Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, December 21-27: Lighting system design, NEC 2014 changes, leading your engineering firm, more

Articles about lighting system design, NEC 2014 changes, lead your engineering firm into the future, integrating renewable power systems, and defining NFPA 37 were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, December 21-27. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Ksenia Avrakhova December 28, 2015

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 21-27, covered lighting system design, NEC 2014 changes, lead your engineering firm into the future, integrating renewable power systems, and defining NFPA 37. Link to each article below.

1. Lighting system design

Lighting designers must consider eight key factors when specifying lighting systems for nonresidential buildings. In addition to considering the type of lighting fixture (LED, fluorescent, etc.), they must also take into account daylighting, lighting controls, codes and standards, and other factors.

2. Reviewing, analyzing NEC 2014 changes

Changes in and additions to the NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) have a significant impact on commercial and industrial facilities.

3. Lead your engineering firm into the future

Two ways to handle succession planning: prepare the next generation for leadership and attract talented millennials.

4. Integrating renewable power systems into a net zero energy building

Engineers should consider several factors to integrate renewable technologies into electrical systems. Key codes/standards drive the design of renewable power systems. Best practices for achieving net zero energy are illustrated.

5. Defining NFPA 37

NFPA 37 outlines the minimum fire safety requirements for the installation and operation of permanently installed engines including stationary, engine-driven equipment.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, December 21-27, for articles published within the last two months.

– Ksenia Avrakhova, production coordinator, CFE Media, ksia94@gmail.com.