Power - Energy Efficiency

Know when, where to specify VRF systems

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) offers an alternate HVAC solution. Its key attributes include zonal... » more

Back to basics: VRF systems

Know the basics of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems to determine if they are the right... » more

Case study: Roof-mounted PV system

A giant solar photovoltaic (PV) array in Las Vegas offers a resort a sustainable power option.  » more

Case study: Biomass power

Renewable electricity is generated from decomposing solid waste. » more

Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems

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

The demands of mixed-use facilities: sustainable buildings/energy efficiency

Mixed-use facilities require engineers to handle several complex components. Here, engineers with... » more

The demands of mixed-use facilities: codes and standards

Mixed-use facilities require engineers to handle several complex components. Here, engineers with... » more

The demands of mixed-use facilities

Mixed-use facilities require engineers to handle several complex components. Here, engineers with... » more

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Your questions answered: Next-generation lighting: the emergency of PoE for lighting and controls

Your questions answered: Next-generation lighting: the emergency of PoE for lighting and controls » more

Your questions answered: Critical power: hospital electrical systems

The Sept. 15, 2016, “Critical Power: Backup power systems” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Webcast: Fire/life safety: Notification systems

Active fire protection and life safety systems are specified to ensure the safety and well-being of building occupants in case of a fire or other emergency. As in most industries, the safety of people comes first and property...

Critical power webcast: Hospital electrical systems

Register for this webcast on Thursday, Sept. 15, to learn more about specifying electrical distribution systems in hospitals. For example, engineers must account for the facility’s size, flexibility needs, medical equipment and...

Webcast: Next-generation lighting: the emergence of PoE for lighting and controls

Using Power over Ethernet (PoE) not only cuts installation and commissioning costs, but—more importantly—opens the door to endless building integration options that build upon the idea of intelligent or high-performance...

2013 Electrical & Power Study

This 2013 study was conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in April and May to evaluate customer awareness, usage of, and preference for suppliers of various types of electrical and power products and systems.

Cut the Copper Blog

Still more on ‘cutting the copper’

One evening, an easy method to scale back on the amount of copper we... » more

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Critical power webcast: Selective coordination

Selective coordination is a means of localizing...

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Poll of the Week

When engineering systems in colleges and universities, what's your biggest challenge? Select one.
Automation and controls
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Electrical and power
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