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

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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

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

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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