July 2013: Green Construction Special Report

 

Lighting and control technology advances and creative daylighting implementation 
are propelling green lighting practices. ECs...

We have seen it before in the movies—machines so smart they start to talk to...

Energy-efficiency-based renovations are surging ahead of new construction lately as legislation and the sheer cost...

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

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

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

Though utility rebates on energy-efficient electrical products have waxed and waned during the past 20...

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...


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| July 2013
When you think about it, today’s electrical contractor (EC) is an energy-efficiency adviser. It may be a matter of reinvention, but it’s a logical destination.

| July 2013
An electrical contractor, let’s call him Sparky Inc., was running into financial difficulty.

| July 2013
It is interesting to monitor how the biennial “Profile of the Electrical Contractor” research study has changed over the years.

| 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

| July 2013
Nuclear power’s proponents are a bit like the Chicago Cubs fans of energy development—steadfastly optimistic, even in the midst of a current-season disaster.

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