ESG project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wins 2020 ASHRAE First Place Technology Award

Congratulations to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for winning the 2020 ASHRAE First Place Technology Award, recognizing outstanding innovative building design achievements in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality, and energy conservation.

The Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fosters cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, including condensed matter physics, materials chemistry, and materials science. As part of a $41 million energy savings performance contract for comprehensive energy conservation measures and infrastructure improvements in five engineering buildings, Energy Systems Group (ESG) partnered with the University to complete a phased $15 million HVAC renovation at MRL. The improvements included replacing all major systems serving the fully occupied 123,000 sq. ft. building. Click here to learn more.




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