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20170123_140327v2 - Web
  • Location Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Platinum
  • Awards ASHRAE-Illinois Chapter, Excellence in Engineering, 2013
dbHMS was the design engineer for this 60,000 sq. ft. conversion of Radio Flyer’s old manufacturing facility into a LEED© NCv2009 Platinum corporate headquarters and product development laboratory in collaboration with Gensler. Using our strong background in sustainable design, dbHMS performed several energy modeling studies to determine the most efficient building systems. The project employs geothermal heat pumps with assistance from solar thermal both on the air side and the water side. The old saw-tooth form of the building's roof was used to enhance daylighting, and its impact was incorporated into the MEP design by using daylight simulation studies. The project also incorporates rainwater harvesting, displacement ventilation, and energy recovery. The project is a good example of combining existing technologies in a creative combination for best performance results.


IMG_1670v2 CROP
  • Location Des Plaines, IL
  • LEED Rating Gold
  • Awards IPI Awards of Excellence, Category II, Award of Merit, 2013
    ENR Midwest, Award of Merit, Best Green Building Project, 2012
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, Special Achievement of the Year, 2012
Midwest Gaming’s new 600,000 sq. ft. casino in Des Plaines, Illinois is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) Gold Certified casino in the world. The $445 million casino and entertainment complex consists of 50,000 sq. ft. of gaming floor 100,000 sq. ft. of back-of-the-house operations and a 450,000 sq. ft. parking structure.


20170711_182651v2 - web
  • Location Elgin, IL
  • LEED Rating Platinum
Rolling Knolls is a resurrected year-round recreational facility on a former golf course site. The pavilion includes an event space that can accommodate up to 80 guests, as well as an annex meeting room that can seat up to 20. Both spaces have large windows to provide plenty of daylighting and great views of natural surroundings as well as access to the outdoor patio area.