Figure 1: BACnet device profiles. Courtesy: SmithGroup
Automation, Controls February 1, 2023

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Buildings with large atriums must meet specific fire and smoke control codes and standards: Courtesy: Amara Rozgus, CFE Media and Technology
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Codes, standards that are important to consulting engineers

MEP engineers must design engineered building systems based on several codes and standards

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Electrical November 11, 2022

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By Tyler Wall
Figure 2: Basic piping diagram for a typical chilled water/condenser water system. Courtesy: Certus Consulting Engineers
HVAC January 20, 2023

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Offices change to accommodate sustainability goals

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Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety January 23, 2023

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In the 2022 Specifying Considerations for Lighting & Lighting Controls report, lighting designers indicated they worked primarily in office buildings, college/university buildings and hospitals/health care facilities, all of which are considered commercial buildings. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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What is a commercial building?

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Figure 2: Final programming included warm lighting at 3,000 K to start the day, high light level at 5,000 K from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and a gradual return to 3,000 K from 7 to 9 p.m. Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
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Designing lighting system controls with the user in mind

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Figure 2: Image of fuel polishing system installed on an existing fuel oil system for improved reliability of relocated generators. Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
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Existing generators: Extending service life strategies and reuse case studies

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