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
Reputations are hard to live down. Take, for example, rigid aluminum—used for electrical conduit—and its reputation for high cost.

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, 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).

Acuity Brands' Aera recessed luminaires have three control functions to manage the white ambient light independently., A number of dimmable lamps and luminaires automatically shift to a warmer color temperature during dimming similar to incandescents, such as these BeveLED 2.0 Warm Glow luminaires from USAI Lighting, Visa Lighting's LED Unity recessed over-bed units are multifunction luminaires for hospital patient-care rooms with separately controlled reading, ambient, exam and amber night lighting., A transfer Center for Neuroscience and Learning/Osram study provided two schools with LED lighting that imitated the daylight cycle. Researchers found that students in classrooms with the new lighting produced higher standardized test scores.
| September 2013
While light makes sight, lighting shapes perception, particularly in regard to color in the things we see. This is because visible white light is made of colors.

| September 2013
Your financial statements only partially reflect your company’s overall performance.

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