Design http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en New Reports Highlight Major Potential in Offshore Wind Energy http://ecmweb.com/green-building/new-reports-highlight-major-potential-offshore-wind-energy <div class="node-body article-body">The Energy Department has announced a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/new-reports-highlight-major-potential-offshore-wind-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/new-reports-highlight-major-potential-offshore-wind-energy#comments Green Building News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:57:00 +0000 53181 at http://ecmweb.com Essential Electrical Systems at Health Care Facilities http://ecmweb.com/design/essential-electrical-systems-health-care-facilities <div class="field-byline"> By Krista McDonald Biason, P.E., HGA Architecture &amp; Engineer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emergency is emergency is emergency, right? If it is from the generator distribution system, then it must all constitute as emergency power. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/essential-electrical-systems-health-care-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/essential-electrical-systems-health-care-facilities#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:46:00 +0000 53161 at http://ecmweb.com Industrial Substations http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations <div class="node-body article-body">The term “substation” is used loosely throughout industrial facilities. The term is actually defined in Part I of Art. 100 of the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). However, the definition leaves a lot to be desired for Code users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:23:00 +0000 52821 at http://ecmweb.com Sticklers for Safety http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety <div class="field-byline"> By Van D. Wilkins, ABM Electrical and Lighting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Significant injury or loss of human life due to insufficient electrical management expertise is every employer’s worst nightmare — and not simply because of the monumental costs involved. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:16:00 +0000 52551 at http://ecmweb.com A Glimpse into Children's Medical Center's New Patient Clinics http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/glimpse-childrens-medical-centers-new-patient-clinics-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Children’s Medical Center transforms office space into patient clinics</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/glimpse-childrens-medical-centers-new-patient-clinics-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/glimpse-childrens-medical-centers-new-patient-clinics-0#comments Project Spotlight Galleries Contractor Design Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 52691 at http://ecmweb.com Michigan State University Develops Transparent Solar Concentrator http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator <div class="node-body article-body">A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:28:00 +0000 52611 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Solar power with a view: MSU doctoral student Yimu Zhao holds up a transparent luminescent solar concentrator module. Photo by Yimu Zhao.</p> Electrical Safety is for Everyone http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-safety-everyone <div class="field-byline"> By Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE, AVO Training Institute, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical hazards exist for everyone everywhere — no one is exempt from potential harm. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-safety-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-safety-everyone#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:19:00 +0000 52121 at http://ecmweb.com DOE Releases LED T8 Caliper Report http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/doe-releases-led-t8-caliper-report <div class="node-body article-body">The DOE's CALiPER program performed a series of investigations on linear LED lamps.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/doe-releases-led-t8-caliper-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/doe-releases-led-t8-caliper-report#comments Lighting & Control News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:59:00 +0000 52011 at http://ecmweb.com Wisconsin Utilities Proposing to Change Rate Structure with Less Benefit for Solar http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wisconsin-utilities-proposing-change-rate-structure-less-benefit-solar <div class="node-body article-body">Two Wisconsin utilities, Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) and We Energies, are asking for rate changes based on solar energy's growth. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wisconsin-utilities-proposing-change-rate-structure-less-benefit-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wisconsin-utilities-proposing-change-rate-structure-less-benefit-solar#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:46:00 +0000 51821 at http://ecmweb.com chinasong/iStock/Thinkstock IES Publishes New Recommended Practice on Economic Analysis of Lighting Systems http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/ies-publishes-new-recommended-practice-economic-analysis-lighting-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Across the industry, the variability in economic analysis, such as calculating return on investments, causes confusion among clients. The IES has issued a Recommended Practice to address this issue. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/ies-publishes-new-recommended-practice-economic-analysis-lighting-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/ies-publishes-new-recommended-practice-economic-analysis-lighting-systems#comments Lighting & Control Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:15:00 +0000 51671 at http://ecmweb.com