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
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
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
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. 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
July 2013
While Light-emitting diode (LED) general lighting continues to rapidly develop and transform the lighting industry, the organic LED light source, or OLED, offers equally drama READ MORE

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