Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power

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Building Types March 25, 2021

Enhancing learning in K-12 schools via building codes

Students and teachers benefit from many engineering codes and standards in K-12 schools

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Codes and Standards February 18, 2021

Office buildings focus on air quality, energy efficiency with codes and standards

Designing office buildings in a post-COVID world is a challenging task with engineering variables. Learn about codes and standards

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power February 16, 2021

Office buildings focus on air quality, energy efficiency, electrical systems

Designing office buildings in a post-COVID world is a challenging task with engineering variables. Read about electrical, power and lighting systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Energy Efficiency February 8, 2021

What does net zero carbon mean in buildings?

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is the backbone of commercial building energy modeling and code compliance efforts so it is essential to consider in relation to net zero carbon buildings

By Jacob Goodman and Peter D'Antonio
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Motors, Drives February 1, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, January 2021

Read the best articles in January 2021 including: Choosing between an ECM and VFD, NFPA 70-2020 changes, NEC chances and more.

By Chris Vavra
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Automation, Controls January 22, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 15-21, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. The cost and scope of a BAS, choosing between an ECM and VFD, NEC changes, data center metrics and electrical grounding and bonding.

By Chris Vavra
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Fire, Life Safety January 8, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 1-7, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 70-2020 changes, BAS integration, VRF system design, electrical grounding and bonding and Product of the Year winners.

By Chris Vavra
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Automation, Controls December 30, 2020

Integrating a BAS into design

Building systems should be high-performing, integrated and accessible — and the building automation system is the key to achieving these goals

By Casimir Zalewski and Derek Crowe
Codes and Standards December 29, 2020

Understanding the changes to NFPA 70-2020

New requirements of the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code will affect facility design

By Tom Divine, PE, LEED AP
Figure 6: Installation of generators to support mission critical and health care facilities is common. However, their use is expanding to address concerns regarding the reliability of electrical utility sources. The 2020 National Electrical Code now requires that all stationary generators be listed in accordance with the applicable standard, UL 2200. Courtesy: McGuire Engineers
Codes and Standards December 21, 2020

NEC changes enhance resiliency

The 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code added changes to improve resiliency electrical system design

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago