Hannah Fullmer

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

Articles by Hannah Fullmer

June 2017
Quadrant Homes, a homebuilder based in Bellevue, Wash. serving the Seattle area, announced on June 6 via their website that they will begin offering smart home features as standard in all new Quadrant homes. READ MORE
June 2017
Energy-saving practices, such as rooftop solar panels and increased efficiency through smart lighting and home automation, are becoming mainstays of new construction, spurred on by recent legislation in cities like San Francisco. As these measures deepen their roots, a higher and more targeted energy goal—net-zero energy (NZE)—has emerged. READ MORE
June 2017
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is foretelling a good year ahead for home remodeling. According to the organization’s 2017 projections, in the average zip code, remodelers will spend roughly $6,200 per home improvement project, up from $5,800 in NAHB’s 2016 projections. READ MORE
June 2017
After nearly a decade of inching upwards, the national median home value finally surpassed pre-recession levels. According to Zillow Research, in March, the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) hit $197,100, passing the pre-recession peak of $196,600 from April 2007. READ MORE
May 2017
According to the New York City Council website, on March 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted Introduction 247-A, a bill which amends the New York City administrative code to increase the civil and criminal penalties for performing electrical work without a license. READ MORE
  • Photo from a Safety Stand-Down event hosted by Werner. Courtesy of Werner at www.wernerco.com/us.
May 2017
From May 8 to May 12, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold its fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down, a program started in 2013 to “raise fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries,” according to the OSHA website. READ MORE
  • The CGBC headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Courtesy of the CGBC. www.harvardcgbc.org
May 2017
In a statement released on May 23, the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) announced its plans to retrofit its headquarters, a pre-1940s stick-built house in Cambridge, Mass. into an ultra-efficient, energy-positive building. Called HouseZero, the project will serve as an example of how to apply energy-saving construction principles to existing homes and buildings. READ MORE
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio signs Introduction 247-A into law.
April 2017
According to the New York City Council website, on March 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted Introduction 247-A, a bill which amends the New York City administrative code to increase the civil and criminal penalties for performing electrical work without a license. READ MORE
  • Klein Tools infographic of survey results.
April 2017
Klein Tools, Lincolnshire, Ill., released the results of their annual State of the Industry survey on April 17. The survey, completed by 600 electricians (of whom 40 percent were union members and 60 percent were nonunion), highlights the industry’s continued concerns over the scarcity of skilled workers (particularly younger workers). READ MORE

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