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VFD, motor strategies for energy efficiency
VFD, motor strategies for energy efficiency

A variable frequency drive (VFD) often is specified to reduce operational cost for pumps, fans, compressors, or any similar equipment with variable load profiles that may be found in a typical building. Here’s how to specify a VFD to meet load conditions while achieving efficiency.Read More

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Connecting buildings via the Internet of Things
Connecting buildings via the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things offers engineers ripe opportunities to take the lead with clients.Read More

Driving data center design: Electrical, power systems
Driving data center design: Electrical, power systems

In the information age, data centers can be the beating heart of not just a building, but an entire global corporation. The electrical engineer plays a key role in the design of these mission... Read More

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How ASHRAE Standard 90.1 contributes to integrated design
How ASHRAE Standard 90.1 contributes to integrated design

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is under continuous maintenance. This article focuses on the recent evolution of this standard, the impact on energy and performance, the design process, and how human... Read More

Where do ideas come from?
Where do ideas come from?

Ask some basic questions to generate new ideas.Read More

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Prefabricated wiring systems for lighting and power
Prefabricated wiring systems for lighting and power

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Low-voltage switchgear
Low-voltage switchgear

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Power system annunciator
Power system annunciator

ASCO Power Technologies' 8-device annunciator eliminates the need for multiple annunciators. Read More

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Integrated VFD/motor

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