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Building Envelope August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings: Fire and life safety

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. Fire and life safety systems—including smoke detection—are discussed.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. This overview provides insights for commissioning building systems.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope August 19, 2013

FOS case study: Strategically planning a university’s future

Cannon Design Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) assisted with a series of assessments for Knox College in Toronto.

By Joe Cassata, Cannon Design
Building Envelope July 26, 2013

NZEB examples to inspire

These three facilities are current examples of net-zero energy buildings (NZEB).

By Scotte Elliott, CEM, Metro CD Engineering, Powell, Ohio
Building Envelope July 26, 2013

Integration: Net-zero energy design

ASHRAE has a goal: net-zero energy for all new buildings by 2030. What do engineers need to know to achieve this goal on their projects?

By Scotte Elliott, CEM, Metro CD Engineering, Powell, Ohio
Building Envelope June 24, 2013

Manufacturer’s focus on manufacturing, industrial buildings

Manufacturing and industrial facilities have some unusual engineering requirements, especially air handling, power needs, and fire/life safety systems. Two manufacturers provide feedback and advice.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope June 21, 2013

Integrate windows to achieve energy performance

Here are the top 5 myths about the building façade and its impact on operations.

By Robert Bolin, PE; Kristopher Baker, PE, Syska Hennessy Group
Building Envelope June 14, 2013

Using the AEDG in large hospitals

To achieve energy efficiency in a hospital, engineers should fully understand the Advanced Energy Design Guide.

By Pete Sabeff, PE, LEED AP, Engineering Economics, Golden, Colo.
Building Envelope May 29, 2013

NEBB building enclosure testing seminar

NEBB's seminar on Building Enclosure Testing (BET) will be held Sept. 9 to 11 at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, D.C.

Building Envelope May 16, 2013

NEBB conference presentations available

The 2013 NEBB Conference presentations are available to download from NEBB's website.

By National Environmental Balancing Bureau