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James D. Johnson P.E., LEED

Johnson, vice president for Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (ESD), has almost 30 years experience designingbuilding mechanical systems. In addition to his work on Chase Tower, Johnson participated in the renovation of a number of Chicago office buildings including 175 West Jackson and the U.S. Customs House. He currently manages the Commercial Interiors group at ESD which focuses on engineering building systems for commercial interior and corporate projects, including upgrades to existing facilities.

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Chasing Efficiency

November 1, 2009
Chicago’s Chase Tower celebrated its 40th birthday by realizing substantial efficiency gains (and utility savings) after a five-year, four-phase mechanical systems upgrade. Ductwork, VFDs, and chilled water upgrades all have the 60-story space feeling young on the inside.
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