The BACnet standard has been updated and refined recently, allowing for greater flexibility and interoperability. » more
Labs have unique building automation and HVAC control requirements. Here’s a look at two examples of university research labs. » more
The Centre for Sustainable Energy revealed that thousands of government buildings are ranked in the lowest possible category for energy efficiency. » more
Most visited articles at www.csemag.com during February 2011 included information on ASHRAE 90.1, transient conditions in mission-critical facilities, and a short-term energy outlook. » more
The data center infrastructure market is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of roughly 10% through 2016. » more
This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the United States and two international deals. » more
What is a System's Manual? What is a “Systematic” approach? Difference between a Systems Manual and O&M’s? Who develops a Systems Manual? When is it produced and distributed? Keys to success?
U.S. Green Building Council has revealed LEED for Healthcare, a new green building rating system intended to guide the design and construction of new and existing medical facilities. » more
New construction: Potomac Yards Renaissance and Residence Inn Hotel; Jordan and Skala Engineers » more
New construction: Randall B. Terry Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center; RMF Engineering » more
Proposed changes to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 would improve lighting and equipment efficiencies. » more
SMACNA standards for duct leakage are discussed in conjunction with how to perform a positive and negative duct leakage test and accreditation. » more
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By involving a tax specialist in a project early in the process, the owner can benefit from tax incentives that reduce the higher first costs of better, more efficient systems. » more
BIM can help facilitate efficiency gains in design, construction, and facility operations. » more
A few guidelines will help engineers avoid automation or controls pitfalls and make the best choice for their industrial clients. » more