Top Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, February 2012
The most visited articles at www.csemag.com during February 2012 include ASHRAE standards affecting HVAC designs, control sequences for chilled water systems, how to balance energy and indoor air quality, restructuring the fire alarm code, and strategies on business development.
February 2012's leading Consulting-Specifying Engineer's articles include:
Jeff Boldt explains how building designers should be familiar with ASHRAE standard 90.1-2010 and how it impacts building design and energy consumption.
Peter Zak explains how good chiller plant control comes from understanding full and part load requirements and matching them to system performance.
Ted Kussow explains how engineers can create a balanced approach with energy and indoor air quality with dedicated outdoor air systems.
Raymond Grill explains the changes and benefits NFPA 72-2010 will bring to system design and installations.
Mark Gelfo shares strategies on how to be more proactive at work by engaging staff members, building a business, and winning project contracts.
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