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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. 

The 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), released on Feb. 27 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), provides a breakdown of how residential energy use is changing in the United States.

As the need for energy storage expands, consumers are getting in on the action. According to the market research firm GTM Research, the market for behind-the-meter (BTM) storage is prepared to capitalize on this trend.

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The hole saw is a ubiquitously necessary tool. You would be hard-pressed to find an electrician who does not have at least one in his or her toolbox, or an electrical contractor without a hole saw kit or two back at the shop.

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In the past year, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR expanded its already-robust market research efforts to include a new endeavor.

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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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Ready to Learn

Training is the best and only way for electrical contractors and electricians to stay ahead in a world filled with changing markets, technologies and methodologies.


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What's Watt?

Last month, we reviewed the basics of the power parameters as affected by inductive, capacitive and resistive loads as well as a mixture of two or more of those elements.


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DHS Announces Campaign Against Illegal Immigrant Workers

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a massive regulatory and enforcement campaign to address the hiring of illegal immigrants. Its complex collection of rules sets out to make businesses more responsible for their hiring practices in the wake of increased threats from abroad.


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Spelling Test

Most people regard design/build as one of the great equalizers in the construction and contracting world. It helps prevent low-balling the contract, since most decisions are made on a comprehensive skills basis.


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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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