March 2010: Residential Special Report


In February 2010, two record-breaking, back-to-back snowstorms pounded the Mid-Atlantic region. Officially, the Washington,...

Homeowners have often dreamed of small-scale devices that can be installed on their roofs...

The second annual Osram Sylvania (Danvers, Mass.) Socket Survey reveals a paradox in Americans’...

Electrical contractors and independent wiring companies have been installing communication wiring in homes since...

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| March 2010
Until the economic collapse of 2008, the residential solar market was doubling every year, according to Don Sipes, director of solar product development for Sunovia Energy Te

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| March 2010
The first edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) was developed in 1897. Including the 2008 edition, there are 51 editions.

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| March 2010
Some of the most dramatic lighting performance gains can be achieved by adopting solid-state lighting in the home, where incandescent lighting has met its match with products

| March 2010
Every year, the amount of electricity used by information and communications technology (ICT) equipment increases substantially.

| March 2010
Even though home automation technology has been around for decades, the opportunity it represents for electrical contractors right now is phenomenal.