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Reducing electrical system costs
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Consider these cost-saving ideas for retrofitting existing equipment and tips for cost savings throughout the new-building engineering process.Read More

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VAV systems and return air balancing
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The ability to balance return inlets requires some thought and evaluation.Read More

Lighting efficiency improvements proposed for ASHRAE 90.1
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Proposed changes to ASHRAE 90.1 will require automatic lighting controls in more space types and shorten the times before lighting is automatically reduced or shut off.Read More

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Green is gold, but may be risky
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Engineers must carefully review contracts and insurance to ensure green building design proceeds smoothly. Read More

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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Soft and hard metric conversions
Soft and hard metric conversions

"Soft metric" is not a mix of imperial and metric measurements, and the Dept. of Defense does not... Read More

Specifying for sustainability: Reference standards
Specifying for sustainability: Reference standards

Every engineer needs a benchmark. In specifying, that's a reference standard.Read More

Specifying for sustainability: performance specifying
Specifying for sustainability: performance specifying

One of the cores of LEED v4 or any sustainable design standard is specifying performance. Here's... Read More

Specifying for green building: Part 1
Specifying for green building: Part 1

How do you structure specifications to properly specify building performance that is compliant with... Read More

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