Plumbing, Pumping
Plumbing, Pumping February 22, 2019

Optimized heating with low-grade waste-heat recovery

Hydronic heating systems remain an energy-efficient and effective means to distribute low-grade waste heat throughout a high-performance building.

By Robert Thompson, PE, SmithGroup, Phoenix
Plumbing, Pumping February 15, 2019

Specifying high-temperature hot-water boilers and systems

Mechanical engineers must understand and meet various national and local codes when specifying high-temperature hot-water boilers and associated systems.

By Matthew Jantz, PE, SmithGroup, Washington, D.C.
Plumbing, Pumping February 13, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: Codes and standards

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future regarding codes and standards.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping January 18, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: HVAC/plumbing

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future regarding HVAC and plumbing.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping December 28, 2018

Designing safe laboratories and research facilities: HVAC

Engineers working on laboratory and research projects are tasked with balancing state-of-the-art systems, budgetary concerns, occupant safety, sustainable performance, and other factors including HVAC.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping December 27, 2018

Case study: Sprinklers and smoke detection

Based on several tests, hotel occupancy can be safer with both smoke detectors and sprinklers.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Plumbing, Pumping December 27, 2018

Case study: Complex fire alarm system

Resorts require fire alarm systems with several devices connected to the fire alarm control unit.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Plumbing, Pumping December 11, 2018

Video: Demand Response. Best Practices for Multi-Division, Multi-site Program Implementation

This presentation cites the demand response program administered by New York City which provided up to 75MW of grid relief annually and earned revenue over $22 Million.

By Cx Energy
Plumbing, Pumping November 21, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: HVAC and plumbing

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—the technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. Here, HVAC design challenges and trends are explained for these building types.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping November 21, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Codes and standards

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. It’s also vital to comply with the necessary codes and standards.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer