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
You probably already know the NECA Show is the largest exposition serving the electrical construction industry. But did you know that it’s still growing?


| 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

| 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.


| July 2013
In the years since the 9/11 attacks, concerns about terrorism and crime have driven the use of security systems and surveillance cameras into areas and markets that might not

| 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.

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