Building Types - Mission Critical

Certifying data centers

A new standard,UL 3223, creates a baseline for all of a data center’s elements.  » more

Case study: Planning electrical rooms with the future in mind

New construction and renovations at Froedtert Hospital required careful consideration of the... » more

Implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on building... » more

Saahil Tumber joins Consulting-Specifying Engineer editorial advisory board

Saahil Tumber, PE, HBDP, LEED AP, of Environmental Systems Design Inc. has joined the editorial... » more

Three ways to improve patient experience through hospital design and planning

Hospital design and planning aspects that directly impact key elements supporting a positive... » more

Commissioning and retro-commissioning in health care facilities

Health care facilities are complex structures containing distinct and diverse spaces. Because they... » more

Adopting NFPA 101 in health care buildings

Explore the top 10 things to know about the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 for hospitals and health care... » more

Can data centers become energy producers?

Recovering "waste" heat from servers in data centers opens the door to innovation and efficiency. » more

Case study: Hospital achieves HVAC energy compliance

ASHRAE 90.1, Appendix G, allowed a path for energy compliance for the Great River Medical Center. » more

Designing backup, standby, and emergency power for high-performance buildings

Backup power design for a high-performance building is required, and offers many benefits. » more

Data center design considerations

This article provides guidelines on distribution systems’ levels of redundancy, the correct... » more

Case study: Hospital central utility plant

A hospital needed a replacement central utility plant that complied with current codes.  » more

Case study: Hospital generator upgrade

A hospital needed to upgrade emergency power equipment with a new generator while maintaining some... » more

Newswatch: Data Centers

This specialty newsletter focuses on data centers and mission critical facilities, including electrical/power, HVAC, fire suppression, and other engineering topics.

Newswatch: Hospitals

This focused newsletter covers hospitals and health care facilities, including codes and standards, electrical/power, HVAC, fire and life safety, and other engineering topics.

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