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Performing PV system feasibility studies correctly

Learn how to conduct a feasibility study before specifying a solar photovoltaic (PV) system for a... » more

Integrate building systems to improve functionality

Integrated building systems can connect several engineered systems within a building to make it... » more

Networking VFDs in high-performance buildings

Historically, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been limited to large motors and... » more

Figure 3: For utilities, revenue can benefit from improved operational efficiencies due to advanced event reporting from AMI meters.

Smart utility meters enhance utility operations

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

This is an image of the dining area that was part of a larger renovation at the Kohl’s Innovation Center in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The project transformed an existing 300,000-sq-ft manufacturing building into a new corporate office space for more than 1,65

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

Cory J. Abramowicz, ESD (Environmental Systems Design); Matt Chandler, KJWW Engineering Consultants; Andrew B. Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers Inc.; Julianne Laue, Mortenson Construction; Matthew Pastore, GHT Ltd.; John Yoon, McGuire Engineers Inc.; Mi

Engineering flexible office buildings

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

Neil Cannon, EnOcean Inc., Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Courtesy: EnOcean Inc.

Self-powered wireless technology adds flexibility to smart buildings

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

Circuit breakers, fuses, etc. (83%); transfer switches, ATS, etc. (79%); emergency and standby power systems or equipment (79%); and transformers (79%) are most commonly specified for educational facility projects. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Electrical, power systems in educational facilities

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

Figure 3: For utilities, revenue can benefit from improved operational efficiencies due to advanced event reporting from AMI meters. This is an image of the dining area that was part of a larger renovation at the Kohl’s Innovation Center in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The project transformed an existing 300,000-sq-ft manufacturing building into a new corporate office space for more than 1,65 Cory J. Abramowicz, ESD (Environmental Systems Design); Matt Chandler, KJWW Engineering Consultants; Andrew B. Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers Inc.; Julianne Laue, Mortenson Construction; Matthew Pastore, GHT Ltd.; John Yoon, McGuire Engineers Inc.; Mi Neil Cannon, EnOcean Inc., Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Courtesy: EnOcean Inc. Circuit breakers, fuses, etc. (83%); transfer switches, ATS, etc. (79%); emergency and standby power systems or equipment (79%); and transformers (79%) are most commonly specified for educational facility projects. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

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Your questions answered: Electrical systems: Designing electrical rooms

Unanswered questions from the Nov. 16, 2017, webcast on designing electrical rooms are addressed by the presenters. » more

Webcast: Cybersecurity in Integrated Buildings

Cyberattacks are actions that target computers and network systems designed to disrupt the normal operations of the system. These actions can be initiated locally (from within the physical facility) or remotely (from outside)....

Your questions answered: An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns

The Oct. 25, 2017, “An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns” webcast presenter addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Webcast: HVAC: Should you specify an oil-free compressor?

Oil-free compressors can be specified in several air conditioning applications. Learn to engineer these systems for demanding air-cooled systems.

Your questions answered: Fire and life safety: Specifying fire detection and notification systems

The Oct. 26, 2017, “Fire and life safety: Specifying fire detection and notification systems” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » 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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Critical power webcast: Selective coordination

Selective coordination is a means of localizing...

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