February 2011: Renovation


Part 1 of this series covered the most significant National Electrical Code (NEC)...

The nation’s nearly 130 million homes generate more than 20 percent of our...

While the term “retrocommissioning” (RCx) is being heard with more frequency, electrical contractors...

Electrical contractors have seen the bright lights of opportunity borne by involvement...

If you have a problem related to the National Electrical Code (NEC),...

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| February 2011
As I have mentioned in this column before, upgrades and renovations to existing fire alarm systems are a consistent opportunity for electrical contractors to find work in this

| February 2011
It’s that time of year when the average temperature has dropped. No matter where you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you experience a sometimes dramatic dip in temperature.

| February 2011
In a recent keynote address, Robert Catell, chairman of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium, characterized the state of the electric grid in a way that he knew his audien

| February 2011
In some ways, it seems as though nuclear power plants are the Energizer Bunny of electric-generating technology—they just keep going.

| February 2011
Energy standards implemented by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 largely eliminated the manufacture and importation of fluorescent T12 magnetic