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Building controls drive smart lighting, HVAC design

Driven by market demand to reduce operating costs, the combination of efficient lighting... » more

A new approach to specifying with BACnet

Updated standard ASHRAE 135-2016 makes specifying BACnet equipment easier.  » more

Integration creates smart, high-performance buildings

Building owners are requesting integrated systems and smart buildings. Lighting and HVAC designers... » more

Case study: Research building gets lighting facelift

By using natural lighting and a networked lighting control system, this NOAA building achieved... » more

Networking VFDs in high-performance buildings

Historically, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been limited to large motors and... » more

Smart utility meters enhance utility operations

The capabilities of advanced metering infrastructure offer opportunities for improving service and... » more

Engineering flexible office buildings

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities... » more

IoT starter kits

The IoT Quick Start family includes the impAccelerator Solution Kits, impExplorer Kits, and... » more

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Webcasts

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Webcast: Electrical: Data and communications cabling and pathways

Data and communications cabling distributes information from one place to another. The concept is simple enough. However, it quickly becomes more complex. NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) and other codes and standards...

Webcast: Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Applications & Best Practices

This presentation on May 31 is designed to educate consulting specifying engineers regarding projects. The presenter will discuss cogeneration principles including combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heat and...

Webcast: HVAC: How upcoming part-load efficiency regulations will influence rooftop system designs

Energy efficiency regulations are affecting how mechanical engineers design and specify rooftop air conditioning units for commercial buildings. Attend this webcast on April 27 to learn more about rooftop cooling systems, energy...

Your questions answered: HVAC: Hospitals and health care facilities

The March 16 “HVAC: Hospitals and health care facilities” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Critical power webcast: Emergency power

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing emergency power systems, which will be covered in this webcast on May 4, 2017. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in...

2013 Electrical & Power Study

This 2013 study was conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in April and May to evaluate customer awareness, usage of, and preference for suppliers of various types of electrical and power products and systems.

Collaborating Against Counterfeit Electrical Products

Specifying engineers tasked to spec out electrical...

Several strategies give specifying engineers the opportunity to... » more

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2012 Lighting Research Study

2015 Electrical and Power Study: Seven key findings...

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Poll of the Week

At what level are you involved in specifying Internet of Things (IoT) products and systems?
Very high level, it is part of my regular specifications
High level, though not in every project
High level, though only for certain clients or projects
Low level, it is rarely requested in specifications
Low level, clients know little or nothing about it
What is Internet of Things (IoT)?


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