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
Lighting and control technology advances and creative daylighting implementation 
are propelling green lighting practices. READ MORE
July 2013
If the United States stops burning coal, shuts down one-quarter of existing nuclear reactors and trims its use of natural gas by 2050, the resulting increased reliance on wind READ MORE
July 2013
The first step in conducting an arc flash study is to obtain the data necessary to accurately represent the electrical system. READ MORE
July 2013
While natural gas is emerging as the fuel of choice in the United States, that is not necessarily at the expense of renewable power. READ MORE
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July 2013
Every month, Jack Pullizzi picks the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers. READ MORE

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