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Offsetting the costs of patient satisfaction with operational efficiencies

An advanced building automation system, LED lighting, and airflow changes improve the efficiency of... » more

WELL Building Standard and healthy building design

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

Building controls drive smart lighting, HVAC design

Driven by market demand to reduce operating costs, the combination of efficient lighting... » more

A new approach to specifying with BACnet

Updated standard ASHRAE 135-2016 makes specifying BACnet equipment easier.  » more

Integration creates smart, high-performance buildings

Building owners are requesting integrated systems and smart buildings. Lighting and HVAC designers... » more

Case study: Research building gets lighting facelift

By using natural lighting and a networked lighting control system, this NOAA building achieved... » more

Networking VFDs in high-performance buildings

Historically, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been limited to large motors and... » more

Smart utility meters enhance utility operations

The capabilities of advanced metering infrastructure offer opportunities for improving service and... » more

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Webcast: Relays: They’re not just for medium-voltage anymore

This webcast on July 13, 2017, will cover a quick review of the most popular relay functions being employed today and what factors are present in the marketplace today that are driving applications at the low-voltage level. We...

Your questions answered: Electrical: Data and communications cabling and pathways

The June 22, 2017, “Electrical: Data and communications cabling and pathways” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

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.

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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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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