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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Batteries in frequently used smartphones, laptops and digital cameras need to be recharged often and can take hours to do so, and as they age, their energy storage potential d READ MORE
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The first emergency warning systems were developed to respond to war and massive fires. READ MORE
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Every economic crisis breeds a certain amount of positive forward-thinking, as everyone from the wealthy investor to the hardworking assembly-line worker searches for signs th READ MORE
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It makes sense that most contractors focus on the codes that relate to the system types they install. READ MORE
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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