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Ongoing commissioning ensures energy efficiency
Ongoing commissioning ensures energy efficiency

Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems must be engineered and commissioned so that the Dept. of Veterans Affairs has control over the system and so continuous measurement and verification are possible. Read More

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Applying building energy modeling
Applying building energy modeling

Whole building energy modeling techniques and software are crucial for designing code-compliant buildings. At the same time, this near-mandatory exercise introduces opportunities for engineers to add... Read More

Best practices for mixed-use buildings
Best practices for mixed-use buildings

Taking on a mixed-use structure—such as one that includes retail and residential portions—can be an engineering challenge. With all the different engineered systems involved, it can be like working... Read More

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Sizing, selecting pumps and circulators
Sizing, selecting pumps and circulators

By making correct pump and piping selections, a hydronic system can operate at or near peak efficiency, avoiding cavitation and vibration. Here’s a look at relevant codes and best practices. Read More

Everything starts with an idea
Everything starts with an idea

Spend more time thinking—you’ll help your clients more.Read More

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Wireless sensor unit for lighting
Wireless sensor unit for lighting

The wireless sensor unit provides full digital passive infrared, light level, and temperature... Read More

Transformer-free uninterruptible power supply
Transformer-free uninterruptible power supply

The Liebert eXL 1200 kVA/kW UPS can be used in colocation facilities and large enterprise data... Read More

Low emission generator
Low emission generator

QAS 25 generator has Tier 4 emission levels. It can be used in oil and gas and construction... Read More

Aspirating smoke detectors
Aspirating smoke detectors

The FAAST XT aspirating smoke detectors can detect particulate up to 0.00046%/ft obscuration, and... Read More

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