March 2011: Residential


To borrow a horse-racing metaphor, electric vehicles (EVs) have barely left the starting gate...

Homeowners, driven by many factors—such as the desire to reduce fossil fuel use, improve...

Just a few years ago, home automation control systems were seen as toys for...

It should come as little surprise that the surGE inrenewable power and the high-tech...

What’s the secret to keeping up on the latest in residential lighting upgrades? Just...

Humans have taken advantage of geothermal heat since the Paleolithic era. In recent years,...

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| March 2011
If you have a problem related to the National Electrical Code (NEC), are experiencing difficulty in understanding a Code requirement, or are wondering why or if such a require

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| March 2011
The National Board of Fire Underwriters, which is now the American Insurance Association, published the first edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in 1897.

| March 2011
Last month, I promised to resume commenting on the more serious aspects of electrical contracting.

| March 2011
The U.S. Air Force’s energy plans are about to take off.

| March 2011
The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions, conducted by the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA), continued t