Codes & Standards: Lighting

Codes & Standards: Lighting June 18, 2001

Energy-Efficient Compressed-Air Energy-Storage System Under Development

An innovative new type of compressed-air energy-storage (CAES) system that offers greater energy-efficiencies is now under construction in Norton, Ohio.

By Staff
Codes & Standards: Lighting June 1, 2001

Web Hosts Call for Warp Speed

Internet hotels and Web-hosting centers are springing up in unusual places and are being built under nearly impossible schedules. The need for these facilities has been spurred by the explosion of Internet-service providers and e-commerce companies that require new facilities to maintain a competitive advantage.

By Peter Oliveri, P.E., Principal, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Mission Critical Facilities Group, White Plains, N.Y.
Codes & Standards: Lighting June 1, 2001

New Products & Literature – 2001-06-01 – 2001-06-01

A roundup of new products from our June issue.

By Staff
Codes & Standards: Lighting June 1, 2001

AC or DC—or Both?

In the past, telecommunications and data-communication operations were distinctly different entities. Housed in separate departments within a firm, each had its own unique power needs—and its own way of meeting those needs. But with the development of computer networks and the Internet, telecom and datacom centers have converged.

By Staff
Codes & Standards: Lighting June 1, 2001

Electricity Worries Hit the Top of Business Agendas

It's clear that electricity's availability, quality and cost have become a growing source of worry" for businesses, says David Reichman, president of RKS Research & Consulting, North Salem, N.Y. An RKS research project, in which 831 energy decision-makers in eight U.S. industries were interviewed, found that 34 percent of those surveyed employ on-site generation.

By Staff
Codes & Standards: Lighting June 1, 2001

New products & literature – 2001-06-01

Luminaries for industrial, retail and public facilities feature die-cast aluminum electrical enclosures, a heat/shock-resistant glass optical chamber and a corrosion-resistant finish. These lamps can be used both indoors and outdoors and can reduce refractor uplight to approximately 15 percent for diffuse downlight.

By Staff
Codes & Standards: Lighting June 1, 2001

Distributed Generation May Be Salmon Savior

As many as 250 diesel generators were acquired by businesses in Washington state last winter as power rates rose due to the California energy crisis, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. "The pressure of skyrocketing spot prices for electricity isn't the only consideration to be balanced against the pollution impact of diesel-produced power," the paper reports.

By Staff
Codes & Standards: Lighting April 26, 2001

Fanning the Flames of Efficiency

Visitors from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory joined the Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) last month to announce a new public-private partnership that will promote fan-system efficiency and develop new assessment tools for fan systems...

By C.C. Sullivan, Editorial Director
Codes & Standards: Lighting March 20, 2001

Let’s Talk Telco

The growth of Internet data centers —buildings that house computer servers and networking equipment and have the potential to consume as much power as a small city—were the focus of a recent conference in Washington, D.C.. The event, hosted by Edison Electric Institute (EEI), was the first gathering of consulting engineers, data center developers, zoning officials and electric utilities who came together to scrutinize the unique challenges and opportunities that data centers pose.

By Staff
Codes & Standards: Lighting March 1, 2001

Compressed for Success

Ten tips for designing and maintaining optimal instrument air systems

By John M. Rattenbury, P.E., Senior Corporate Engineer, R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, Inc., Boston