Energy Efficiency

Codes and Standards February 9, 2021

What is ASHRAE Standard 90.1?

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 defines how engineers should design buildings to achieve energy efficiency goals

By Jacob Goodman and Peter D'Antonio
Courtesy: PCD Engineering
Energy Efficiency February 8, 2021

What does net zero carbon mean in buildings?

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is the backbone of commercial building energy modeling and code compliance efforts so it is essential to consider in relation to net zero carbon buildings

By Jacob Goodman and Peter D'Antonio
Courtesy: Joseph Technology Corp.
Energy Efficiency February 1, 2021

Case study: District heating supply from a combined heat and power plant

Development and operation of the combined heat and power district heating system in Jamestown, N.Y., provides energy efficiency, environmental and economic development benefits to customers

By Ishai Oliker
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