At the start of this year, ASHRAE released a free web application for the Energy Cost Budget (ECB) method of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010. The new application was developed as a tool to assist with showing a building project’s compliance with the standard. We at Cyclone Energy Group use the ECB method all the time, so […]
“The secret of change is to focus your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” –Socrates One of the main reasons I enjoy working at Cyclone is that we are a company of Building Authenticators. With our core services of building energy modeling, building commissioning, and real estate services, we help […]
Hi, I’m Brian, currently working as an intern at Cyclone Energy Group. Through last summer and this year, I strongly feel that it has been an interesting experience working at Cyclone Energy Group and I would like to share with you what it’s like to be an intern here. Atmosphere The workplace is set up […]
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.