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Cypress Envirosystems Begins Major IoT Upgrade Project in Chicago

Posted September 10th 2020

Harry Sim, CEO of Cypress Envirosystems

To me, the intersection of the Chicago River and the Magnificent Mile (otherwise known as N. Michigan Ave) is the defining iconic image of Chicago. The beautiful Riverwalk, the historic bridges, and above all the stunning architecture – spanning over a century of skyscraper design – never fails to make me stop and gawk in awe even if I have been there countless times.   I certainly hope that the majestic structures will continue to endure for many future generations to enjoy.

But to do that, the buildings must be modernized to be more functional, comfortable, and energy efficient. That is why we at Cypress Envirosystems are proud to help Zeller Realty, the building manager, upgrade the HVAC controls at 401 N. Michigan Ave. with wireless IoT thermostats. The 35-story tower built in 1965 hosts historic Pioneer Court and the new flagship Apple Store sitting right on the riverfront.

Once the controls renovation is completed next month to reduce energy consumption, Peoples Gas is expected to award one of the largest rebates ever granted to a commercial building.