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
NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, and the International Building Code (IBC) require emergency lighting in all commercial and industrial buildings to facilitate emergency egress

| March 2011
The grounded conductor is defined in Article 100 in the National Electrical Code (NEC), but this definition can cause confusion when it’s used in an electrical system.

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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
For decades, utility operators have been searching for a way to automatically conduct physical inspections of overhead transmission lines.

| March 2011
As use of the Internet grows more sophisticated and complex, so does the need for greater capacity and faster downloads.