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
Occasionally, I provide training on electrical wiring in healthcare facilities, and frequently I am asked about the requirements for hospital-grade receptacles.

| September 2013
Every month, Jack Pullizzi picks the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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| September 2013
Global pharmaceutical Merck is using the power of the sun, with some help from federal stimulus money, to raise the green level of its facilities; the most recent of which is

Fluke Ti32 thermal imager, The thermal imager by FLIR Systems, Thermal imager by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., Fluke thermal imaging and measurement  on a three-phase distribution switch gear, Sarix TI camera by Schneider Electric
| September 2013
Thermal imaging technology can be traced as far back as 1800, when German astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered “invisible light” beyond the red part of the visible spect