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

March 2012
The security industry has penetrated 20 percent of residences and has remained constant at that level for years, according to Mark Ingram, president, Visonic Inc., Bloomfield, Conn. However, that number is destined to increase as security, lighting and other home systems continue to converge. READ MORE
March 2012
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the average energy use per home per year costs $2,000. With 110 million homes in the country, that’s a large sum of money. It is one reason why the relatively new home energy management (HEM) market is beginning to mature. READ MORE
February 2012
Energy modeling, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is the practice of simulating the energy performance of an entire building or the systems within a building. READ MORE
February 2012
As electrical contractors continue to penetrate the security market, they must keep current on the technological landscape and ensure that they receive the training that enables them to demonstrate vital expertise. READ MORE
January 2012
The U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) provides healthcare, disability benefits, pensions, home loans, life insurance and educational assistance to the nation’s military veterans and runs the country’s largest cemetery system. READ MORE
January 2012
Growing awareness of environmental issues and technological innovations has led to emerging energy management and sustainability options. With green buildings becoming the norm in the developed world, according to Frost & Sullivan, electrical contractors (ECs) can leverage their skills and penetrate the market. READ MORE
January 2012
Now that another year has come around, it’s time to ask what’s ahead for electrical contractors that work in the security marketplace. READ MORE
December 2011
Lighting currently represents about 17.5 percent of all global electricity consumption, according to the EnergyWatch newsletter from Attardi Marketing. The United States alone accounts for approximately 20 percent of this amount at an annual cost of more than $40 billion. READ MORE
December 2011
The implementation of security systems in manufacturing and industrial facilities represents a growing market. Opportunities continually emerge as technologies advance and customer demands for security evolve. Before discussing best security practices, however, contractors must understand the risks at industrial facilities. READ MORE

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