Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
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Commissioning control systems for MCFs
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Controls success starts in design with clear requirements, and ends with thorough testing and complete turnover. Here are eight steps to follow.Read More

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Focus on data centers: Codes and standards
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Designing efficient and effective data centers and mission critical facilities is a top priority for consulting engineers. Engineers share suggestions and feedback on data center codes and standards.Read More

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Special report: The business of buildings
In this video with Jim Sandelin, senior vice president, Buildings Business Americas at Schneider Electric, he discusses the buildings business with editor Amara Rozgus, including building automation systems (BAS) and energy management.
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Hard and soft metric: It's actually ‘conversion’ and ‘substitution’
Hard and soft metric: It's actually ‘conversion’ and ‘substitution’

After discussing "hard" and "soft" metric conversions in a previous blog post, I found that there... Read More

Specifying lighting controls: Part 2
Specifying lighting controls: Part 2

When specifying a lighting control system, reviewing the four types of lighting control discussed... Read More

Specifying lighting controls: Part 1
Specifying lighting controls: Part 1

Part 1 looks at four common types of lighting controls: panelboards, dimming controls, addressable... Read More

Closed and open specifications
Closed and open specifications

What exactly are they, and how should engineers specify products or systems with the four different... Read More

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