Codes and Standards - Energy Efficiency

Arup Thoughts: Measure energy to cut carbon

Have you ever considered that the route to a low-carbon future may not be through measuring carbon... » more

Considerations for building energy modeling

Here’s a review of initial energy modeling performed during a project from the interview phase to... » more

Using integrated design to achieve net-zero

Integrated design practices allow a middle school to achieve net-zero energy. » more

Using BAS for M&V

Without knowing the performance metrics of a building, measuring the success of the engineered... » more

Specifying for sustainability: Reference standards

Every engineer needs a benchmark. In specifying, that's a reference standard. » more

Engineering in K-12 schools: Codes and standards

Engineers offer practical advice and best practices on how to design HVAC, electrical, lighting,... » more

Engineering in K-12 schools: Energy-efficient, high-performance buildings

Engineers offer practical advice and best practices on how to design sustainable, high-performance... » more

Selecting energy-efficient transformers

Engineers should know the design concepts for selecting and sizing transformers to help achieve... » more

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Critical power webcast: Transfer switches in switchgear

When an interruption of electrical power occurs, an automatic transfer switch shifts loads between utility and generator power. During these transitions, transfer switch timing and sequence is critical to ensure proper system...

Webcast: How will you meet new code requirements for arc reduction?

Arc flash incidents occur all too often and impact many lives; the remnants of the event may last forever. To address the problem in the industry we turn to codes and standards. Register for this webcast event to learn more.

Electrical systems webcast: Designing electrical rooms

Electrical rooms provide safe and secure spaces for the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment. While electrical equipment types and ratings can have significant impacts on electrical room requirements, distributing...

Critical Power Webcast: NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for mission critical facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, are required to comply with NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and...

Webcast: HVAC for Data Centers

When developing data center energy-use estimations, engineers must account for all sources of energy use in the facility. Attend this 1-hour webcast to learn about HVAC in data centers.

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Soft and hard metric conversions

"Soft metric" is not a mix of imperial and metric measurements, and... » more

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Video: Business management for decision makers

What do engineering managers need to create... » more

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