Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, February 16-22: ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, VFD and motor strategies, lighting control strategies, more

Articles about ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, VFD and motor strategies for energy efficiency, lighting control strategies, driving data center design, and NFPA 72 and 720 code changes were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, February 16-22. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

02/23/2015


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 16-22, covered ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, VFD and motor strategies for energy efficiency, lighting control strategies, driving data center design, and NFPA 72 and 720 code changes. Link to each article below.

1. 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 interaction can improve energy efficiency. 

2. 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. 

3. Lighting controls: Best practices begins with a strategy

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 requires lighting professionals to include power allowances, daylighting controls, functional testing, and submittals in their lighting designs. This discussion includes an overview of lighting control options along with best practices for lighting designers and electrical engineers in working with their clients. 

4. Driving data center design

In the information age, data centers can be the beating heart of not just a building, but an entire global corporation. Engineers with experience working on data centers offer advice on their complex design and getting all the various aspects to compute. 

5. NFPA 72 and 720 code changes

Here's what fire protection engineers need to know about the NFPA 72 and 720 code requirements for sleeping rooms. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, February 16-22, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
2017 MEP Giants; Mergers and acquisitions report; ASHRAE 62.1; LEED v4 updates and tips; Understanding overcurrent protection
Integrating electrical and HVAC for energy efficiency; Mixed-use buildings; ASHRAE 90.4; Wireless fire alarms assessment and challenges
Integrated building networks, NFPA 99, recover waste heat, chilled water systems, Internet of Things, BAS controls
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; VFDs in high-performance buildings
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid; Paralleling generator systems; Previewing NEC 2017 changes
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me