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How to Reduce Electricity Costs Ahead of Rate Increases

How to Reduce Electricity Costs Ahead of Rate Increases

Posted by Sara Lewis on in Engineering, Energy Solutions

Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand changes on your electric bill and even harder to determine what you can do to bring monthly costs down.  TES Engineering recently attended a seminar that discussed First Energy rate structures and the company’s planned impending rate increases. In this blog post, we hope to break down the […]

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Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Posted by Edward Radziszewski on in Engineering, Fundamentals

Firestopping products are required by local building codes, national model codes, and the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) to be installed in all penetrations of fire rated construction or in smoke barriers.  Fire rated construction consists of walls, floors, shafts and listed floor/ceiling assemblies and are located throughout a structure as required by Code and […]

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Areas of Rescue Assistance Prove Beneficial

Areas of Rescue Assistance Prove Beneficial

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Engineering

Ohio Building Code has adopted the Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) as part of code in order to ensure that areas of rescue assistance are required in any building that is more than one story tall. Areas of rescue assistance are spaces within a building that persons with disabilities who are unable to […]

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Color Rendering Index Across a Spectrum of Options

Color Rendering Index Across a Spectrum of Options

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Engineering

Color rendering is the effect of a light source on the color appearance of objects as compared to the appearance of the same objects under a reference light source. Light sources are rated using the Color Rendering Index (CRI). The CRI can range from 0 to 100, with 0 being the worst quality light and 100 […]

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A Perfectly Engineered Answer to a Common Chiller Question

A Perfectly Engineered Answer to a Common Chiller Question

Posted by Bob Schneider on in Engineering

TES Engineering recently had the opportunity to oversee a chiller replacement at a national retail anchor store. Because of the Landlord/Tenant Agreement, the mall was responsible for replacing the chiller and bore the cost of the installation, but the tenant is responsible for operating costs. This type of agreement raises a question: Should the mall […]

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