Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 26-April 1

ASHRAE 90.1 compliance, specifying AHUs, designing electrical rooms, critical power, and overlooked ASHRAE 90.1 requirements were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 26-April 1. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.


Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 26-April 1Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online for March 26-April 1 covered ASHRAE 90.1 compliance, specifying AHUs, designing electrical rooms, critical power, and overlooked ASHRAE 90.1 requirements. Link to each article below.

1. Achieving compliance with ASHRAE 90.1

ASHRAE Standard 90.1: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings is one of the main drivers used in any building design. The 2016 edition hasn't been adopted by all jurisdictions, however engineers should understand the key elements of this important standard.

2. Specifying AHUs is a balancing act on every project

Engineers face a dizzying number of codes, standards, and project-specific requirements, limitations, and expectations for air handling units (AHUs). This article provides a roadmap for navigating the most critical of these considerations.

3. How to design electrical rooms

Electrical engineers should coordinate with mechanical engineers, architects, structural engineers, and others involved in the design of electrical rooms.

4. Critical power: hospitals and data centers

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing backup, standby, and emergency power systems. Specific requirements for emergency power vary based on the mission critical facility, such as a hospital or data centers.

5. Top ten overlooked ASHRAE 90.1-2013 requirements

As energy efficiency is a growing concern, understanding ASHRAE 90.1 requirements for energy-efficient buildings is vital.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, March 26-April 1, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media,

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