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
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
Market action

July 2013
In a growing world of green building, energy-efficient design and sustainability, you might assume the number of high-performance buildings is approaching the norm. READ MORE
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.
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Editors' Pick
July 2013
In this three-column series on using rapport-building techniques to improve financial health, we discussed the principles of neurolinguistic programming, including the primary READ MORE
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

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