What does it really mean for an engineer to design a zero energy building?
There are many things we need to consider when designing and building this infrastructure.
With each new generation of network comes new and exciting possibilities, both in capacity and data speeds as well as the network’s integration into the latest communication technologies
Examining government, state, municipal, federal, and military facilities: Electrical, power, and lighting
Government and military projects are among the toughest challenges an engineer can face. Demanding facility owners, tight budget limitations, safety concerns, and other factors all come into play. Here, engineers with experience in the field offer advice on how to succeed in regards to electrical, power, and lighting.
Learn how to conduct a feasibility study before specifying a solar photovoltaic (PV) system for a building.
Integrated building systems can connect several engineered systems within a building to make it more energy-efficient and to trim costs.
Historically, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been limited to large motors and projects with healthy infrastructure budgets. However, as each iteration of the energy code mandates variable flow control of mechanical systems on smaller systems, VFDs have become more commonplace. While their implementation has been typically limited to providing code-required variable flow, VFDs are capable of communicating a wealth of information on system energy consumption, equipment health, and diagnostics.
The capabilities of advanced metering infrastructure offer opportunities for improving service and preventing lost revenue through phase error analysis.
Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities to meet the needs of tenants. Here, engineers with experience on such buildings share their knowledge, lessons learned over the years regarding electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety.
Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities to meet the needs of tenants. Here, engineers with experience on such buildings share their knowledge, lessons learned over the years, and emerging trends.