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
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

| February 2014
This article returns to the topic of my December 2013 column, which dealt with some of the changes that occurred to 210.12 for arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) in the 201

| February 2014
Electrical contractors (ECs) know that, first and foremost, the removal of abandoned cable is a National Electrical Code issue.

| February 2014
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., , A renovation of NASA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters includes Cree CR22 LED troffers with embedded Lutron dimming technology and a Lutron Quantum lighting control system., A number of lighting manufacturers offer linear LED retrofit kits for installers. Pictured is the Cree UR-24 with driver., A DOE and PNNL CALiPER study brought together lighting industry participants to observe and compare LED luminaires and their fluorescent counterparts.
| February 2014
With an urgent demand for energy efficiency, lighting continues to stake its claim as a solution.

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