Electrical, Lighting - Automation, Controls

How to use LEED v4 for lighting controls

Lighting requirements in LEED v4 have become more holistic, with a greater emphasis on improving... » more

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Fred + Pamela Buffett Cancer Center construction. Courtesy: HDR; Dan Schwalm, photographer

HDR: Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Automation, controls; commissioning, retro-commissioning; electrical, power; energy,... » more

The Senate Chamber was well preserved at the project's completion. The preservation and repair of the historical fabric was only possible by finding new locations and pathways for the MEP systems. The systems were carefully coordinated in areas that protected the historical fabric while adding means for accessibility for long term maintenance. Courtesy: HGA Architects and Engineers

HGA Architects and Engineers: Minnesota State Capitol

Automation, controls; electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC,... » more

The new Jerome L. Greene Science Center is intended to not only be a university-wide facility, but also be a welcoming presence that connects with its surrounding urban neighborhood. Considerable care was given as to how the building would interact with and activate the street level, with a sidewalk level that will become an open area for communal, cultural,and commercial exchange. Courtesy: Columbia University; Frank Oudeman, photographer

Jaros, Baum & Bolles: Jerome L. Green Science Center at Columbia University Manhattanville

Automation, controls; electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC,... » more

The Fort Riley Irwin Army Community Hospital achieved LEED-NC Silver Certification. Courtesy: LEO A DALY; Kurt Johnson, photographer

LEO A DALY: Fort Riley Irwin Army Community Hospital

Automation, controls; electrical, power; energy, sustainability; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; and... » more

An advanced building automation system allows facility staff to get equipment feedback and troubleshoot problems remotely. Courtesy: Daan Stevens

Offsetting the costs of patient satisfaction with operational efficiencies

An advanced building automation system, LED lighting, and airflow changes improve the efficiency of... » more

WELL Building Standard and healthy building design

The WELL Building Standard is an independently verified, performance-based system for measuring,... » more

Building controls drive smart lighting, HVAC design

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

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Fred + Pamela Buffett Cancer Center construction. Courtesy: HDR; Dan Schwalm, photographer The Senate Chamber was well preserved at the project's completion. The preservation and repair of the historical fabric was only possible by finding new locations and pathways for the MEP systems. The systems were carefully coordinated in areas that protected the historical fabric while adding means for accessibility for long term maintenance. Courtesy: HGA Architects and Engineers The new Jerome L. Greene Science Center is intended to not only be a university-wide facility, but also be a welcoming presence that connects with its surrounding urban neighborhood. Considerable care was given as to how the building would interact with and activate the street level, with a sidewalk level that will become an open area for communal, cultural,and commercial exchange. Courtesy: Columbia University; Frank Oudeman, photographer The Fort Riley Irwin Army Community Hospital achieved LEED-NC Silver Certification. Courtesy: LEO A DALY; Kurt Johnson, photographer An advanced building automation system allows facility staff to get equipment feedback and troubleshoot problems remotely. Courtesy: Daan Stevens

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Webcast: Fire and life safety: Specifying fire detection and notification systems

Fire detection and notification systems are specified for the safety of the building’s occupants in the event of a fire. Fire and life safety systems need to be specified, installed, commissioned, and maintained, depending on...

Webcast: Harmonics and Variable Frequency Drives: VFD, THD and IEEE

This session explores the truth about voltage harmonics, and its impact upon critical processes. On Sept. 12, the presenter will explore the sources of harmonics, IEEE 519 recommendations for harmonics distortion and how to...

Webcast: Design and installation considerations for generator sets

Smart buildings are becoming more common and are complicating today’s spec. Further complicating the modern spec is the lack of a coherent approach around making often disparate systems interoperate and last into an unknown...

Webcast: Lighting: Designing lighting systems with LEDs

Building owners are becoming more aware of and interested in using light-emitting diode (LED) systems for their lighting systems because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Good lighting enhances building design,...

Webcast: Relays: They’re not just for medium-voltage anymore

This webcast on July 13, 2017, will cover a quick review of the most popular relay functions being employed today and what factors are present in the marketplace today that are driving applications at the low-voltage level. We...

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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