Electrical, Lighting - Electrical Systems

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

Mitigating the effects of extreme heat

By looking at the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system design strategies of buildings,... » more

Specifying electrical distribution systems

It is useful for both electrical and nonelectrical engineers to understand basic features when... » more

Designing emergency and standby generator systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency and standby power equipment understand that... » more

Networking VFDs in high-performance buildings

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

Critical power webcast: Emergency power

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing emergency power systems, which will...

Risk management: Commissioning electrical systems

Commissioning electrical systems has become a study of economics and risk. Factors such as capital... » more

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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...

Your questions answered: Understanding Generator Set Rating Definitions

Nicholas Paolo, PE, regional sales engineer at MTU Onsite Energy tackled unanswered questions from the March 2, 2017, webcast on understanding generator set rating definitions. » more

Your questions answered: Backup, standby, and emergency power in mission critical facilities

Speakers at the Feb. 16 Critical power: Backup, standby, and emergency power in mission critical facilities webcast addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

HVAC webcast: Hospitals and health care facilities

The HVAC system in a hospital must be based on high design standards. Register for this March 16, 2017, webcast to learn more.

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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