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Plumbing, Pumping September 11, 2020

Case study: College water heater

A hybrid campus building’s water heater was selected using the time-based evaluation method

By Michael Scruggs
Courtesy: Patrick Campbell/CU Boulder
HVAC September 1, 2020

Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spread

The Facilities Task Force at CU Boulder is improving the university's HVAC system to prevent COVID-19 spread during the school year.

By Daniel Strain
Courtesy: Jeffrey Totaro, IMEG Corp.
Hospitals August 31, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: August 24-30, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Resilient hospital design, MEP Giants revenue, college campuses, pandemic control and Product of the Year finalists.

By Chris Vavra
Educational August 28, 2020

Reshaping the student experience for Fall 2020

Colleges and universities are racing to answer a remarkable question in the weeks ahead: How do you safely and effectively educate students during a pandemic?

By CannonDesign
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Educational August 21, 2020

College campuses will look different this fall

CannonDesign examines how colleges and universities will look different because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By CannonDesign
Courtesy: Johnston, LLC
Electrical August 17, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: August 10-16, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Switchgear and transformers, school building safety, Product of the Year finalists, ASHRAE 90.4 and UV light disinfection.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Educational August 13, 2020

Design guidelines for infection control in higher education facilities

To help ensure colleges and universities are safe to reopen their campuses this fall, Henderson Engineers' education design experts have put together a set of guidelines for infection control.

By Henderson Engineers
Courtesy: CannonDesign
HVAC August 7, 2020

Building engineers are helping students safely return to school

There are many factors to consider when deciding when and how to safely open schools across the country. Four highlights from a recent ASHRAE report are highlighted.

By Keith Hammelman
Courtesy: Southland
Energy Efficiency August 5, 2020

How to utilize energy efficiency as a service after COVID-19

Alternative financial solutions such as energy as a service (EaaS) can help impacted entities grapple with their situation after the COVID-19 pandemic cools down.

By Art Thompson
Part of the Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant on the UW-Madison campus. A new model for control systems could help large central plants like these save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Courtesy: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Energy Management July 29, 2020

Control approach helps campuses minimize energy costs

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers designed a new stochastic model predictive control system for central utility plants, which could help universities and manufacturing facilities that generate a lot of energy.

By Jason Daley