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Assessing replacement of electrical systems

Replacement of electrical systems is a study of economics and risk. Factors including age, safety,... » more

Exploring the high demands for higher education facilities: sustainable buildings/energy efficiency

The design process for higher education facilities has its own set of challenges and requirements.... » more

Exploring the high demands for higher education facilities: electrical/lighting/power

The design process for higher education facilities has its own set of challenges and requirements.... » more

Exploring the high demands for higher education facilities

The design process for higher education facilities has its own set of challenges and requirements.... » 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

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

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Your questions answered: Advancing electrical design in building information modeling

Responses to questions from the webcast on Nov. 15, 2016, provided an overview of the challenges BIM creates for today’s consulting engineers and introduce a new solution that saves both time and space. » more

Your questions answered: Critical power: Circuit protection

Questions not answered at the Nov. 3, 2016, circuit protection webcast are addressed here.  » more

Your questions answered: Understanding the new generation of medium-voltage switchgear

Webcast presentation on October 18, 2016, by Joe Richard, U.S. launch manager, Schneider Electric, participated in the question and answer session. » more

Your questions answered: Fire/life safety: Notification systems

NFPA 72 defines how fire notification systems should be designed and installed. Here is additional information from the Oct. 13, 2016, webcast on Fire/life safety: Notification systems.  » more

Webcast: Innovation and the New Generation of Medium Voltage Switchgear

The electrical industry is seeing a number of trends affecting power network design including workforce shifts, capital and operational expenditure sensitivity, equipment space issues, and the ever increasing importance of both...

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
Codes and standards
Electrical and power
Energy efficiency, sustainability
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HVAC
Lighting, lighting controls


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