Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency November 29, 2000

Codes & Standards Links

T he following is a list of organizations involved in the development of building codes and standards. If you know of other organizations that should be included, send the URL to Geoff Weisenberger at gweisenberger@reedbusiness.com . To get information on the prevailing codes, standards and authorities-having-jurisdiction in any city around the U.S., visit Buildingteam.com's exclusive code-information database . Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page American Institute of Architects American National Standards Institute American Society for Testing and Materials American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers Building Codes Assistance Project Building Officials and Code Administrators International Canadian Standards Association Factory Mutual International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials International Code Council International Conference of Building Code Officials International Fire Code Institute International Organization for Standardization (ISO) National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards National Institute of Standards and Technology National Fire Protection Association National Electrical Manufacturers Association Southern Building Code Congress Standards Engineering Society U.S. DOE Office of Building, Technology, State and Community Programs Underwriters Laboratories.

By Staff
Energy Efficiency November 1, 2000

Shedding Light on Industrial Facilities

Designing a lighting system for industrial facilities has become a practice in using the right tools. Our panel of lighting designers discusses innovations and best practices as they tackle new fixtures, better controls, retrofits and energy efficiency in this month's M/E Roundtable.

By Jeromie Winsor, Web Editor
Energy Efficiency November 1, 2000

Cabling Infrastructure Supports Mission-Critical Center

When ViaSat, Inc., planned its new headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., the company-which designs and produces digital communication products-needed a strong telecommunications infrastructure to support its needs.According to ViaSat network administrator Brent Barker, the company was looking for a cabling system that could offer maximum transmission efficiency, easy installation and easy management.

By Staff
Energy Efficiency October 1, 2000

Precision air-conditioning systems

Precision air-conditioning systems in air-cooled, water-cooled and chilled-water versions are offered in cooling capacities of 1.5 tons to 7 tons to fit in small spaces. All service is from the front of the units, which can be configured for upflow or downflow air discharge. Microprocessor control allows easy setting of temperature and humidity parameters.

By Staff
Energy Efficiency October 1, 2000

High-efficiency transformers

High-efficiency transformers are optimized to meet NEMA TP-1 limits, which specify maximum losses at an average calculated load of 35 percent of the nameplate rating. Compliance with the EPA Energy Star program allows U.S. customers to meet standards with E-versions of low-voltage, general-purpose transformers.

By Staff