July 2013: Green Construction Special Report

 

Lighting and control technology advances and creative daylighting implementation 
are propelling gre

We have seen it before in the movies—machines so smart they start to talk to each other and think fo

Energy-efficiency-based renovations are surging ahead of new construction lately as legislation and

When you think about it, today’s electrical contractor (EC) is an energy-efficiency adviser.

Market action


In a growing world of green building, energy-efficient design and sustainability, you might assume t

“Net-zero energy” 
is the new “LEED-certified” 
when it comes to environmental boasting rights for c

Though utility rebates on energy-efficient electrical products have waxed and waned during the past

The new Zero Net Energy Center in San Leandro, Calif. Credit: Chad Ziemendorf

You can’t create something out of nothing, but the Northern California Chapter, NECA and IBEW Local


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July 2013
Utilities across the country offer incentives to commercial, institutional and industrial (CII) customers that can either reduce their load during peak utility demand times or READ MORE
July 2013
Nearly two-thirds of U.S energy executives now believe the United States can reach energy independence by 2030, eliminating dependency on foreign oil. READ MORE
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July 2013
A recent training program discussed the requirements for connecting surge protection at service equipment. READ MORE
July 2013
Much has been said about smart grid technology and its potential for efficient power management. Up to this point, the emphasis has been on potential.
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July 2013
I was involved recently in a discussion on lightning protection for various types of buildings and what standards applied to those installations or if the installations requir READ MORE

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