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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
Energy Management July 29, 2020

Control approach helps campuses minimize energy costs

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers designed a new stochastic model predictive control system for central utility plants, which could help universities and manufacturing facilities that generate a lot of energy.

By Jason Daley
Awards July 6, 2020

2020 Product of the Year Finalists

Vote now for the best products! Who will win gold in 2020? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for the 16th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online at www.csemag.com/NP4E.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Hospitals June 30, 2020

How to maintain hospital functionality during construction

Referring to NFPA 99 helps engineers minimize impacts in hospital and health care projects. Replacing, extending or removing existing systems will result in outages; here are tips on how to avoid problems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Hospitals September 18, 2019

Houston Methodist Hospital: Walter Tower

Inserting a 21-story replacement tower without disrupting the rest of the campus.

By Affiliated Engineers
Courtesy: Bill Kosik
Energy Efficiency July 27, 2020

What is a zero energy building?

What does it really mean for an engineer to design a zero energy building?

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, Oak Park, Illinois