Power - Smart Grid

Smart utility meters enhance utility operations

The capabilities of advanced metering infrastructure offer opportunities for improving service and... » more

Engineering flexible office buildings: electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities... » more

Engineering flexible office buildings

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities... » more

Self-powered wireless technology adds flexibility to smart buildings

Future trends in building automation solve many problems with increased flexibility and wireless... » more

Electrical, power systems in educational facilities

Respondents to the 2016 Electrical and Power study share details about these systems in educational... » more

Arup Thoughts: Green tech, climate change solutions

Advancement in technology, green tech, clean tech, and renewables should be a priority whether... » more

Arup Thoughts: Achieving resilient power and clean air

The increased use of standby diesel generators to plug gaps in the national electricity supply... » more

Arup Thoughts: Challenges for a smarter energy system

The many elements of a smart energy system need to act simultaneously to create an optimum outcome. » more

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Webcasts

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HVAC webcast: Hospitals and health care facilities

The HVAC system in a hospital must be based on high design standards. Register for this March 16, 2017, webcast to learn more.

Webcast: Understanding Generator Set Rating Definitions

This presentation on March 2, 2017, is designed to educate consulting specifying engineers regarding the various factors that influence a generator set’s ratings, and how familiarity with these factors can contribute to more...

Webcast: Critical power: Backup, standby, and emergency power in mission critical facilities

Register for this webcast on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. When utility power is interrupted, standby power system failure is not an option for mission critical facilities. Mission critical facilities, such as hospitals, data centers,...

Webcast: How to Read a Pump Curve

This webinar on Jan. 24, 2017, will teach you to read the pump curve, to know what information is there, and understand how it is formatted.

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

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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Insights on Power Blog

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.
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