Codes and Standards - Energy Efficiency

High expectations for high-performance buildings

High-performance buildings are intricate, complex projects that require attention—qualified, expert... » more

High expectations for high-performance buildings: sustainable buildings/energy efficiency

High-performance buildings are intricate, complex projects that require attention—qualified, expert... » more

WELL Building Standard and healthy building design

The WELL Building Standard is an independently verified, performance-based system for measuring,... » more

Check into hotel, motel, resort high-tech designs: automation and controls and codes and standards

Hotels, motels, and resorts accommodate thousands of people. Here, engineers explain just how... » more

Achieving energy performance-based design goals

Performance-based design allows design teams creative freedom when integrating energy efficiency... » more

Analyzing data centers: codes and standards

Data is the lifeblood of any business or organization—which makes a data center a facility’s... » more

Analyzing data centers: sustainable buildings/energy efficiency

Data is the lifeblood of any business or organization—which makes a data center a facility’s... » more

Designing for radiation protection at Texas Children's Hospital

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

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Lighting webcast: Designing lighting systems with LEDs

Register for this event on Aug. 17, 2017, to understand the basics of LED lighting systems and which building types are best suited for them.

Your questions answered: Combined heat and power

The May 31, 2017, webcast focused on cogeneration principles including combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP). Unanswered questions were answered in after the live event.  » more

Webcast: HVAC: How to select, specify, and use pressure-independent control valves

On June 29, learn how to select, specify, and use pressure-independent control valves (PICVs) to improve indoor comfort and save energy simply and affordably for your clients.

Your questions answered: Critical power: Emergency power

The May 4 “Critical power: Emergency power” Webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

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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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