Residential

 

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. 

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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.

In the new reality of resilient construction, there may be no place like home. According to McGraw-Hill Construction, green-built homes will represent as much as 38 percent of the residential market by 2016.

Despite the fact that the US Census Bureau reported, at the end of 2013, that housing starts had increased 29 percent over the previous year, electrical contractors (ECs) generally agree that the residential market is not exactly taking off at rocketship pace.

More on Residential

 
Residential Pilot Tests Smart Meters

On July 21, 2008, a group of selected residential electricity consumers in Washington, D.C., began testing advanced metering technology coupled with pricing options that could assist them in curbing their monthly bills by better controlling their power consumption.


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Riding Out the Residential Slump

Even before the housing market went into its downturn, residential work was problematic for the electrical contractor.


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New-Home Sales up in April Following Downward Revision in March

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.3 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 526,000 units, the U.S. Commerce Department reported.


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ECs Are Integrators of Choice for Home Technologies

Congratulations are in order as electrical contractors (ECs) have taken the lead as custom installers for many key home technologies.


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New Residential Sales Continue to Fall

The conclusion of 2007 saw the biggest 12-month decline in new home sales in 37 years, and analysts predict 2008 to continue the residential sales slump. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in conjunction with the U.S.


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AFCIs Increase Safety from Fires

According to the most recent data from the United States Fire Administration, home electrical problems are responsible for an estimated 67,800 fires every year, resulting in 485 deaths, 2,300 injuries and more than $868 million in residential property loss. The U.S.


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Automation Goes Home

Elite homebuyers want the latest monitoring technology


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