February 2014: Net-Zero

 

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

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 prop

For millennia, charlatans have claimed to see the future.

This article returns to the topic of my December 2013 column, which dealt with some of the changes t

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

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

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 solution.

Greenlee fish tape

The purpose of a fish tape hasn’t changed over time.


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As a fire protection engineer who oversees the proposals to repair fire alarm systems, I often experience communication disconnects between the contractor, owner and authority READ MORE
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Solar photovoltaics and electric vehicles (EVs) are two shining stars of the sustainable-energy movement. READ MORE
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The first seven parts of Article 240 in the National Electrical Code (NEC) provide the general requirements for overcurrent protection and overcurrent protective devices not m READ MORE
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In a December 2013 interview on “60 Minutes,” Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos declared, “Complaining is not a strategy.” In the electrical contracting industry, each day is a battle READ MORE

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