Control of Lighting and Branch Circuit Loads
Control of Lighting and Branch Circuit Loads

Control of Lighting and Branch Circuit Loads

Posted by Mike Ruff on Nov. 06, 2014 in Engineering

THE CONTROL OF LIGHTING AND BRANCH CIRCUIT LOADS, WHETHER FOR CODE COMPLIANCE, CONVENIENCE, OR LOAD OPERATION FUNCTIONS, IS TYPICALLY PROVIDED BY CONTACTORS, LOW VOLTAGE RELAY PANELS, OR SMART BREAKERS   CONTACTORS  Contactors are historically the most common type of control device. Contactors can be of the three pole type, with a high ampere rating and […]

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What is HVAC Commissioning?

What is HVAC Commissioning?

Posted by Brian Rico on Oct. 07, 2014 in Engineering

INTRODUCTION The primary goal of commissioning is to ensure a building’s HVAC systems are operating the way the owner intended. ASHRAE describes the commissioning process as a “capable way of verifying that facility and its systems meets the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR)”. Today, HVAC commissioning is more recognized as an important process needed for design, construction, […]

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What is Daylighting?

What is Daylighting?

Posted by Sarah Douglass on Aug. 01, 2014 in Sustainability, Engineering, Fundamentals

Daylighting is the controlled admission of natural light into a building to reduce electric lighting and save energy. Daylight can enter a space through several architectural elements, including windows, skylights, roof monitors, and clerestories. Each of these elements creates a daylighting zone, which must be controlled with a daylighting responsive lighting control system in order […]

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Tank vs. Instant Water Heaters

Tank vs. Instant Water Heaters

Posted by Dan Jackson on Mar. 10, 2014 in Engineering

Sometimes, our clients run into a problem because they don’t have access to hot water for their lavatories. In commercial settings, tenants may be able to access hot water from the landlord, but sometimes this option is not available. If the situation arises where the tenant must provide their own hot water source, our engineers […]

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Mechanical Engineers: The Interior Designers of Equipment and Boiler Rooms

Mechanical Engineers: The Interior Designers of Equipment and Boiler Rooms

Posted by Eric Baluch on Sep. 06, 2013 in Engineering, Guidance

As mechanical engineers, we are frequently involved with boiler room equipment layouts. While fitting modern equipment into an antiquated space may challenging for some engineers, our firm rises to the challenge to create a design that is maintainable, serviceable, efficient and clean. Much like furniture in a living room, each piece of equipment in a […]

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