Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 17-23: Standby power, Prooduct of the Year, building controls, more

Articles about standby generator systems, 2017 Product of the Year, building controls, thermal comfort, and re-commissioning were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 17 to 23. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Joy Chang, CFE Media April 24, 2017

Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s top 5 most read articles online, for April 17 to 23, covered standby generator systems, 2017 Product of the Year, building controls, thermal comfort, and re-commissioning. Link to each article below.

1. Designing emergency and standby generator systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency and standby power equipment understand that installations for mission critical facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, are required to comply with NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, in conjunction with NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC). 

2. 2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year’s best products

Who will win gold in 2017? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for this year’s 13th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online here.

3. Building controls drive smart lighting, HVAC design

Driven by market demand to reduce operating costs, the combination of efficient lighting technology, versatile controls, and sophisticated modeling tools offers new opportunities to improve overall building performance.

4. How to address thermal comfort in commercial buildings

There are many factors to consider when providing thermal comfort, including being compliant with codes and standards and methods of air distribution.

5. Risk management: Commissioning electrical systems

Commissioning electrical systems has become a study of economics and risk. Factors such as capital expenditure, age, safety, reliability, efficiency, and energy costs must be weighed in conjunction with replacement costs and liability risk to formulate and prioritize re-commissioning and retro-commissioning plans.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, April 17 to 23, for articles published within the last two months.

Joy Chang, digital project manager, CFE Media,