Brewery ensures its facility is energy-efficient
Revolution Brewing has upgraded its Chicago facility to include several energy-efficient systems, including highly efficient lighting and heat recovery.
Tate Walker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, senior project manager from Energy Center of Wisconsin, talks with Amara Rozgus, editor in chief/content manager of Consulting-Specifying Engineer, about the energy-efficient systems Chicago's Revolution Brewing incorporated into its facility.
The owner and design team used incentives and technical assistance from local utility companies (the ComEd and Nicor New Construction Service) to support energy-efficient elements in the lighting design and other aspects of the retrofit.
Revolution Brewery is a new Chicago craft brewery. It's housed in a 43,000-sq-ft renovation of an existing warehouse in the Logan Square neighborhood, and earned the “Best Chicago Microbrewery” award from Time Out Chicago in 2013. The building includes both a large brewing operation and a tasting taproom.
Learn about the energy incentives and the brewery's operation in this video.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey