The Silver Lining of Cloud Security


Design engineers and software developers continue to search for new methods to use cutting-edge technologies to deploy new smart power applications at a rapid pace. The end goal: boost building productivity and maximize the company budget. Cloud computing is one technology used to deliver data to workers as conveniently and securely as possible. Read more

Net-Zero Energy Buildings


Due to the current government mandate and possibility of implementation success, the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is working with the New Buildings Institute in 2015 on a research project entitled “Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Building Intelligent Controls Driving Success”. Read more

2015 Intelligent Lighting Review


Lighting is a load which every facility manager and operator must consider from an energy and maintenance perspective. In most commercial buildings, lighting is approximately 30 percent of building load. Consequently, ongoing energy and maintenance cost, not just initial fixture cost, must become a consideration. Read more

Mobile Apps for Intelligent Power Systems


Building automation is a dynamic industry, largely tied to technological advances. Most recently, the possibility of merging mobile devices with business enterprise applications has had a profound impact. Now a primary source of data consumption and task completion, mobile apps have taken on an integral role as part of building automation and energy management. Read more

Introducing Intelligent Power Today


Welcome to the inaugural issue of Intelligent Power Today Magazine, a new publication that explores and explains the who, what, where, when, why and how of intelligent electrical devices, a collection of complex mechanical devices and sophisticated control systems used in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities—also known as intelligent buildings. Read more

Software & Apps

Guide to Arc Flash Apps

Photo credit: Mersen

Arc flash applications are increasing in popularity among engineers and electricians when examining hazards presented by an arc flash. Professionals search for accessible tools to help reduce dangers associated with arc flash as well as to assist in selecting adequate personal protective equipment (PPE). Read more

Electrical Safety

Workers & Safety Garments

Photo credit: GlenGuard

It may seem like all flame-resistant (FR) garments are the same. After all, government regulations demand that every FR fabric protects workers to a certain degree. However, the real issue isn’t protection. The issue is compliance. Read more

Electrical Safety

Safety Footwear

Photo credit: Mister Safety Shoes

When it comes to on-the-job safety, footwear serves as the
main point of contact between workers and their environment.
Because of the key role safety boots play in personal protective equipment (PPE), it is important to consider the various safety, performance, and comfort features as they relate to your job, work environment, and personal fitting requirements. Read more

Electrical Safety

Arc Flash Mitigation 101

Photo credit: Schneider Electric

While the threat of shock and electrocution from inadvertent contact with energized parts has long been recognized, the arc flash and arc blast hazards have only fairly recently been incorporated into the electrical safety standards. Read more

UPS Systems

Emergency Power for Data Centers


In our cloud-based digital world, data must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week—no matter the state of the electrical grid. Computer downtime not only upsets production, but also negatively affects customer goodwill—quickly affecting an organization’s bottom line. In fact, according to the Meta Group, the cost of downtime can average a million dollars per hour for a typical data center. Read more

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