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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.


In America and around the world, the energy landscape is changing at a swift pace. Change isn’t always easy, but you can count on the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and its members to be at the forefront of those exciting developments. It has been a busy few months.


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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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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Data At The Speed Of Light


In the digital age, almost anything can be an enabled device. As cell phones became portable computers and catalysts for the expansion of Wi-Fi, lamps may be next.



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Editors' Pick
Showstoppers 2015

At the 2015 NECA Show in San Francisco, a panel of judges representing different industry disciplines selected 23 Showstopper Award winners from 188 entries displayed in the Showstopper Showcase area. Judging was completed prior to the exhibition hall’s opening on the first day of the show.


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Google Releases New Plans 
to Use Renewable Energy


Google has made public new agreements to buy renewable energy to power its operations, according to an article in The New York Times. This will almost double its current green-energy promises.



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We're New Here

Happy New Year from your new ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR editors! Surprised? You have that look on your face. It’s OK. We were, too.


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Congress Moving On Energy And Construction Legislation


Congress has been active recently on legislation that concerns electrical contractors. 



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The Need for Resiliency in 21st-Century Power and Network Infrastructures, Part 1

Welcome to the initial column of Intelligent Infrastructure Insights. We are going through a huge paradigm shift in real estate today.


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Bill Gates
Major Tech Figures Fight Climate Change With New Coalition


As the debate over climate change continues, many figures in the tech industry have been among the most vocal in the fight against it. Now, many of the biggest names in the field are teaming up to form a climate change supergroup.



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