Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, June 16-22

Articles about LED retrofit codes and standards, NFPA 99-2012 changes, arc reduction code requirements, the 2014 Electrical and Power Study, and arc flash protection techniques were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, June 16-22. Were you out last week? Miss something. You can catch up here.


1. LED retrofit codes, standards

Clients are asking lighting designers to help them save on energy costs. Replacing fluorescent, HID, or other lights with LEDs is in high demand.

2. Know the intent, changes of NFPA 99-2012

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code was completely overhauled and rewritten from the 2005 edition to the 2012 edition and was changed from a “standard” to a ”code.”

3. How will you meet new code requirements for arc reduction?: Q&A Session

Arc flash incidents occur all too often and impact many lives. To address the problem in the industry, NEC 240.87 was developed to ensure arc flash safety in the electrical industry. Three industry experts weigh in through an extensive Q & A.

4. Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Electrical and Power Study

According to the data in this report, more engineers are researching new electrical and power systems and the challenges of incorporating energy efficient designs continue to climb. View seven key findings and access the full 2014 Electrical and Power Study.

5. Criteria for selecting arc flash protection techniques, Part 3

A variety of arc flash mitigation systems and active arc flash resistant switchgear are available to boost protection against arc flash incident energy.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, June 16-22, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media,

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