Darlene Bremer

Freelance Writer

Darlene Bremer, a freelance writer based in Solomons, Md., contributes frequently to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. She can be reached at 410.610.7164 and darbremer@comcast.net.

Articles by Darlene Bremer

June 2008
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides products and services ranging from daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and the support of marine commerce. Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA’s roots date back to 1807, when a Survey of the Coast was first established. READ MORE
June 2008
Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Virginia State Capitol was constructed between 1785 and 1798. Until recently, the building had undergone only two major renovations. READ MORE
May 2008
In 2007, the first of the Baby boomer generation turned 60, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2010, 100 million people in the country will be 50 years old or older, totaling nearly one-third of the country’s population. READ MORE
May 2008
According to the joint commission, a healthcare accreditation organization in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., healthcare facilities are highly dependent on reliable sources of electrical power and need to both assess the risks of power failures and make plans to deal with such emergencies. READ MORE
April 2008
In its simplest definition, building information modeling (BIM) is the move from analog to three-dimensional digital design and construction. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington, D.C., BIM is a model-based technology that is linked with a database populated with project information. READ MORE
April 2008
BJC Healthcare awarded Kaiser Electric responsibility for all power distribution and backup power systems, lighting, security, voice/data, infant abduction, nurse call, patient monitoring and fire alarm systems for its new St. Louis healthcare center. Kaiser Electric was involved in the design/assist phase of the project for six months before any work started. READ MORE
March 2008
By 2010, approximately 30 million U.S. households are expected to have connected entertainment networks, according to a recent study by Parks Associates, cited by Linux Devices, a trademark of Ziff Davis Enterprise Holdings Inc., New York. READ MORE
March 2008
Electric lighting has revolutionized the way we live, work and play. According to The Need Project, lighting accounts for about 25 percent of the average home’s electric bill, while, on average, the commercial sector uses approximately 60 percent of its electricity for lighting. READ MORE
February 2008
In the name of cost-cutting—and even customer service—many companies hide behind automated phone attendants, do not train their employees, use Web sites without live customer contact information, or develop inflexible policies that fail to allow for unusual needs or allow employees to use their best judgment when necessary. According to G. READ MORE

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