Most of the buildings we work with have building automation systems (BAS) and most sizeable new commercial buildings do as well. A BAS system often allows you to see what’s happening in real time or in the past with your building. This can lead to a lot of data; a standard single air handler could […]
We have the first batch of monthly data from the City Hyde Park (CHP) weather station we installed in February! Our first task was to compare the local micro-climate conditions at the CHP weather station against standard Chicago weather conditions recorded by two major weather stations located at O’Hare International Airport (O’Hare) and Midway Airport […]
Cyclone Energy Group (Cyclone) is currently conducting an experimental study on the thermal performance of balconies and floor slabs in a high-rise residential building located on the South Side of Chicago. As part of this study, Cyclone’s research team will monitor local weather conditions, such as ambient air temperature; relative air humidity; wind speed, direction, and […]
The State of Illinois has adopted ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 “Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings”/2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Any building permits applied for on or after January 1, 2016 must comply with these codes.