Top Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, October 2011
Most visited articles at www.csemag.com during October 2011 included the state of commissioning, lighting controls, electrical design for HVAC, NFPA13 for high-rises, and RCx.
October 2011’s leading Consulting-Specifying Engineer online stories include:
The state of commissioning - Ray Bert details how commissioning providers are optimistic about the steadily approaching new year, while looking at existing buildings to help drive future business.
Focus on: Lighting controls and codes - ASHRAE 90.1-2010 is targeting a 30% energy savings goal: are you up to date?
Electrical design for HVAC systems - In this September Consulting-Specifying Engineer feature, Article 430 of the National Electrical Code is demystified.
Make sense of retro-commissioning - Goals and objectives for the retro-commissioning process are explained.
Applying NFPA13 in high-rise buildings - Michael Dillion discusses fire standpipes and sprinkler systems in modern high-rises.
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