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When it comes to transformative change in society, government is often the catalyst. The transition to a more energy-efficient landscape is no exception. According to a new ranking of energy innovation, America’s biggest cities are leading the way.


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From solar power to electric vehicles, from building efficiency to biomass, the energy industry is blessed with an abundance of innovative technologies that are transforming how we generate and consume electricity.

It’s been eight years since major energy legislation was passed, but current House and Senate proposals that would strengthen America’s infrastructure and increase energy efficiency are exciting prospects for electrical contractors.

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First Phase of Medical Center Completed The construction of a new medical center is welcome news to the Jersey City community. Jersey City, N.J., has changed. Located in Hudson County and within sight of the majestic Statute of Liberty, it has grown and redeveloped—gentrified if you will.

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Healthy Healthcare Security
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When my 4-year-old son required hospitalization in March, the parent in me was happy with the facility. But the editor in me paid close attention to security systems and procedures, seeking holes—ways intruders could dodge the system and gain access.

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Article 210--Branch Circuits: Required Lighting Outlets
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210.70 Lighting Outlets Required Article 210 specifies provisions for all branch circuits except for branch circuits supplying only motor loads. Article 430 contains motor load requirements. Provisions stipulating the placement of receptacle outlets are covered in 210.52 through 210.63.

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Dangerous Checks: The Meaning of Accord and Satisfaction
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Cashing a check may be seen as accepting a settlement A recent Virginia case highlights the danger of cashing checks that contain notations of “final payment.” In Gelles & Sons v. J. Stack Inc., Gelles performed masonry work worth close to $100,000.

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A Healthy Market in the Healthcare Industry
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As healthcare professionals in local hospitals and nursing homes are now taking advantage of the latest technologies in nurse call paging systems, they are also paving the way for new opportunities for electrical contractors.

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Storage Tank Water Heaters, Grounding Electrode Conductor Connections and More
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Debt Is Not a Four-Letter Word
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Growth during a recession is not an absurd idea Electrical contractors are a debt-resistant group. Past and future company leaders often clash over whether to assume debt. The former is proud of having no debt, the latter knows that it’s a tool for growth. Who is right? They both are.

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