Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 30-May 6

Lighting controls, VRF challenges, BIM integration, HVAC and lighting integration, and the 2017 HVAC and Building Automation Systems Study were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March April 23-29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.


Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 30-May 6

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online for March April 30-May 6 covered lighting controls, VRF challenges, BIM integration, HVAC and lighting integration, and the 2017 HVAC and Building Automation Systems Study. Link to each article below.

1. Lighting controls: Know the updates, changes

There has been a move away from traditional lighting controls approaches, which have only incrementally improved over decades, and toward an entirely new way of thinking about, designing, and implementing lighting controls—wirelessly, with internet connectivity, and in an individually addressable capacity all at once.

2. VRF: Overcoming challenges to achieve high efficiency

Variable refrigerant flow systems can result in effective, high-efficiency HVAC designs, but care must be taken to achieve proper ventilation, humidity control, and compliance with ASHRAE Standard 15.

3. BIM coordination and integration

When coordinating design, construction, and commissioning services across multiple disciplines, leveraging building information modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) processes can ease a project’s overall development.

4. Case study: HVAC and lighting control integration

Energy efficiency was a key driver when designing the fit-out of a company’s North American headquarters.

5. 2017 HVAC & Building Automation Systems Study

HVAC, BAS in hospitals, health care facilities

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, April 30-May 6, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media,

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