By Rodney V. Oathout, PE, CEM, LEED AP, DLR Group, Overland Park, Kan. Tuesday 05.23.2017

Achieving energy performance-based design goals

Performance-based design allows design teams creative freedom when integrating energy efficiency strategies into a facil... read more

Monday 05.22.2017

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 15-21: 2017 40 Under 40 winners, part-load efficiency, parallel generator systems, 2017 Product of the Year, and NFPA 13

Articles about 2017 40 Under 40 winners, part-load efficiency, parallel generator systems, 2017 Product of the Year, and... read more

By M. Lee Draper III, PE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md. Monday 05.22.2017

Clean agent fire suppression for mission critical facilities

Clean agent systems have changed over the years due to a variety of reasons, including safety and product updates. Know ... read more

By M. Lee Draper III, PE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md. Monday 05.22.2017

Case study: Clean agent system design at a data center

A project involving total-flooding clean agent protection of a mission critical data center illustrates the clean agent ... read more

By Randy Schrecengost, PE, CEM, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas Friday 05.19.2017

Using performance-based design for DOAS

Performance-based design influences the specification of dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) products and systems.

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