Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Specifying LED luminaires
Specifying LED luminaires

LEDs are in demand because of their energy efficiency and long lifecycle. This article reviews the key aspects of specifying LEDs, provides a lifecycle comparison to other types of lighting, and discusses the codes that dictate their specification.Read More

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VRF offers flexible, energy-efficient heating and cooling
VRF offers flexible, energy-efficient heating and cooling

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems can offer flexibility in design-intensive and challenging HVAC projects. 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 controls, and relay-based systems. Read More

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2014 Lighting and Lighting Controls study
In July Consulting-Specifying Engineer surveyed its audience members responsible for decisions related to the design of lighting and lighting control products key questions on specifying lighting and lighting controls, including annual revenue, products specified, and challenges engineers are facing. Click here to view survey results.
Engineering considerations of NFPA 101
Engineering considerations of NFPA 101

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code defines a building’s egress, along with numerous fire and life safety systems. Read More

Building commissioning challenges, solutions
Building commissioning challenges, solutions

Commissioning, recommissioning, or retro-commissioning, can be a challenge—and the more complex a facility is, the more boxes an engineer has to check to get the job done right. Here, a group of... Read More

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2014 Product of the Year winners
Winners of the 10th annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards included products for critical power applications, top-notch fire and life safety technologies, and a host of cutting-edge energy-efficient products.
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Fire and life safety: Integration: Building automation systems and fire/life safety
Learn how to integrate your fire/life safety system with the building automation system (BAS) in this webcast.

Register for this live education session to learn the provisions of NFPA codes/standards, International Building Code, and International Fire Code applicable to BAS integration.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Chemical resistant canopy hoods
Chemical resistant canopy hoods

These canopy hoods are designed to collect and exhaust corrosive vapors, heat, steam and odors. Read More

Analog sensor control box with built-in data logging
Analog sensor control box with built-in data logging

SmartBOX1 is a general purpose, PLC-based, dual analog input sensor instrumentation control box... Read More

High-frequency modular battery chargers
High-frequency modular battery chargers

NexSys+ high-frequency modular battery chargers are suited for automated guided vehicle... Read More

Anti-bacterial line of plugs and connectors
Anti-bacterial line of plugs and connectors

SteriGuard plugs and connectors feature anti-bacterial line of plugs, connectors, and cord sets. Read More

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MEP Giants Announced
The Consulting-Specifying Enginer MEP Giants program lists the top 100 mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection engineering firms in the United States. Sponsored by: Eaton.
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