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


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

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

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 (NZEB).

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

It may be part of human nature that, in times of great annoyance, or simply to gain advantage throug

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

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 w

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 ground

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September 2013
Reputations are hard to live down. Take, for example, rigid aluminum—used for electrical conduit—and its reputation for high cost. READ MORE
September 2013
“Motor contribution” is only used in 240.86(C) in the National Electrical Code (NEC), but the NEC does not define it anywhere. READ MORE
September 2013
New York recently strengthened its power supply with the completion of two projects: an underground and underwater 660-megawatt electric transmission project between New Jerse READ MORE
September 2013
The phrase “disruptive forces” is not commonly heard (or desired) in conversations about electric utilities, outside of Weather Channel storm-coverage hyperbole or an alien-in READ MORE
September 2013
The push to a green energy society has many benefits. Among them are the severing of dependency on foreign oil, combatting global warming, and a generally cleaner planet.


September 2013