Power - Automation, Controls

Critical power: Selective coordination in health care buildings

Health care facilities, especially hospitals, have more stringent selective coordination... » more

Integrated control systems for labs

Successful controls integration can be a challenge in both new construction and renovation... » more

Critical Power: Circuit protection

Although a building’s entire electrical distribution system is important, its overcurrent...

Analog sensor control box with built-in data logging

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

HVAC, BAS in office buildings

Even in 10 of engineers are responsible for determining requirements/writing specifications,... » more

High-frequency modular battery chargers

NexSys+ high-frequency modular battery chargers are suited for automated guided vehicle... » more

Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems

Despite (or as a result of) an economic downturn, the use of renewable energy options has grown... » more

Case study: Roof-mounted PV system

A giant solar photovoltaic (PV) array in Las Vegas offers a resort a sustainable power option.  » more

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Critical Power: Circuit protection

Although a building’s entire electrical distribution system is important, its overcurrent protection is the most critical to safety. Overcurrent includes short circuits and overloads. During a short circuit, electrical current...

Your questions answered: Next-generation lighting: the emergency of PoE for lighting and controls

Your questions answered: Next-generation lighting: the emergency of PoE for lighting and controls » more

Your questions answered: Critical power: hospital electrical systems

The Sept. 15, 2016, “Critical Power: Backup power systems” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Webcast: Fire/life safety: Notification systems

Active fire protection and life safety systems are specified to ensure the safety and well-being of building occupants in case of a fire or other emergency. As in most industries, the safety of people comes first and property...

Critical power webcast: Hospital electrical systems

Register for this webcast on Thursday, Sept. 15, to learn more about specifying electrical distribution systems in hospitals. For example, engineers must account for the facility’s size, flexibility needs, medical equipment and...

2013 Electrical & Power Study

This 2013 study was conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in April and May to evaluate customer awareness, usage of, and preference for suppliers of various types of electrical and power products and systems.

Cut the Copper Blog

Still more on ‘cutting the copper’

One evening, an easy method to scale back on the amount of copper we... » more

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Critical power webcast: Selective coordination

Selective coordination is a means of localizing...

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When engineering systems in colleges and universities, what's your biggest challenge? Select one.
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