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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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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

Listed, labeled, and defined in the National Electrical Code
Listed, labeled, and defined in the National Electrical Code

What exactly does "listed and labeled as defined in NFPA 70" mean?Read More

The proper amount of specificity
The proper amount of specificity

What is the appropriate level of detail for a specification?Read More

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