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
Your employees work with an abundance of hand and power tools. You can help keep them safe by ensuring they are well-versed in common-sense tool safety. READ MORE
July 2013
It is interesting to monitor how the biennial “Profile of the Electrical Contractor” research study has changed over the years. 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
Within the larger movement 
of green power, the fledgling tidal-energy industry has yet to make its proverbial big splash. READ MORE
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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

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