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
Wind and solar power’s intermittency is one of the biggest knocks against the two burgeoning industries.

| February 2014
The impact of Superstorm Sandy, which smashed into the New York 
metropolitan area on Oct.

| February 2014
The home remodeling market should see strong growth in 2014, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released in January by the Remodeling Futures Pro

| February 2014
Throughout the Midwest and East Coast, temperatures bottomed out in early January 2014 from a polar vortex, and electricity demand shot through the roof.

| February 2014
In the previous two articles in this series, I wrote about how to get information out of a database and into an estimate.