Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, July 20-26: Internet of Things and engineers, IAQ in hospitals, HVAC vibration and sound problems, more

Articles about the IoT and consulting-specifying engineers, IAQ in hospitals, HVAC noise and vibration problems, implementing microgrids, and variable refrigerant flow were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, July 20-26. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Jul. 20-26, covered the IoT and consulting-specifying engineers, IAQ in hospitals, HVAC noise and vibration problems, implementing microgrids, and variable refrigerant flow. Link to each article below.

1. The Internet of Things and the consulting-specifying engineer, part II: IoT issues and the standard process

IoT services, IoT communications and networking infrastructure, and IoT architectures are collectively trying to analyze technology gap in order to pinpoint where additional technology is needed to provide end-to-end IoT standardization solutions.

2. Indoor air quality in hospitals

Hospitals and health care facilities must comply with ASHRAE and other regulatory standards with respect to air change rates, humidity requirements, and pressurization. ASHRAE Standard 62.1 is the most commonly referenced standard to meet appropriate HVAC system design.

3. Solving noise, vibration problems in HVAC systems

Vibration, sound, and noise can be mitigated by designing HVAC systems properly, which may include isolation pads, flexible pipe connectors, or other means.

4. Implementing microgrids: Controlling campus, community power generation 

Microgrids can lower cost and raise reliability for the owner, and for surrounding communities. 

5. Is VRF right for your next project?

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems can be specified into a variety of buildings, especially those that require flexibility.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, July 20-26, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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