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With the growth in the market for the interconnected, electronic smart home, to the care and attention needing to be paid to retrofits of aging houses, there’s never a shortage of information in the residential market. Below you’ll find the residential articles from ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, covering the full residential spectrum. 

The digital age is all about information. Two firms that are a product of that movement now provide consumers with a key piece of information about solar energy when they look to buy a home.


Residential electricity prices in the United States were set to decline in 2016 for the first time since 2002, according to the Oct. 6, 2016 “Today in Energy” report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). 


Photos by Jill Mazur

In Southern California, large multifamily residential projects are growing vertically—in towers, high rises and other multibuilding complexes. Orange County electrical contractor SBE Contracting (formerly Stout and Burg) is front and center of this movement.



With more than 100 million homes 
in the United States, the residential service/maintenance market offers electrical contractors a broad spectrum of opportunities.

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The Earth Gives Back

Humans have taken advantage of geothermal heat since the Paleolithic era. In recent years, it has become a stronger trend. In 2007, 28 gigawatts (GW) of geothermal heating capacity was installed around the world, satisfying 0.07 percent of global primary energy consumption.


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Outside the Box: Wind, Solar, Heat and More

Homeowners have often dreamed of small-scale devices that can be installed on their roofs to provide all the energy needed for the operation of their household. That day has arrived.


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Aging in Place: The New Imperative

Baby boomers have never been satisfied with the status quo; they challenge everything in their paths, including retirement. While boomers can’t escape aging, it will be on their terms. Staying in their homes and maintaining their independence is a central goal.


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Solid State of Lighting

Some of the most dramatic lighting performance gains can be achieved by adopting solid-state lighting in the home, where incandescent lighting has met its match with products that combine the efficiency of compact fluorescent and the quality of halogen.


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All Grown Up? Home Automation

Even though home automation technology has been around for decades, the opportunity it represents for electrical contractors right now is phenomenal.


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Research Forecasts 6 Million Homes With Smart Meters by 2012

The market for residential energy management will increase significantly over the next four years due to increased consumer demand and new government and industry initiatives. The number of U.S. households with a smart meter will grow to more than 6 million by 2012, according to Parks Associates.


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Construction Forecast 2009

At a time when things could not look much worse economically, there is some good news to accompany the overwhelming bad. First, the bad news. “The economic outlook is a disaster,” said Michael J.


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