Codes and Standards - Energy Efficiency

Reaching energy efficiency goals with district energy networks

The term “district energy network” describes a system where a single or more thermal-generating... » more

Energy codes and lighting

Lighting designers have many resources when designing energy-efficient lighting in nonresidential... » more

Operating on medical and hospital projects: codes and standards

Engineers tasked with working on hospital and medical campuses find themselves tackling unique... » more

Understanding the fan-efficiency rules

Fan efficiency is critical in HVAC and process air systems. The new proposed Department of Energy... » more

Daylight, urban density, and the role of regulation

If daylight guidelines were strategically implemented within building regulations, more naturally... » more

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Your questions answered: Advancing electrical design in building information modeling

Responses to questions from the webcast on Nov. 15, 2016, provided an overview of the challenges BIM creates for today’s consulting engineers and introduce a new solution that saves both time and space. » more

Your questions answered: Critical power: Circuit protection

Questions not answered at the Nov. 3, 2016, circuit protection webcast are addressed here.  » more

Your questions answered: Understanding the new generation of medium-voltage switchgear

Webcast presentation on October 18, 2016, by Joe Richard, U.S. launch manager, Schneider Electric, participated in the question and answer session. » more

Your questions answered: Fire/life safety: Notification systems

NFPA 72 defines how fire notification systems should be designed and installed. Here is additional information from the Oct. 13, 2016, webcast on Fire/life safety: Notification systems.  » more

Webcast: Innovation and the New Generation of Medium Voltage Switchgear

The electrical industry is seeing a number of trends affecting power network design including workforce shifts, capital and operational expenditure sensitivity, equipment space issues, and the ever increasing importance of both...

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that... » more

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Video: Fly drone with thermographic camera to evaluate...

Glumac's drone pilot recently flew over the Edith... » more

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