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States that have not adopted the latest energy-efficiency standard for commercial buildings are foregoing an average reduction of almost 10 percent in energy consumed by new structures over 10 years, which would trim their energy costs and carbon emissions by more than 12 percent, according to a rec

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When a particular technology catches on, it can touch every aspect of daily life. Even the most mundane of functions can be transformed. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are no exception, and they continue to flex their muscle in new and innovative ways.


Wurtzite crystal structure of gallium nitride

Despite their relatively high upfront cost, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are consistently hailed as the next generation of efficient lighting technology. Most experts agree there is no question that LEDs will take the lead in general service lighting.

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“California Adventure was 30-40 projects for us, and probably the most challenging project we’ve had at Morrow-Meadows due to the complexity, schedule and the logistics,” said Rob Meadows, executive vice-president, Morrow-Meadows Corporation, a Southern California-based company.

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Use Your Distributor to Help Add Value
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An owner approaches you not only for the electrical wiring of a new building, but also the highest-tech structured cabling system available for security, networking and e-access, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

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Every electrical contractor involved in the installation and maintenance of life safety systems knows that what really drives the fire market is local, state and federal building codes and the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Surviving the Last Mile
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Sometimes the last 5 or 10 percent of the job is the hardest to complete, and the most expensive per item. You think that you have reached substantial completion and want to come to an understanding about what is left to be done for final completion and final payment.

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Profiting from Six Sigma
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Six Sigma is a program for improving manufacturing quality developed by Motorola in the mid-1980s and adopted and expanded by General Electric (GE) in the 1990s. Today, Six Sigma is being used by a variety of other well-known manufacturing firms as well as all types and sizes of service firms.

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