Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, October 13-19: Lighting controls and energy performance, selecting pumps and circulators, chilled water systems, more

Articles about lighting controls and energy performance, selecting pumps and circulators, designing chilled water systems, managing power through networked electrical systems, and questions to ask when specifying LEDs were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, October 13-19. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

10/20/2014


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Oct. 13-19, covered lighting controls and energy performance, selecting pumps and circulators, designing chilled water systems, managing power through networked electrical systems, and questions to ask when specifying LEDs. Link to each article below.

1. Lighting controls increase energy performance

Engineers should look at the specific lighting control requirements in the latest versions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and IECC and review some best practices and insights on how incorporating lighting controls influences a building's energy performance. 

2. Sizing, selecting pumps and circulators

By making correct pump and piping selections, a hydronic system can operate at or near peak efficiency, avoiding cavitation and vibration. Here's a look at relevant codes and best practices. 

3. Designing chilled water systems

Typically used for cooling and dehumidifying a building's air, chilled water (CHW) systems circulate it throughout a building or campus complex. CHW systems also may be used for removing process or other heating loads. 

4. Managing power through networked electrical systems

Engineers should consider the benefits of networking electrical systems-monitoring and controlling power, its usage, and how it affects system reliability. 

5. Top five questions to ask when specifying LEDs

These are the top five questions every lighting designer and engineer needs to ask before specifying LEDs. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, October 13-19, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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