One aspect of structural engineering is electrical engineering, and innovations in this area are of critical importance to any project looking to be designed as sustainable and environmentally friendly. Electrical engineering is critical to keeping energy costs low and quality of life and efficiency high inside of a structure. All technological aspects of a design begin with development and planning by an electrical engineer and this is especially true when the added detail of making a structure sustainable is considered. Sustainability in electrical engineering includes making sure that the structure being developed is incorporated with a system that will use as little energy as possible to fu cation at an optimum level while ensuring that the energy that is used is not only free of toxic gases or the emission of toxic gasses but also that it’s from a renewable source.
Electrical engineers help build the sustainability of buildings in numerous ways. Providing areas for the charging of electricity powered vehicles is one way. Implementing provisions to keep the structure’s light from disrupting the view of the sky at night is another; this phenomenon is known as light pollution and its prevention is an important part of meeting LEED certification guidelines. Another way that electrical engineers contribute to the sustainability of buildings is by ensuring that renewable energy is used and provided from an onsite source without any strain at all on the environment or economy that surrounds the structure.
Sustainability is also achieved through electrical engineering in its ability to implement environmentally sound procedures for the removal of harmful gasses including carbon dioxide. Lighting systems are optimized and made less dependent on traditional means of electricity through this kind of structural engineering and electrical engineering makes the experience of those who occupy the structure for work or as residents much safer and much more comfortable while in turn doing its part to keep the environment clean for generations to come.
Electrical engineering is a fastly growing and moving part of structural engineering that not only has constant research and developments going on but also has lots of room for innovation and new ideas. Electrical engineers on sustainable building projects are
Charged with coming up with new, creative, and viable ways of making the project meet LEED standards while harnessing as much in the way of sustainable energy as possible. Electrical engineering is a vital part of making sure the future of sustainable building construction and design remains bright.