Darlene Bremer

Freelance Writer

Darlene Bremer, a freelance writer based in Solomons, Md., contributed frequently to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR until the end of 2015.

Articles by Darlene Bremer

December 2015
Are electrical contractors getting what they need online from their distributors? The answer, as it happens so often, depends on whom you ask.
 According to Bill Mansfield, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Graybar Electric Co. Inc., St. Louis, many distributors are investing in e-commerce capabilities to better serve customers who choose to do business online.
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December 2015
While street lighting improves traffic safety by enabling pedestrians and motorists to see each other, it also contributes to aesthetics. Landscape lighting enhances security and accents special features to create a unique atmosphere for outdoor events. READ MORE
November 2015
Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software enables data center operators to manage assets and changes, plan capacity, and monitor power, environment and energy usage. READ MORE
November 2015
TechRepublic.com reported in October 2014 that the United States has more electrical grid blackouts than any other developed nation and that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), demand for electricity has outpaced transmission rates by 25 percent every year since 1982.
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November 2015
As projects become more complex, electrical contractors need high-tech management methods to ensure more efficient results. Here are just a few examples to help you get headed in the right direction. 5pm READ MORE
October 2015
The global plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging market is closely tied to the state of PEV sales and is entering a phase where electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is becoming a commodity, according to Navigant Research. However, Navigant expects the global revenue from that commodity market to grow from $81.1 million in 2014 to $2.9 billion by 2023. READ MORE
October 2015
Thanks to advanced lighting controls, various industries view lighting as an important element in energy-efficient design. It is a business-intelligence platform that combines sensors and systems in a way that provides excellent illumination and energy savings. These technologies enable users to manage light and the cost of doing business.
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September 2015
Designed in 1858 by James Renwick Jr., who designed the Smithsonian Institution’s Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., was the first purpose-built art museum in the United States and originally housed William Corcoran’s art collection.
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September 2015
In its paper, “Intelligent Efficiency: Innovations Reshaping the Energy Efficiency Market,” Greentech Media notes that efficiency is an untapped energy resource that is already embedded in every commercial building, manufacturing facility and corporate campus. READ MORE

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