September 2013: Show Issue: Washington, D.C.


It seems like just yesterday that the NFPA Standards Council issued the 2011 National Electrical...

The average commercial building electric bill often features a consumption and demand component. The consumption...

The Alameda County Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee's Zero Net Training Facility in San Leandro, Calif., opened in June.

Producing as much energy as you use is the definition of a net-zero energy building...

The phrase “disruptive forces” is not commonly heard (or desired) in conversations about electric utilities,...

It may be part of human nature that, in times of great annoyance, or simply...

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming less of a novelty—though a Chevrolet Volt or Nissan Leaf...

Acuity Brands' Aera recessed luminaires have three control functions to manage the white ambient light independently.

While light makes sight, lighting shapes perception, particularly in regard to color in the things...

Genie GR-20 Runabout has a working height of 24 feet and a lift capacity of 350 lbs.

Most commercial and industrial projects have electrical work that must be done above floor or...

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| September 2013
Success in the renewable-energy revolution seems to be measured at least in part by bragging rights and record-breaking, as states leapfrog over each other for the title of la

| September 2013
Maybe we shouldn’t use computers for estimating. I can’t believe I wrote that. I am Mr. Computer.

| September 2013
This is the first in a series of columns on networks and cabling—media, really—as we explore the nature of networks, their cabling needs and how they have evolved to provide f

| September 2013
Editor’s note: Charlie Trout is moving on to retirement. This edition of Code FAQs will be the last collection of questions and answers he will provide.

Editors' Pick
, Voltage thresholds in the NEC have increased from 600 to 1,000 volts., Article 728 addresses requirements for fire resistive cable systems., Lockable disconnecting means is clarified generall in 110.25.
| September 2013
It seems like just yesterday that the NFPA Standards Council issued the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC).