Energy Efficiency

Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Energy, Power January 26, 2021

Energy storage: A component of energy conservation

Energy storage must be embraced as part of energy policy, and captured in standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 to maximize the environmental and resiliency benefits of increased renewable energy production

By Adam McMillen and Sean A. Smith
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Commissioning January 12, 2021

Video: Commissioning for Reliability and Resiliency – Lessons Learned

The ability of critical systems to anticipate, resist, respond, adapt, and recover from a failure or disturbance – from natural disasters to intentional attacks to human error – can have huge consequences, and owners of critical facilities are adding formal resiliency plans to their risk management.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Courtesy: Camille Sylvain Thompson, Peter Basso Associates (PBA)
Energy Management January 8, 2021

Five benefits of an energy assessment

An energy assessment is the first step toward improving the overall health and optimizing the energy performance of your facility. 

By Andrew Luzenski
Courtesy: Justin Maconochie, Stantec
Automation, Controls December 30, 2020

Integrating a BAS into design

Building systems should be high-performing, integrated and accessible — and the building automation system is the key to achieving these goals

By Casimir Zalewski and Derek Crowe
Courtesy: James Steinkamp, WSP
Energy Efficiency December 18, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs: Energy efficiency

Safety, budget and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Automation, Controls December 17, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs: Building automation and controls

Safety, budget and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: LAN
Sustainability November 30, 2020

Designing, retrofitting hospitals during COVID: Sustainability

While COVID-19 has changed many aspects in a health care facility, some things remain identical. Learn about energy efficiency and sustainability

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Part of the Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant on the UW-Madison campus. A new model for control systems could help large central plants like these save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Courtesy: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sustainability November 18, 2020

How LEED certification and power plants can coexist

With the use of renewables, green energy will become the norm, powered by LEED and PEER standards

By Shannon Bergstrom
Courtesy: Southland Industries
Electrical November 9, 2020

Modular electric rooms are the new normal

Modular electric rooms (MERs) are built out with electrical infrastructure that can be rapidly deployed at a data center facility and are becoming more common.

By Drew Thomas
High-rise commercial buildings in Chicago, along the Chicago River. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Energy Efficiency November 4, 2020

Net zero building expo highlights

Net zero energy buildings require a lot of upkeep and maintenance, but the energy and health benefits are worth it.

By Ryan Haug