Matt Kraus

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

Articles by Matt Kraus

April 2017
Eaton Corporation, a power management company based in Cleveland, is teaming with ATEC Training and Certification Services to offer a training course on the National Electrical Code (NEC) 500 standard. It will be offered only at the Eaton Experience Center in Houston. READ MORE
April 2017
According to a 2016 survey conducted by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), facility managers in New York City who benchmark the energy use of their buildings are also more likely to invest in energy-saving technologies. 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
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
An increasingly connected world means that power outages of any kind are becoming more costly. For data center and IT managers, the consequences of such outages are even more significant. Unfortunately, the risk of outages doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. 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

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