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Commissioning July 26, 2013

Integration: Net-zero energy design

ASHRAE has a goal: net-zero energy for all new buildings by 2030. What do engineers need to know to achieve this goal on their projects?

By Scotte Elliott, CEM, Metro CD Engineering, Powell, Ohio
Commissioning July 3, 2013

NEBB standard open for review

NEBB's Procedural Standards for the Technical Retro-Commissioning of Existing Building Systems, 2013 – Second Edition is open for comment until July 12, 2013.

Commissioning June 27, 2013

Big data archaeology and the consulting engineer

The digital footprint we create today will help anthropologists tomorrow.

By William J. Kosik, PE, CEM, HP Technology Services, Chicago
Commissioning June 24, 2013

ASHRAE publishes underfloor air distribution systems guide

ASHRAE's “UFAD Guide: Design, Construction and Operation of Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Systems” incorporates updated results from laboratory and field experiments.

Commissioning June 21, 2013

Integrate windows to achieve energy performance

Here are the top 5 myths about the building façade and its impact on operations.

By Robert Bolin, PE; Kristopher Baker, PE, Syska Hennessy Group
Commissioning June 20, 2013

Achieving daylighting credits for LEED

Learn the steps to achieve points for the U.S. Green Building Council LEED EQc8.1: Daylight and Views – Daylight credit.

By Siva K. Haran, PE, LC, LEED AP, CxA; exp US Services Inc., Chicago
Commissioning June 20, 2013

Things to keep in mind when analyzing daylighting in AGi32

Accurate daylight analysis requires using the correct surface designation for exterior, but not interior, surfaces.

By Siva K. Haran, PE, LC, LEED AP, CxA, exp US Services Inc., Chicago
Commissioning June 14, 2013

Using the AEDG in large hospitals

To achieve energy efficiency in a hospital, engineers should fully understand the Advanced Energy Design Guide.

By Pete Sabeff, PE, LEED AP, Engineering Economics, Golden, Colo.
Commissioning June 13, 2013

Commissioning workshops announced

ACG's CxA workshops and webinars have been scheduled for the rest of 2013.

Commissioning May 29, 2013

NEBB retro-commissioning seminar, exam

NEBB's Technical Retro-Commissioning Seminar and Exam will be held July 17 to 20, 2013.