Hannah Fullmer

Hannah Fullmer is the editorial and multimedia assistant at ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. Contact her at hfullmer@necanet.org

Articles by Hannah Fullmer

  • Zigbee Alliance logo courtesy of www.zigbee.org
January 2017
These days, almost anything for the home can be automated. Door locks, window blinds, switches, toasters—all are available as "smart devices" connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite this bevy of products, they can’t all work together. In an effort to remedy this situation, Zigbee Alliance introduced Dotdot, which it calls “a universal language for IoT.” READ MORE
  • Computer Cafe at the Play Place for Autistic Children
January 2017
Play Place for Autistic Children, a 25,000–square foot facility in Sterling Heights, Mich., offers autistic kids and their families a safe, supportive environment to play, learn and socialize. Founder and board president Shell Jones envisioned Play Place as a judgement-free space for her 13-year-old autistic son, Duane, and her family.
January 2017
Color tuning opens a world of opportunities in lighting design, proving itself useful in a seemingly endless supply of applications—designing lighting “scenes” for special occasions, creating different atmospheres for a hotel versus a hospital or shifting the color temperature of the light in the room for potential health benefits. READ MORE
November 2016
In a press release on November 21, Boston-based EnergySage announced its new project, Community Solar Marketplace, the first online community solar power marketplace in the U.S. EnergySage, an online solar marketplace, has allowed users to learn about solar technology, locate pre-screened solar installation companies and compare installation quotes online since 2011. READ MORE
November 2016
On November 21, 2016, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a report titled “Assessing the Future of Distributed Wind: Opportunities for Behind-the-Meter Projects” which explores the potential of distributed wind energy in the U.S. through 2050. READ MORE
  • Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
November 2016
Right now, a pack of six standard 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will cost you about $15 on Amazon. If you want something a bit more special (say bulbs connected to Thomas Edison) it’s going to cost you—a lot. READ MORE
November 2016
In September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awarded $10.5 million in safety and health training grants to 77 nonprofit organizations, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). READ MORE
November 2016
On November 17, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule updating Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) standards in general industries such as building management services, utilities, warehousing, retail, window cleaning, chimney sweeping and outdoor advertising. READ MORE
October 2016
Construction jobs are on the rise according to an analysis of Department of Labor (DOL) data released by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America on Oct., 21 2016. From September 2015 to September 2016, 35 states added construction jobs. However, from August 2016 to September of 2016 only 21 states and the District of Columbia added jobs, despite reports of worker shortages. READ MORE