Office Buildings

Office Buildings October 31, 2013

Specifying fire, life safety systems for new, existing office buildings

Office buildings might seem like simple structures from the outside, but engineers engaged in such projects know they can be highly complex, with specialized fire/life safety requirements, laboratory spaces, and other unique needs. Fire and life safety issues are of utmost importance.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings October 23, 2013

Factoring lighting into cooling loads

How to select, design, and redesign lighting systems so they complement HVAC systems.

By David Duthu, PE, and Nolan Rome, PE, LEED AP, ccrd partners, Houston
Office Buildings October 23, 2013

Creating efficient office lighting

An example of an office that used energy modeling for HVAC load analysis and a lighting optimization simulation analysis.

By David Duthu, PE, and Nolan Rome, PE, LEED AP, ccrd partners, Houston
Office Buildings October 23, 2013

Simulating daylighting

Glumac implemented daylighting control to achieve energy savings for their Portland headquarters.

By David Duthu, PE, and Nolan Rome, PE, LEED AP, ccrd partners, Houston
Office Buildings September 24, 2013

Incorporate lighting controls with BAS to save energy

Incorporating daylighting and lighting controls with a building automation system can result in energy savings.

By Michael Chow and Julia Noschang, Metro CD Engineering, Powell, Ohio
Office Buildings September 16, 2013

Manufacturers’ perspective on mixed-use buildings

Two manufacturers provide insights about engineering electrical and mechanical systems into mixed-use buildings.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings September 16, 2013

Codes, standards for mixed-use buildings

Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Codes and standards from NFPA to IECC challenge engineers.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings September 16, 2013

Building automation, controls in mixed-use buildings

Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Building automation and controls can be complex, and system integration is key.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings September 16, 2013

Electrical, power systems in mixed-use buildings

Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple electrical and power systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Metering, submetering, and energy efficiency also must be considered.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings September 16, 2013

Fire, life safety, and smoke control in mixed-use buildings

Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Fire protection engineers focus on these diverse structures with various fire and life safety techniques.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer