Matt Kraus

Matt Kraus is Electrical Contractor magazine's associate editor. Contact him at matt.kraus@necanet.org.

Articles by Matt Kraus

March 2017
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its Infrastructure Report Card, which grades the condition and performance of infrastructure in the United States. In recent years, the news has not been good; the 2017 Report Card gives American infrastructure a D-plus grade, which is the same score seen in the last Report Card in 2013. READ MORE
  • Photo courtesy of Robert Romanoff and Dwight School
March 2017
In the effort to bring more young people into construction and the trades, it could pay off to look even younger than you might think. READ MORE
March 2017
The 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), released on Feb. 27 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), provides a breakdown of how residential energy use is changing in the United States. According to the findings, overall, Americans are taking measures to use less energy, and younger Americans are using energy differently than past generations. READ MORE
February 2017
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding the future of many federal government agencies and departments. No agency has been as much of a hot-button issue as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and with the appointment of Scott Pruitt to head it, significant changes and rollbacks are to be expected. READ MORE
February 2017
On Feb. 7, The Solar Foundation released the National Solar Jobs Census 2016, an annual report on solar employment in the United States. Despite the energy source’s relatively small role on the national landscape, the solar workforce saw considerable, dramatic growth last year. READ MORE
February 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that gets thrown around a lot, and while many understand its general meaning, a deep examination of its various aspects and abilities may leave some heads spinning. READ MORE
January 2017
Siemens has opened submissions for its fourth annual Engineering Innovation Award for Fire and Life Safety design. The award, which recognizes “innovative thinking and problem solving in fire/life safety system design,” is part of an effort to shine a light on consulting specifying engineers who usually do not get the credit they deserve. READ MORE
January 2017
As seen in the 2016 Profile of the Electrical Contractor, available at profile.ecmag.com, electrical contractors continue to get involved in controls work. This includes a significant increase in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) controls work. As such, ECs are looking to learn more about what products they should turn to when entering into such a project. READ MORE
  • Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm. Photo credit: Deepwater Wind
December 2016
Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm officially began generating electricity on Dec. 12. The wind farm off the coast of Block Island, R.I., is the first of its kind in the United States and already generates enough electricity to supply 17,000 average homes, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). READ MORE

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