, QCxP, BEAP, LEED AP O+M, has been named by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine as a recipient of its 2020 40 Under 40 Award.

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