Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, August 24-30: LED specifications, PV system fundamentals, 2015 MEP Giants revenue, more

Articles about LED specifications, PV system fundamentals, MEP Giants revenue and M&A, specifying a clean agent system, and the impacts of NFPA 72-2016 were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, August 24-30. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra August 31, 2015

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Aug. 24-30, covered LED specifications, PV system fundamentals, MEP Giants revenue and M&A, specifying a clean agent system, and the impacts of NFPA 72-2016. Link to each article below.

1. LED specifications

Building owners are requesting LEDs because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Review the basics of LEDs, explain the key aspects of specifying LEDs, and examine lifecycle cost considerations for LEDs.

2. PV system fundamentals

Photovoltaic (PV) systems are one of the best options for on-site power generation. Commercial buildings must generate power as we move forward with the AIA 2030 challenge, net zero energy, and other energy efficiency programs.

3. MEP Giants revenue, mergers, diversification increase

The 2015 MEP Giants revenue ticked up slightly, while firms continue to diversify the services they offer, the countries in which they work, and project types. 

4. Know when, where to specify a clean agent system

Fire protection engineers should use NFPA 2001 to direct the specification of clean agent fire extinguishing systems, which are typically used in mission critical facilities.

5. What are the impacts of NFPA 72-2016?

Although the revision process is not yet complete for NFPA 72-2016, this highlights some of the more significant changes that may be included in the 2016 edition.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, August 24-30, for articles published within the last two months.

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