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Echelon's Lumewave RF+Powerline Gateway (LPG) are intelligent outdoor lighting products designed... » more

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When engineering systems in colleges and universities, what is the most difficult engineering...

Lighting and Lighting Controls Study

Seven points that affect lighting designers: Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015...

Getting it right in mixed-use buildings

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

Plug load controls

I thought we were specifying lighting controls, so why are we also talking about plug load... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, September 14-20: Minimizing arc flash hazards, NFPA 110 compliance, PV system fundamentals, more

Articles about minimizing arc flash hazards, NFPA 110 and mission critical facilities, PV system... » 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...

2013 Electrical & Power Study

This 2013 study was conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in April and May to evaluate customer awareness, usage of, and preference for suppliers of various types of electrical and power products and systems.

Collaborating Against Counterfeit Electrical Products

Specifying engineers tasked to spec out electrical...

Several strategies give specifying engineers the opportunity to... » more

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2012 Lighting Research Study

2015 Electrical and Power Study: Seven key findings...

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