Power - Smart Grid

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

A systems future for commercial buildings

The need for efficiency improvement has traditionally been converted into incremental goals that... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, August 1-7: future of professional engineers, NFPA 72, electrical and HVAC systems, more

Articles about future of professional engineers, NFPA 72, electrical and HVAC systems, facility... » more

Smart electricity meter revenue to reach $7 billion globally in 2021

As smart metering technology continues to gain a wider understanding, alongside the ever-increasing... » more

Arup Thoughts: How should we design for a networked world?

With data collected about our online activities comes enormous insight and influence over human... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, July 18-24: NFPA 99, medium-voltage electrical systems, 40 Under 40, more

Articles about NFPA 99, medium-voltage electrical systems, 40 Under 40, putting COPS into context,... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, July 11-17: 40 Under 40, combined heat and power systems, backup power systems, more

Articles about 40 Under 40, combined heat and power systems, backup power systems, NFPA 99, and... » more

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Critical Power: Circuit protection

Although a building’s entire electrical distribution system is important, its overcurrent protection is the most critical to safety. Overcurrent includes short circuits and overloads. During a short circuit, electrical current...

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

Your questions answered: Next-generation lighting: the emergence 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...

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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