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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. 

In recent years, efficiency has become one of the primary drivers toward a sustainable energy economy and reduced carbon emissions.

Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

In the age of sustainability, every conceivable energy source gets equal consideration. Just as wind and solar power have had their growing pains, other viable sources will, too.

In December, I spoke at the International Drone Expo in Los Angeles. The Expo lived up to its name as to being “International” in scope.

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Estimating Software Roundup

Well, it's that time of year again, where I bring the big estimating software dogies home for a checkup, to see what changes they have made while roaming wild out on the range. I have only three pages and four major systems to talk about. So let’s get this roundup started. Yee haw!


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Towers of Power

The term “carbon footprint” is often applied to industrial facilities, where significant consumption of various forms of energy is measured against the effects on the environment as compared to the product output.


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Saving the Labor

I have been told there is a coming storm in the electrical construction industry of which the impact will be felt far into the future. It’s the loss of our trained labor force.


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Mind the GAAP

You may know accountants follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), but you may not know how the GAAP evolved.


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PG&E Uses Cow Power

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) announced that the California Public Utilities Commission has approved its gas purchase agreement with Microgy Inc. to deliver up to 8,000 cubic feet of pipeline-quality renewable natural gas daily.


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Progress Energy Expands Solar Energy

Progress Energy Florida announced a program that will continue to expand the company’s use of renewable energy sources. The SolarWise for Schools program advances the use of renewable energy through the installation of solar energy systems at schools throughout the utility’s service territory.


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Pass & Seymour/Legrand Files Patent Infringement Complaints

Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S) filed a complaint on Aug. 16, 2007, with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) concerning ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). The complaint alleges infringement of six U.S.


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