Electrical Contractor Magazine

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
A long time ago, in the early days of AutoCAD, I went to a seminar where an electrical design and estimating system was demonstrated. It was amazing! READ MORE
July 2013
Recent columns have focused on tools and test equipment and how to use them, but what about taking care of them properly? READ MORE
July 2013
Market research and consulting firm Navigant Research has found consumer motivations and government influence drive the demand for innovative new products to save energy throu READ MORE
July 2013
Perhaps nothing showcases technology’s ability to innovate and change lives better than the science behind 
renewable power. READ MORE
July 2013
Table 310.15(B)(16) is one of the most referenced tables in the National Electrical Code (NEC). READ MORE

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