William Atkinson

Freelance Writer

William Atkinson has been a full-time business magazine writer since 1976. Contact him at w.atkinson@mchsi.com.

Articles by William Atkinson

August 2017
Certified Multi-Media Solutions, Farmingdale, N.Y., is a low-voltage contractor that has been in business since 2005. With almost 50 employees, the company works with all kinds of customers—airports, schools, hospitals, sports arenas, commercial buildings, malls, big box stores and transportation (including tunnels).
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August 2017
According to an August 3 report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), as of July 2017, 30 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted energy efficiency policies. These policies range from mandated requirements to voluntary goals, as well as pilot programs. READ MORE
  • ULEBs can be found in several states and represent a range of building types in various climate conditions. Credit: ACEEE
August 2017
According to the latest white paper from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, titled "Unlocking Ultra-Low Energy Performance in Existing Buildings," the United States is seeing a promising upward trend in ultra-low energy buildings (ULEBs). While much of this growth is occurring in new construction, the paper notes that growth is also occurring with existing buildings. READ MORE
August 2017
According to a recent report by Platts, the combined power rating of installed electricity storage in the U.S. grew 181.5 megawatts (MW) over the past year to a new high of 585.5 MW at the end of the second quarter of 2017, based on reports filed with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. READ MORE
August 2017
Once a crumbling urban area devoid of the manufacturing that had kept it alive for decades, Buffalo, N.Y., has staged a remarkable comeback over the last 10 years. “I’ve lived here 37 years, and never have I seen it like it is now, with new hotels, a sports complex and more,” said Kevin Mislin, vice president, Ferguson Electric Construction Co. Inc.
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August 2017
In March 2012, West Liberty, Ky., a community of 3,400 in Morgan County, was hit by an EF-3 tornado. The town suffered $50 million in damage, 400 homes were demolished, and seven people were killed. Morgan County lost more than $9 million in residential, farm, commercial and industrial assessments from 2012 to 2013. READ MORE
August 2017
The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (CETC), a think tank based at North Carolina State University, releases a quarterly report, “50 States of Solar,” which tracks solar policymaking at the state level around the United States. READ MORE
July 2017
New software created by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University of Tennessee and Jacksonville State University in Alabama is designed to eliminate a challenge in creating and using energy models for retrofit planning, retro-commissioning, and measuring and verifying building efficiency measures, such as would be needed to make decisions related to lighting system upgrades, HVAC equipm READ MORE
July 2017
Farmington, Conn.-based McPhee Electric, a Phalcon Company, partnered with Collinsville, Ill.-based Day & Night Solar (DNS) to build a solar power installation on its own building. READ MORE

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