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Electrical codes and standards within healthcare

Essential systems include emergency systems and equipment systems, which are crucial to life safety... » more

High expectations for high-performance buildings: electrical, lighting, power

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

The basics of daylighting

A design strategy needs to be considered in order to provide optimal daylighting in a space. » more

Selecting and sizing transformers to achieve energy efficiency

Electrical engineers must know when and where to specify dry-type transformers. Energy efficiency... » more

Transformers: ensuring efficient electrical system design

Electrical engineers can specify high-efficiency, 3-phase, low-voltage, dry-type transformers into... » more

Paralleling generator systems—part three: installation considerations

When designing generator systems, electrical engineers must ensure that the generators and the... » 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

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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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