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
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C., has developed a revolutionary lighting technology that is more energy-efficient than the common incandescent lamp and does not

| March 2010
A Catch-22 occurs when circumstances emerge that place one in a no-win situation; let’s take a look at an arc flash safety Catch-22.

| March 2010
Nineteenth-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is often credited with the statement, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This col

| March 2010
No matter how thorough and complete the drawings and specifications, there will be manufacturing and installation details that are left to the contractor.

| March 2010
On top of the millions already infused through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) economic stimulus bill into various aspects of the war on climate change, more