Codes and Standards - HVAC

How advancing standards and equipment can improve building energy performance

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series on part-load efficiency. Increased emphasis on... » more

Case study: Modular data center units improve energy efficiency

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)’s project to create a modular data center (MDC) solution,... » more

Battling the complexity of designing government facilities: HVAC

The government can be a tough customer, and the projects that state, municipal, federal, and... » more

Battling the complexity of designing government facilities: automation and controls, codes and standards

The government can be a tough customer, and the projects that state, municipal, federal, and... » more

Project in Progress: Apex Friendship Middle School December update

3D imaging is also enabling the design team to address potential issues. » more

All-air VAV system versus chilled-beam-system energy consumption at design and part-load conditions

At full design load and at 72% of design load, both systems must deliver the same amount of cooling... » more

Reaching energy efficiency goals with district energy networks

The term “district energy network” describes a system where a single or more thermal-generating... » more

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Webcast: Critical power: Backup, standby, and emergency power in mission critical facilities

Register for this webcast on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. When utility power is interrupted, standby power system failure is not an option for mission critical facilities. Mission critical facilities, such as hospitals, data centers,...

Webcast: How to Read a Pump Curve

This webinar on Jan. 24, 2017, will teach you to read the pump curve, to know what information is there, and understand how it is formatted.

Your questions answered: Advancing electrical design in building information modeling

Responses to questions from the webcast on Nov. 15, 2016, provided an overview of the challenges BIM creates for today’s consulting engineers and introduce a new solution that saves both time and space. » more

Your questions answered: Critical power: Circuit protection

Questions not answered at the Nov. 3, 2016, circuit protection webcast are addressed here.  » more

Your questions answered: Understanding the new generation of medium-voltage switchgear

Webcast presentation on October 18, 2016, by Joe Richard, U.S. launch manager, Schneider Electric, participated in the question and answer session. » 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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Video: Fly drone with thermographic camera to evaluate...

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

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