Codes and Standards
Codes and Standards December 4, 2018

Case study: System integration for intelligent buildings

Chicago’s newest intelligent building follows best practices to ensure successful system integration throughout.

By David Clute, cohesionIB, Colorado, and Rick Szcodronski, cohesionIB, California
Codes and Standards November 20, 2018

Seven ways MEP engineering helps reduce a building’s water consumption

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering for water conservation needs to be considered for bathrooms, landscaping, and heating and cooling to reduce a building's overall footprint.

By Peter Basso Associates
Electrical, Power
Electrical, Power December 14, 2018

Data center co-location electrical system design

Co-location data centers lease space for IT equipment, power, cooling, and bandwidth. In addition to being cost-efficient, one of the most important obligations of the co-location owner is to provide continuous high-quality electrical power.

By Kenneth Kutsmeda, PE, LEED AP, Jacobs, Philadelphia
Fire, Life Safety
Fire, Life Safety December 13, 2018

How to design fire alarm notification systems

This mass notification and emergency communication system design discussion is holistic and includes all associated coordination requirements.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
HVAC
HVAC December 11, 2018

Video: Demand Response. Best Practices for Multi-Division, Multi-site Program Implementation

This presentation cites the demand response program administered by New York City which provided up to 75MW of grid relief annually and earned revenue over $22 Million.

By Cx Energy
Lighting
Lighting December 14, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 7-13

Reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad, a tax on boots, 2019 40 Under 40 nominations, NFPA 110-2016 design considerations, and simple steps to address cybersecurity concerns in your building automation system were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 7-13. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns