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Lighting May 17, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 10 to May 16

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: Understanding GFCI nuisances, visual perception and its impact on emergency illumination design, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, developing hyperscale data centers and what you need to know about building commissioning.

By McKenzie Burns
Lighting May 7, 2019

Ask an Engineering Expert: What trends do you see in designing K-12 schools?

In this installment of our Ask an Engineering Expert series, April L. Halling, P.E., Project Engineer at RTM Engineering Consultants, answers the question: What trends do you see in designing K-12 schools?

By RTM Associates
Lighting May 2, 2019

Lighting energy savings from efficient LEDs to utility rebate programs

Determining the energy savings for an LED upgrade through an in-house retro-commissioning group provided a glimpse into a company's own operating hour behaviors, dimming needs, and daylight harvesting opportunities.

By Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC, Peter Basso Associates
Lighting April 30, 2019

Top design trends in data centers: electrical, power, lighting

An increasingly data-driven society demands advanced, high-performance data center facilities. Read on to learn the biggest electrical, power and lighting challenges, emerging technologies and upcoming trends affecting data centers.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Lighting April 24, 2019

LEDs integrated into church to reduce maintenance, energy use

LEDs were integrated into a Massachusetts church from the 1940's to reduce lighting reduced maintenance and energy use without damaging the church's overall aesthetic.

By Camille Thompson, Peter Basso Associates
Lighting April 24, 2019

Case study: Office space upgrades wireless lighting controls

An MEP firm’s experience upgrading its own office with wireless lighting controls provided insight into the potential benefits and pitfalls of the technology.

By Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC; and Karl Geil, IES, LC, Illuminart, a Division of Peter Basso Associates Inc., Troy, Mich.
Lighting April 22, 2019

Team partnership in lighting design renovation highlighted

Transformative lighting design reinvigorated a Michigan church to help better light the architecture, improve maintenance, and reduce energy costs.

By Camille Thompson, Peter Basso Associates
Lighting April 19, 2019

The pros and cons of networked wireless lighting

Wireless lighting controls offer many benefits. Lighting designers should be aware of these advantages, and take note of any drawbacks.

By Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC; and Karl Geil, IES, LC, Illuminart, a Division of Peter Basso Associates Inc., Troy, Mich.
Lighting April 5, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 29 to April 4

Chiller selection, LED lighting and control system design, designing data center air handling and conditioning system, AHUs, and electrical systems were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 29 to April 4. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Lighting March 28, 2019

World Trade Center building emergency lighting disasters

While overshadowed by the 9/11 attack, an earlier WTC terrorist bombing on Feb. 26, 1993, was an incredibly significant event in its own right.

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