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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. 

Standards for new technology are necessary to encourage growth and innovation by ensuring interoperability and compatibility of new devices.


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.

California has long been known as an energy-conservation pioneer. To lead the way on electrical issues, the state uses a set of rules known as Title 24, Part 6, which is updated every three years. The current rules became mandatory for any project seeking a permit after July 1, 2014.
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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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Security Comes in All Shapes

The focus of this column is usually on power quality or variations in voltage provided by the source that are the result of interactions with the load and source impedances, as well as the voltage and current requirements of the equipment using the electricity to provide useful and often uninterrup


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Eyes, Ears and Functions

The role of commissioning in design/build In the traditional world of the built environment, commissioning has proven to be a beneficial tool in determining the true efficiency of a building.


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Foster's: Australian for Clean Energy

Foster's is giving consumers a better reason to drink the Australian lager. The beermaker is teaming up with scientists to generate clean energy from the wastewater the brewery creates.


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Growth in Solar Power Higher Than Anticipated

According to the San Jose Mercury News, more homeowners and homebuilders are considering solar power as the government provides more incentives and concerns regarding climate change and energy prices increase.


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May HMI in the Basement

Ongoing concerns about subprime-related problems in the mortgage market caused builder confidence about the state of housing demand to decline three more points in May, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).


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Lights Going out for the Incandescent Bulb

According to the Los Angeles Times, California Utilities and Commerce Committee approved legislation that would prohibit the sale of incandescent light bulbs by 2012. The committee passed AB 722 in a 7–2 vote.


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NECA's Focus on Green Building

With America’s most populous state leading the nation in the use of solar and other energy alternatives, the term “Sunny California” is even more appropriate.


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