Codes and Standards - Energy Efficiency

Getting it right in mixed-use buildings: Sustainability

Mixed-use buildings—often a combination of retail and residential—are unique structures with... » more

Getting it right in mixed-use buildings: Codes and standards

Mixed-use buildings—often a combination of retail and residential—are unique structures with... » more

Economics of lighting systems

Codes and standards, energy efficiency, lighting controls, and plug loads all play into specifying... » more

Chicago’s city council energy benchmarking update

Chicago's Building Energy Use Benchmarking new ordinance calls on existing municipal, commercial,... » more

Arup Thoughts: Smart grids and the city

Smart grids could deliver a flexible, affordable, reliable, and efficient power infrastructure.  » more

Navigating the road to positive-energy buildings

Implementing key enablers, high-performance manufacturing or industrial buildings can become... » more

Commissioning commercial buildings: Codes and standards

Ideally, all nonresidential buildings would be commissioned, and the team would start at the onset... » more

LED specifications

Building owners are requesting LEDs because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Review... » more


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BAS education: Specifying Building Automation Systems

Specifying building automation systems, controls, and infrastructure requires detailed knowledge of the requirements of the system coupled with a good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the contractors, suppliers,...

BAS education: Smart Building System Design and System Integration

This online session provides an overview of buildings system design and requirements for open integrated smart buildings.

Your questions answered: Selective coordination in health care buildings

The unique constraints of health care facility electrical distribution systems require engineers to be diligent when designing these systems. The presenters from the Sept. 24 webcast offer additional guidance. » more

BAS education: Fundamentals of Building Open Control Networking Systems

This class expands on the first course in the series and explores the wide variety of systems that have separate functions yet may be integrated with other systems to communicate and share data, together creating the greater BAS...

BAS education: An Introduction to Smart Buildings

This is the first short course in the Building Automation series. It's an opportunity to earn professional development hours, understand the difference between “dumb” buildings and “smart” buildings, and recognize the different...

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Code or standard?

What's the difference between a code and a standard? » more

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Video: High Performance Lighting: Lamp Source and...

New lighting technologies and lamp sources are... » more

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