Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 1-7

The 2017 HVAC study, designing fire protection systems, using various power sources, simplifying code compliance for lighting, and integrating fire alarm and HVAC sytems were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, January 1-7. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media January 8, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 1-7Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s top 5 most read articles online for January 1-7 covered 2017 HVAC study, designing fire protection systems, using various power sources, simplifying code compliance for lighting, and integrating fire alarm and HVAC sytems. Link to each article below.

1. 2017 HVAC, building automation systems study

Here are five HVAC and BAS findings as they relate to educational facility projects.

2. Designing passive and active fire protection systems

Fire protection engineers should consider the building’s construction, fire suppression systems, and smoke control when designing active and passive fire protection systems. The International Building Code and NFPA standards provide guidance on passive and active fire protection systems.

3. Energy generation: using various power sources

Despite (or as a result of) the economic downturn, the use of renewable energy options have grown over the past several years, supported by federal and state programs including federal tax credits, state renewable portfolio standards, and a federal renewable fuels standard.

4. How to simplify code compliance for lighting projects

Asking key questions will ease the process of complying with required energy codes.

5. How to properly integrate fire alarm systems and HVAC systems

Organizing the coordination with the engineering team is key to a successful system integration project.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, January 1-7, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media, sgrayson@cfemedia.com.