Codes & Standards: Lighting
More affordable video-, audio- and web-conferencing equipment, combined with post-Sept. 11th travel reductions, have led engineering firms to a greater use of such collaboration tools than ever before.According to Andrew Davis, senior analyst and managing partner of Brookline, Mass.-based Wainhouse Research LLC, "Travel has become inefficient, causing people to be more in tune to other al...
Reading over "Playing the Smart Hand" (Jan. 2001, p. 42), I noticed that Table 3, Chiller Algorithm Output, was not the latest one that I had sent with my article revision.The electric chiller calculation that was shown on the table in the magazine was missing the kilowatt/ton in the formula.Kent W.
With the hopes of making a dent in the nation's annual $100 billion energy bill for commercial buildings, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are heading up a three-year public/private research initiative.
Valuable Internet resources for engineers. The Biometric Consortiumhttp://www.biometrics.org/html/publications.htmlThis focal point for the research, development, testing, evaluation and application of biometric-based personal identification and verification technology offers a bibliography of articles on biometrics.
Building-system components from our January issue
Modern day casinos are really multipurpose developments that must fulfill a variety of customer needs and desires. Casinos typically deliver the goods through multifaceted entertainment "experiences" that might include rides or shopping in addition to traditional shows, dining and gambling. In fact, recent studies show that shopping attractions draw more people into casino complexes than...
High Delta-T cooling, an innovative technology utilizing standard temperature air to cool electronic equipment, increases energy efficiency and reliability for data centers and other electronic-intensive facilities.
State Farm of Florida Insurance, working with Florida Power (subsidiary of Progress Energy) are working together to offer homeowners in a lightning-prone area of the state a discount on installing whole-house, meter-based surge protection, including a grounding inspection, according to The Business Journal of Tampa Bay.
Approximately 440 megawatts of power came to the American West this past summer—on wheels. Temporary sites in Arizona, Utah and Washington hosted 22 trailer-mounted gas-turbine generator sets. Each of the rental units can produce 22.8 megawatts—enough power for roughly 20,000 households and reportedly the largest single rental power unit available in the United States today.
A year-long, in-depth study by the Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Energy Council of America (CECA) has found that "distributed energy resources, when properly integrated into an improved national electric power system, can foster lower prices, greater reliability and a new platform for integrated consumer services.