What is Daylighting?
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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How to Read Your Electric Meter

How to Read Your Electric Meter

Posted by Steven George on Mar. 04, 2014 in Fundamentals

There are two major benefits to knowing how to read your electric meter. The first benefit is that you’ll be able to save money and energy. If you’re financially conscious, reading your meter every month to compare numbers will help you determine if home improvements you made to your property are producing a return on […]

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Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Posted by Sarah Douglass on Sep. 26, 2013 in Fundamentals

Sometimes, things go wrong. But, as electrical engineers, it’s our job to prevent errors, injuries, or worse – catastrophes. One of the problems that can occur when a piece of equipment is being worked on is arc flash – which is a dangerous release of energy. What Causes Arc Flashes? Arc flashes are caused by […]

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What’s a Watt? (And Other Electrical Fundamentals)

What’s a Watt? (And Other Electrical Fundamentals)

Posted by Mike Ruff on May. 31, 2013 in Fundamentals

Basic electrical calculations involve three parameters, volts, amps and watts. Volts Here in the United States, we design according to specific voltages provided by our utility companies. In residential construction, we often have 120/240V, single phase, 3-wire, while in commercial construction we typically have 120/208V, 3 phase, 4-wire or 277/480V, 3 phase, 4-wire (although older […]

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Eye Washing Station Details

Eye Washing Station Details

Posted by Brian Walsh on Feb. 27, 2013 in Fundamentals

Nearly one million workplace eye injuries are reported annually, so the importance of emergency eyewash stations cannot be overstated. The use of proper eye protection along with worker safety training can go along way in preventing potential serious eye injury.  The single most important requirement for eye safety is the emergency eyewash station. Emergency eyewash […]

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