Codes and Standards - Electrical, Power

Case study: Centralizing campus emergency power

Duke University studied emergency power aesthetics, noise, emissions, and maintenance costs. The... » more

Designing for arc flash mitigation in solar photovoltaic systems

Rising solar capacity comes with rising risk. The challenge is mitigating that risk. » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 25-31: NEC changes, data center design, 2017 HVAC study, and more.

NEC changes, data center design, 2017 HVAC study, developing lighting solutions, and creating... » more

Designing backup, standby, and emergency power for high-performance buildings

Backup power design for a high-performance building is required, and offers many benefits. » more

The science behind laboratory and research facility projects: automation and controls and codes and standards

Engineers need to consider many factors for a lab or research facility so it can perform as needed.... » more

Energy generation: using various power sources

Despite (or as a result of) the economic downturn, the use of renewable energy options have grown... » more

How to simplify code compliance for lighting projects

Asking key questions will ease the process of complying with required energy codes. » more

Data center design considerations

This article provides guidelines on distribution systems’ levels of redundancy, the correct... » more

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Webcast: How to Specify Electrical Components in Hazardous Locations

Electrical engineers should learn to reduce design time by specifying components in hazardous systems.

Your questions answered: Electrical systems: Designing electrical rooms

Unanswered questions from the Nov. 16, 2017, webcast on designing electrical rooms are addressed by the presenters. » more

Webcast: Cybersecurity in Integrated Buildings

Cyberattacks are actions that target computers and network systems designed to disrupt the normal operations of the system. These actions can be initiated locally (from within the physical facility) or remotely (from outside)....

Your questions answered: An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns

The Oct. 25, 2017, “An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns” webcast presenter addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Webcast: HVAC: Should you specify an oil-free compressor?

Oil-free compressors can be specified in several air conditioning applications. Learn to engineer these systems for demanding air-cooled systems.

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that needs to change. Engineering is changing from a profession that enjoys legal protection to a profession that enjoys legal protection and also needs to comply with the law in a manner that i

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that... » more

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Video: Effective Building Automation Controls...

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