Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 9-15: energy savings in electrical distribution systems, Product of the Year finalists, emergency egress and illumination systems, more

Articles about energy savings in electrical distribution systems, Product of the Year finalists, emergency egress and illumination systems, data centers' intricate design, and intelligent buildings were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, May 9-15. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

05/16/2016


Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Top 5 most read articles online, for May 9-15, covered energy savings in electrical distribution systems, Product of the Year finalists, emergency egress and illumination systems, data centers' intricate design, and intelligent buildings. Link to each article below.

1. Energy savings in electrical distribution systems

Engineers and building owners often focus on payback periods and return on investment as economic decision-making thresholds for energy efficiency investments. These energy efficiency improvements typically revolve around energy-efficient lighting, using variable frequency drives, or using National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) premium motors.

2. 2016 Product of the Year finalists

Another year of innovation and technological advancement has led up to the 12th annual Product of the Year awards. This year, companies submitted their new and improved products to be judged for this distinguished honor.

3. Emergency egress and illumination systems

During a fire, emergency egress and illumination systems can make the difference between life and death. Effective design, specification, and lifecycle management can optimize the lifespan effectiveness of these life safety systems and enhance their performance during evacuation.

4. Data centers' intricate design

Data centers are important structures that hold vital information for businesses, schools, public agencies, and private individuals. If these mission critical facilities aren't properly designed and equipped, the gear inside and the data the servers handle is at risk.

5. A comprehensive look at the intelligent building

Technology is changing what's possible for buildings. With the advent of smart building technology, heating, cooling, electrical, lighting, fire/life safety, and other systems need monitoring and intercommunication for optimized efficiency and operation.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories on csemag.com, May 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.

Emily Guenther, associate content manager, CFE Media, eguenther@cfemedia.com.



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