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Networking VFDs in high-performance buildings
Networking VFDs in high-performance buildings

Historically, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been limited to large motors and projects with healthy infrastructure budgets. However, as each iteration of the energy code mandates variable flow control of mechanical systems on smaller systems, VFDs have become more commonplace. While their...Read More

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Integrated design solutions to improve energy efficiency
Integrated design solutions to improve energy efficiency

To resolve the issue of improving efficiency while making projects more cost-effective, disciplines must work together toward integrated design solutions.Read More

BIM design software solutions worth $3 billion across 57 countries: report
BIM design software solutions worth $3 billion across 57 countries: report

Architectural CAD dominates in developed countries, other BIM design tools and civil CAD are the next biggest categories, followed by structural CAD.Read More

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Building controls drive smart lighting, HVAC design
Building controls drive smart lighting, HVAC design

Driven by market demand to reduce operating costs, the combination of efficient lighting technology, versatile controls, and sophisticated modeling tools offers new opportunities to improve overall... Read More

A new approach to specifying with BACnet
A new approach to specifying with BACnet

Updated standard ASHRAE 135-2016 makes specifying BACnet equipment easier. Read More

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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, June 12 to June 18: paralleling generator systems, BIM project coordination, data centers, BACnet
Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, June 12 to June 18: paralleling generator systems, BIM project coordination, data centers, BACnet

Articles about paralleling generator systems, BIM project coordination, data centers, and BACnet... Read More

2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year's best products
2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year's best products

Who will win gold in 2017? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for this year's... Read More

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The Outside Air Optimization (OAO) Kit uses the power of cloud-based predictive analytics to create... Read More

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The AAON Touchscreen Controller is an economical HVAC unit control solution for energy-savings... Read More

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