Power - Smart Grid

Networking VFDs in high-performance buildings

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

Figure 3: For utilities, revenue can benefit from improved operational efficiencies due to advanced event reporting from AMI meters.

Smart utility meters enhance utility operations

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

This is an image of the dining area that was part of a larger renovation at the Kohl’s Innovation Center in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The project transformed an existing 300,000-sq-ft manufacturing building into a new corporate office space for more than 1,65

Engineering flexible office buildings: electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities... » more

Cory J. Abramowicz, ESD (Environmental Systems Design); Matt Chandler, KJWW Engineering Consultants; Andrew B. Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers Inc.; Julianne Laue, Mortenson Construction; Matthew Pastore, GHT Ltd.; John Yoon, McGuire Engineers Inc.; Mi

Engineering flexible office buildings

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities... » more

Neil Cannon, EnOcean Inc., Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Courtesy: EnOcean Inc.

Self-powered wireless technology adds flexibility to smart buildings

Future trends in building automation solve many problems with increased flexibility and wireless... » more

Circuit breakers, fuses, etc. (83%); transfer switches, ATS, etc. (79%); emergency and standby power systems or equipment (79%); and transformers (79%) are most commonly specified for educational facility projects. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Electrical, power systems in educational facilities

Respondents to the 2016 Electrical and Power study share details about these systems in educational... » more

Now is the right time to take action and transform climate change’s publicity power and make a shift back to the solutions: clean tech, green power, green energy and renewables. Courtesy: ARUP

Arup Thoughts: Green tech, climate change solutions

Advancement in technology, green tech, clean tech, and renewables should be a priority whether... » more

Power suppliers are increasingly relying on businesses to run their standby diesel generators but the government also faces a challenge to meet air quality limits. Is it possible to have both? Courtesy: Arup

Arup Thoughts: Achieving resilient power and clean air

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

Figure 3: For utilities, revenue can benefit from improved operational efficiencies due to advanced event reporting from AMI meters. This is an image of the dining area that was part of a larger renovation at the Kohl’s Innovation Center in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The project transformed an existing 300,000-sq-ft manufacturing building into a new corporate office space for more than 1,65 Cory J. Abramowicz, ESD (Environmental Systems Design); Matt Chandler, KJWW Engineering Consultants; Andrew B. Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers Inc.; Julianne Laue, Mortenson Construction; Matthew Pastore, GHT Ltd.; John Yoon, McGuire Engineers Inc.; Mi Neil Cannon, EnOcean Inc., Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Courtesy: EnOcean Inc. Circuit breakers, fuses, etc. (83%); transfer switches, ATS, etc. (79%); emergency and standby power systems or equipment (79%); and transformers (79%) are most commonly specified for educational facility projects. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer Now is the right time to take action and transform climate change’s publicity power and make a shift back to the solutions: clean tech, green power, green energy and renewables. Courtesy: ARUP Power suppliers are increasingly relying on businesses to run their standby diesel generators but the government also faces a challenge to meet air quality limits. Is it possible to have both? Courtesy: Arup

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Webcast: Lighting: Designing lighting systems with LEDs

Building owners are becoming more aware of and interested in using light-emitting diode (LED) systems for their lighting systems because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Good lighting enhances building design,...

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

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.

Cut the Copper Blog

Still more on ‘cutting the copper’

One evening, an easy method to scale back on the amount of copper we... » more

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Critical power webcast: Selective coordination

Selective coordination is a means of localizing...

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