Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer content, March 29-April 4, 2024

Top articles this week covered topics including fire alarm notification strategies, ASHRAE 90.1 and heat pump technology

By Anna Steingruber April 5, 2024
A fire alarm control unit for a voice fire alarm system, which is often used in systems utilizing partial notification. Courtesy: Chris Campbell.

1. An overview of fire alarm notification strategies

A review of several fire alarm notification strategies that are permitted by the IBC, NFPA 101 and NFPA 72

2. Ten things to know about ASHRAE 90.1-2022 updates

Building on the momentum of previous editions, ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2022 is leading the way toward renewable energy and decarbonization in commercial buildings

3. Know the definitions for selective coordination in mission critical systems

Learn the definitions for designing for selective coordination in mission critical systems

4. Sponsored content: The evolution of heat pump technology

A knowledge of where heat pumps have come from will help engineers understand when and how to implement them

5. How new fire alarm system technologies are advancing safety

With a focus on improving safety, efficiency and adaptability, innovations in fire alarm systems are a remarkable leap forward in safeguarding lives and property

Author Bio: Associate editor, CFE Media and Technology