Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, January 5-11: 2015 business trends, dirty LED secrets, designing higher education facilities, more

Articles about top business trends in 2015, dirty LED secrets, designing higher education facilities, commissioning lighting systems, and the 2014 NEC were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, January 5-11. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra January 12, 2015

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 5-11, covered top business trends in 2015, dirty LED secrets, designing higher education facilities, commissioning lighting systems, and the 2014 NEC. Link to each article below.

1. Top 10 business trends to watch in 2015

Engineering firms should watch these business and technology trends as we move into 2015. 

2. Four dirty little LED secrets

Specify LED fixtures and create an unhappy client. Here’s what your mother never told you about LED lighting. 

3. Designing higher education facilities

The world is getting more high-tech, and the colleges and universities preparing students to work in an increasingly advanced environment must keep pace. Engineers with expertise on college and university buildings share advice on how to complete such complex projects, with honors. 

4. Commissioning lighting systems

The complexity of lighting design has made commissioning of lighting controls an essential part of projects. Commissioning for the most part is voluntary; however, if an owner is contemplating U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification or if ASHRAE 90.1-2010 compliance is required, commissioning is mandatory. 

5. Reviewing the 2014 NEC

It’s time for electrical and power engineers to start reviewing the 2014 edition of the NEC to be prepared for when jurisdictions adopt it as local code. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, January 5-11, for articles published within the last two months.

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