Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 25-31: NEC changes, data center design, 2017 HVAC study, and more.

NEC changes, data center design, 2017 HVAC study, developing lighting solutions, and creating productive working relationships were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, December 25-31. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.


Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 25-31Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online, for December 25-31 covered NEC changes, data center design, 2017 HVAC study, developing lighting solutions, and creating productive working relationships. Link to each article below.

1. Dissecting NEC’s recent changes

Changes in and additions to the 2017 edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) have an impact on commercial and industrial facilities.

2. Data center design considerations

This article provides guidelines on distribution systems’ levels of redundancy, the correct generator rating to use, and whether solar power can be used in a data center.

3. 2017 HVAC, building automation systems study

Here are five HVAC and BAS findings as they relate to educational facility projects.

4. Developing successful lighting solutions

Successful lighting projects take many shapes, but there are core traits that make them shine regardless of the building type or scale.

5. How to create productive working relationships

Understanding how to properly communicate with decision-makers is key to a successful building project.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, December 25-31, for articles published within the last two months.

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