Power - Energy Efficiency

Healthy hospital success: Sustainability

With hospital projects, it is imperative that engineers get everything exactly right—after all, the... » more

NCBC call for papers

The Building Commissioning Association's NCBC 2016 has opened its call for presenters.  » more

Designing, enhancing office buildings: Energy efficiency

Office buildings might seem like relatively simple structures, but engineers with experience in the... » more

Online education: Smart building automation systems

BAS and building your future: Register for educational online courses about smart buildings.  » more

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

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Your questions answered: Retrofitting HVAC systems in existing buildings

While the mechanical engineering team has much more control over how HVAC systems are designed and how they fit into the facility for new construction, retrofitting HVAC systems to accommodate existing buildings is considerably... » more

Your questions answered: Vertical Turbine Sump Design

Jimmy Scroggins, technical training expert at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Lubbock, Texas, tackled unanswered questions from the Oct. 21, 2015, webcast on vertical turbine sump design. » more

BAS education: An Introduction to Designing Building Automation Dashboards, User Interfaces, and Public Kiosks

This education session will discuss the various options, end user requirements, and visualization capabilities of today’s BMS front end interfaces.

Webcast: Improving the design process for selective coordination applications

Selective coordination can be challenging to achieve in electrical distribution systems, and the resulting solution may be oversized and expensive. It is not unusual for engineers to spend countless hours researching various...

BAS education: Specifying Building Automation Systems

Specifying building automation systems, controls, and infrastructure requires detailed knowledge of the requirements of the system coupled with a good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the contractors, suppliers,...

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.

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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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