Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, February 9-15: VFD and motor strategies, driving data center design, lab ventilation system design, more

Articles about VFD and motor strategies for energy efficiency, driving data center design, designing lab ventilation systems, connecting buildings via the Internet of Things, and intelligent lighting control and energy performance were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, February 9-15. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra February 16, 2015

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 9-15, covered VFD and motor strategies for energy efficiency, driving data center design, designing lab ventilation systems, connecting buildings via the Internet of Things, and intelligent lighting control and energy performance. Link to each article below.

1. 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.

2. 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. 

3. Designing lab ventilation systems

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

4. Connecting buildings via the Internet of Things

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

5. Intelligent lighting control and energy performance

By designing intelligent lighting systems, lighting designers and engineers can achieve energy performance in a variety of building types. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, February 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.

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

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