Codes and Standards - Energy Efficiency

Designing for radiation protection at Texas Children's Hospital

A key successful element for the design process was the ongoing conversation and collaboration... » more

Resilient design: Architecture for a dynamic future

It’s one thing to create buildings that aren’t harmful to the environment. It’s another to design... » more

Making the grade with K-12 projects: sustainable buildings/energy efficiency

With state-of-the-art learning facilities, sustainability concerns, and modern design, K-12 schools... » more

Making the grade with K-12 projects: codes and standards

With state-of-the-art learning facilities, sustainability concerns, and modern design, K-12 schools... » more

Solar design strategies: passive versus active

This article compares passive versus active solar design strategies and explores the differences... » more

Five tips to finance green building

More efficient architectural, mechanical and electrical systems generally have a premium... » more

Engineering flexible office buildings: automation and controls/codes and standards

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities... » more

Balancing energy efficiency and aesthetics at Wilshire Grand

The success of the Wilshire Grand high-rise was driven by the entire design team working together... » more

Research

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Webcasts

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Webcast: Electrical: Data and communications cabling and pathways

Data and communications cabling distributes information from one place to another. The concept is simple enough. However, it quickly becomes more complex. NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) and other codes and standards...

Webcast: Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Applications & Best Practices

This presentation on May 31 is designed to educate consulting specifying engineers regarding projects. The presenter will discuss cogeneration principles including combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heat and...

Webcast: HVAC: How upcoming part-load efficiency regulations will influence rooftop system designs

Energy efficiency regulations are affecting how mechanical engineers design and specify rooftop air conditioning units for commercial buildings. Attend this webcast on April 27 to learn more about rooftop cooling systems, energy...

Your questions answered: HVAC: Hospitals and health care facilities

The March 16 “HVAC: Hospitals and health care facilities” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Critical power webcast: Emergency power

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing emergency power systems, which will be covered in this webcast on May 4, 2017. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in...

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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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Videos

Video: Fly drone with thermographic camera to evaluate...

Glumac's drone pilot recently flew over the Edith... » more

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Poll of the Week

At what level are you involved in specifying Internet of Things (IoT) products and systems?
Very high level, it is part of my regular specifications
High level, though not in every project
High level, though only for certain clients or projects
Low level, it is rarely requested in specifications
Low level, clients know little or nothing about it
What is Internet of Things (IoT)?


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