Codes and Standards - Energy Efficiency

Stand-alone health care buildings: Sustainability

Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges, and... » more

Stand-alone health care buildings: Electrical, power, lighting

Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges, and... » more

Stand-alone health care buildings: Codes and standards

Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges, and... » more

Lighting: LED codes and standards

Good lighting enhances building design, conserves energy, and increases productivity, safety,... » more

Arup Thoughts: Modelling the economy—7see and low-carbon scenarios

Today, 86% of the power generated in the U.K. is derived from burning fossil fuels, so meeting the... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, May 2-8: Generator demand-response programs, intelligent buildings, data centers' design, more

Articles about generator demand-response programs, intelligent buildings, data centers' intricate... » more

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Webcast: What is Inverter Duty Anyway?

Register for this webcast on May 24, 2016. With the ever increasing use of variable speed drives for pump systems, the question of what specifically is an “Inverter Duty” motor still remains unclear to many.

Webcast: What is Inverter Duty Anyway?

With the ever increasing use of variable speed drives for pump systems, the question of what specifically is an “Inverter Duty” motor still remains unclear to many. With technological improvements to variable frequency drives...

Your questions answered: How to Size a Centrifugal Pump Driver

Kevin Anderson, senior technical training specialist at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Olathe, Kan., tackled unanswered questions from the April 12, 2016, webcast on sizing centrifugal pump drivers. » more

Critical power webcast: Backup power systems

Design engineers have many factors to consider when designing a backup system for a facility. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in determining the topology of a backup system for a...

Webcast: How to size a pump driver

Register for this April 12 event to learn that proper sizing of the horsepower rating of an electric motor or other driver is absolutely critical to the proper functioning of a pumping system.

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that... » more

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Video: Commissioning in the Real World: A Case Study

A recent commissioning project at the HP... » more

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