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Arup Thoughts: Achieving resilient power and clean air

The increased use of standby diesel generators to plug gaps in the national electricity supply... » more

Arup Thoughts: Challenges for a smarter energy system

The many elements of a smart energy system need to act simultaneously to create an optimum outcome. » more

Arup Thoughts: Game theory balances power markets

The effects of game theory can force suppliers to react in a way that restores order to the market,... » more

High efficiency switchmode chargers

The MicroGenius 2 chargers are the second generation of MicroGenius high-efficiency switchmode... » 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

Case study: The National Bank of Abu Dhabi Showcase project

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) implemented a multi-phase project for a modular data center... » more

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

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, and other highly critical buildings, must remain...

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

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...

Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer... » more

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