Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, August 17-23: LED specifications, 2015 MEP Giants revenue, specifying a clean agent system, more

Articles about LED specifications, MEP Giants revenue and M&A, specifying a clean agent system, saving energy on heating and cooling loads, and 2014 mergers and acquisitions were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, August 17-23. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Aug. 17-23, covered LED specifications, MEP Giants revenue and M&A, specifying a clean agent system, saving energy on heating and cooling loads, and 2014 mergers and acquisitions. Link to each article below.

1. LED specifications

Building owners are requesting LEDs because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Review the basics of LEDs, explain the key aspects of specifying LEDs, and examine lifecycle cost considerations for LEDs.

2. MEP Giants revenue, mergers, diversification increase

The 2015 MEP Giants revenue ticked up slightly, while firms continue to diversify the services they offer, the countries in which they work, and project types. 

3. Know when, where to specify a clean agent system

Fire protection engineers should use NFPA 2001 to direct the specification of clean agent fire extinguishing systems, which are typically used in mission critical facilities.

4. Saving energy on heating, cooling loads

Part 2 of this 3-part series provides details on how to specify energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.

5. 2014 biggest year yet for mergers, acquisitions

Mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection engineering firms accelerate dealmaking as industry continues to consolidate at unprecedented pace. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, August 17-23, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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