ESD Wins Consulting Engineer of the Year Award at Real Estate Dinner

ESD president Kurt Karnatz, surrounded by the ESD team, holds the Consulting Engineer of the Year Award.

ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.), an international leader in the design of high-performance buildings, mission critical facilities, workplaces, and health, science and education environments,captured the Consulting Engineer of the Year award for the second straight year at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner.

The 29th Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner brought together more than 1,800 of Chicago’s top architects, brokers, developers, property managers, interior contractors and design professionals to celebrate the outstanding achievements in all facets of the industry and to support the  Greater Chicago Food Depository which receives all the proceeds from the dinner.

“This award is a great tribute to the hard work and dedication our team puts forth every day,” said ESD president Kurt Karnatz. “The whole company deserves credit for this fantastic achievement.”

ESD’s mHUB project also won the 2016 Special Achievement award during the awards dinner. ESD’s High Performance Buildings Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire-protection and fire-alarm services along with confirming IECC code requirements for the building on Chicago Avenue. The non-profit is Chicago’s first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing.

“The Consulting Engineer of the Year Award and our work for the non-profit mHUB are two more examples of how the company is dedicated to Improving Society Through the Built Environment,” Mr. Karnatz noted.

About ESD

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