February 2014: Net-Zero


Improving the efficiency of our nation’s buildings certainly isn’t a new goal. The energy crisis...

Chicago's historic Palmer House Hilton is the nation's longest continuously operating hotel.

Renovations play a critical role in the long-term, strategic planning of single and chain hotel...

For millennia, charlatans have claimed to see the future. Of course, the future is unknown,...

This article returns to the topic of my December 2013 column, which dealt with...

Electrical contractors (ECs) know that, first and foremost, the removal of abandoned cable is a...

The most important renewable-energy source in the United States is most frequently overlooked. Wind and...

Linear LED lighting is finding its way into classroom settings and offices.

With an urgent demand for energy efficiency, lighting continues to stake its claim as a...

Greenlee fish tape

The purpose of a fish tape hasn’t changed over time. Just like the first enclosed...

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| February 2014
Every month, we pick the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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Fires and explosions in the workplace result in nearly 200 fatalities and injure some 5,000 workers every year.

| February 2014
Last month, we started the Top 10 in the power quality phenomena category with the most common disturbance: the rms variation.

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Maybe a fairy godmother can wave her magic wand and make a dream come true in a children’s fable, but it’s no fairytale that time, sweat and skills with wire cutters have help

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As residents of one of the world’s economic giants, it’s easy to take our standard of living for granted and assume we will always be able to enjoy the best of what science an