Top Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 2012

The most visited articles at during March 2012 include changes in the NEC, how to save water in commercial buildings, LEED changes, analyzing the lifecycle of HVAC systems, and active high-speed switching mitigating arc flash.


March 2012's leading Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles include:

Key Changes In The 2011 NEC

Kenneth Lovorn explains and highlights changes made to the NEC code in 2011 and how they affect engineers.

10 Ways to Save Water in Commercial Buildings

Mark Spigarelli outlines 10 ways engineers can save water across both mechanical and plumbing systems within commercial buildings. 

LEED 2012 Anticipated Changes

Edna Lorenz and James K. Vallort explain how performance accountability and design integration are key elements of the likely changes to the LEED standards for credits.

Figure 3: This photo of a healthcare facility switchgear rear cable compartment shows a close-up view of the phase run-back with the bus cover panel resting on the phase bus. Courtesy: Schneider ElectricActive High-Speed Switching Can Mitigate Arc Flash

Michael Divinnie and James Stacy write about how innovative solutions, operator training, and safe work practices are being used to address arcing-fault hazards in medium-voltage switchgear.

Analyze The Lifecycle Of HVAC Systems

Cole Roberts, Andrew Rhodes, and Alexander Hespe write about how performing a series of cost analyses when designing HVAC systems is an economically justifiable method for selecting the appropriate design solution.

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