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
At a recent National Electrical Code (NEC) update seminar, 
I was asked about the new requirements to install a grounded (neutral) conductor in a box for switches that control READ MORE
February 2014
When the Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) Partnership was first launched on Aug. READ MORE
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February 2014
Improving the efficiency of our nation’s buildings certainly isn’t a new goal. READ MORE
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Every month, we pick the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers. READ MORE
February 2014
Fires and explosions in the workplace result in nearly 200 fatalities and injure some 5,000 workers every year. READ MORE


February 2014