Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, February 2-8: Lab ventilation system design, VFD and motor strategies, ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, more

Articles about designing lab ventilation systems, VFD and motor strategies for energy efficiency, ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, driving data center design, and connecting buildings via the Internet of Things were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, February 2-8. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra February 9, 2015

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 2-8, covered designing lab ventilation systems, VFD and motor strategies for energy efficiency, ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, driving data center design, and connecting buildings via the Internet of Things. Link to each article below.

1. Designing lab ventilation systems

Engineers should consider the codes and standards, safety, risk mitigation, and potential energy savings when designing laboratory ventilation systems. 

2. VFD, motor strategies for energy efficiency

A variable frequency drive (VFD) often is specified to reduce operational cost for pumps, fans, compressors, or any similar equipment with variable load profiles that may be found in a typical building. Here’s how to specify a VFD to meet load conditions while achieving efficiency. 

3. How ASHRAE Standard 90.1 contributes to integrated design

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is under continuous maintenance. This article focuses on the recent evolution of this standard, the impact on energy and performance, the design process, and how human interaction can improve energy efficiency. 

4. Driving data center design: Electrical, power systems

In the information age, data centers can be the beating heart of not just a building, but an entire global corporation. The electrical engineer plays a key role in the design of these mission critical facilities. 

5. Connecting buildings via the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things offers engineers ripe opportunities to take the lead with clients. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, February 2-8, for articles published within the last two months.

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

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