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Articles in this section are intended to help electrical contractors grow and improve their businesses, from financial and legal advice to creating a service and maintenance department. You’ll find articles on estimating projects and more below. 

Arcadia Electrical Company, Ridgewood, N.Y., installed 341 new lighting fixtures near walkways, playgrounds and parking lots at Polo Grounds Towers in Harlem as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Action Plan (MAP), an initiative to reduce crime and increase neighborhood safety at 15 New York City Housin

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It’s that time again when we call on expert pollsters to help us learn more about our readers and the work they are doing in the field. More than 2,400 of you responded to our questionnaire earlier this year, through snail mail or online, describing the work you did in 2015.

In the widening embrace 
of renewable energy, cities have become a catalyst. For example, San Francisco recently approved an ordinance requiring solar panels on all new residential and commercial buildings constructed in the city beginning in January 2017.


Aging coal plants are closing across the nation, along with a growing number of nuclear units, and utility planners are increasingly concerned about how best to replace this shuttered generation capacity.

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San Francisco Requires Solar Panels On All New Buildings


In the widening embrace 
of renewable energy, cities have become a catalyst. For example, San Francisco recently approved an ordinance requiring solar panels on all new residential and commercial buildings constructed in the city beginning in January 2017.



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Can I Ask You a Question?

Have you heard the joke about the pollster soliciting opinions outside the United Nations? It’s funny, but we’re not going to tell it here. We’re also not going to discuss political polling. We’re here to talk about you and what you’re working on.


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'Smart City' Aims To Redefine Urban Living

Executives at Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Alphabet (the parent company of Google), are planning to meet with Alphabet executives to discuss plans for a rejuvenation project designed to turn a section of an existing city into a “smart city.” The plan calls for billions of dollars in investments to


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Retiring in Comfort: Not Saving Is Not an Option

When should you start saving for retirement? Implicit in that question is the fact that you haven't started yet. The answer is, thus, an easy one. Now.


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Students Explore Electrical Contracting At Rosendin Electric


The electrical contracting industry is aging. Getting young people interested in the field and keeping them interested is a challenge, but one that must be faced to move the industry forward.


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Energy-Efficiency Workforce Increasing

Four out of five clean-energy workers in New York state focus on energy efficiency, according to a new report published by Environmental Entrepreneurs (a national nonpartisan business group), the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, the New York State Sustainable Business Council and New Yorkers for


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School District Equips Buses To Deliver Wi-Fi Access


Technology is all about opportunity and innovation convergence. In a poor, rural, Southern California school district, officials saw an opportunity to meet a critical need for internet access and came up with an innovative solution, using one of its most plentiful resources.



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