Codes and Standards - Energy Efficiency

Critical power: Selective coordination in health care buildings

Health care facilities, especially hospitals, have more stringent selective coordination... » more

The demands of mixed-use facilities: codes and standards

Mixed-use facilities require engineers to handle several complex components. Here, engineers with... » more

Facing the challenges of mixed-use buildings: codes and standards

Fulfilling the demands of a mixed-use facility can be challenging, considering the structure’s... » more

HVAC codes and standards: cooling and energy efficiency

Codes and standards dictate the design of HVAC systems; however, there are ways to improve the... » more

Is an LED right for your next retrofit project?

Building owners are asking lighting designers and electrical engineers to help them save on energy... » more

The National Electrical Safety Code 2017: Safety in Numbers

The 2017 NESC includes some major updates, as highlighted in this article.  » more

Energy code advancements for power systems

Over the last 10 years, dedicated energy codes have been supplementing standard building codes,... » more

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Critical Power: Circuit protection

Although a building’s entire electrical distribution system is important, its overcurrent protection is the most critical to safety. Overcurrent includes short circuits and overloads. During a short circuit, electrical current...

Your questions answered: Next-generation lighting: the emergency of PoE for lighting and controls

Your questions answered: Next-generation lighting: the emergency of PoE for lighting and controls » more

Your questions answered: Critical power: hospital electrical systems

The Sept. 15, 2016, “Critical Power: Backup power systems” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Webcast: Fire/life safety: Notification systems

Active fire protection and life safety systems are specified to ensure the safety and well-being of building occupants in case of a fire or other emergency. As in most industries, the safety of people comes first and property...

Critical power webcast: Hospital electrical systems

Register for this webcast on Thursday, Sept. 15, to learn more about specifying electrical distribution systems in hospitals. For example, engineers must account for the facility’s size, flexibility needs, medical equipment and...

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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: Commissioning in the Real World: A Case Study

A recent commissioning project at the HP... » more

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