Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, March 30 to April 5: ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, LCCA for HVAC systems, fire suppression piping systems; more

Articles about ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, LCCA for HVAC systems, seismic design for fire suppression systems, HVAC equipment demand in the U.S., and standby vs. emergency power in mission critical facilities were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, March 30 to April 5. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

04/06/2015


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Mar. 30-Apr. 5, covered ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, LCCA for HVAC systems, seismic design for fire suppression systems, HVAC equipment demand in the U.S., and standby vs. emergency power in mission critical facilities. 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. LCCA for HVAC systems

Lifecycle cost analysis (LCCA) is a tool used to determine the most cost-effective option among HVAC system alternatives. 

3. Seismic design of fire suppression piping systems

Fire protection engineers should use the guidance of NFPA 13 when designing fire suppression piping in nonresidential buildings. 

4. U.S. demand for HVAC equipment to reach $20.4 billion in 2019

According to a recent report, demand for HVAC equipment is forecast to increase 6.8% annually through 2019. 

5. Standby vs. emergency power in mission critical facilities

System designers must interpret the requirements of NFPA 110, ensure their designs follow them, and educate their clients about how the standard affects their operations. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, March 30 to April 5, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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