Power - Energy Efficiency

Getting it right in mixed-use buildings: Sustainability

Mixed-use buildings—often a combination of retail and residential—are unique structures with... » more

Building automation + integration = efficiency

The building automation system (BAS) has become key to ensuring all systems within a building are... » more

Dynamic and adaptive building envelopes

While designing the appropriate HVAC system is essential for new and existing buildings, there are... » more

Chicago’s city council energy benchmarking update

Chicago's Building Energy Use Benchmarking new ordinance calls on existing municipal, commercial,... » more

Arup Thoughts: Smart grids and the city

Smart grids could deliver a flexible, affordable, reliable, and efficient power infrastructure.  » more

Northwestern medical facility incorporates sustainable design

Six ways Northwestern Medicine's 259 East Erie building incorporates sustainable design. » more

Navigating the road to positive-energy buildings

Implementing key enablers, high-performance manufacturing or industrial buildings can become... » more

Commissioning commercial buildings: Sustainability, energy efficiency

Ideally, all nonresidential buildings would be commissioned, and the team would start at the onset... » more

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BAS education: Smart Building System Design and System Integration

This online session provides an overview of buildings system design and requirements for open integrated smart buildings.

Your questions answered: Selective coordination in health care buildings

The unique constraints of health care facility electrical distribution systems require engineers to be diligent when designing these systems. The presenters from the Sept. 24 webcast offer additional guidance. » more

BAS education: Fundamentals of Building Open Control Networking Systems

This class expands on the first course in the series and explores the wide variety of systems that have separate functions yet may be integrated with other systems to communicate and share data, together creating the greater BAS...

BAS education: An Introduction to Smart Buildings

This is the first short course in the Building Automation series. It's an opportunity to earn professional development hours, understand the difference between “dumb” buildings and “smart” buildings, and recognize the different...

Webcast: Vertical Turbine Sump Design

This topic is important to plumbing engineers in order to optimize vertical turbine performance and increase overall efficiency.

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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