The National Electrical Code® is one of the most fundamental documents in the planning, design, and construction of facilities. Its load calculation procedures have changed very little over the decades. This cycle, however, both ASHE and the NEC committee have made significant strides to update and improve these requirements, with results that will likely reduce the size of electrical system components and reduce system costs. This session will help attendees know what's coming and provide needed input into the process.
1.) List the NEC demand factors as they currently apply to health care facilities.
2.) Explain the analysis and resulting proposals regarding lighting system demand factors.
3.) Explain the analysis and resulting proposals regarding plug loads and cord-connected equipment.
4.) Participate in a conversation with panel members about their questions and thereby provide input into the NEC process.