July 2011

COVER STORY

A Step Closer to Net Zero

Jul 26, 2011 4:13 PM, By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer

2012 IECC is expected to increase energy efficiency in new buildings by 30% over currently used standard ...

OTHER FEATURES

An App for That

Jul 29, 2011 3:05 PM, By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer

How electrical contractors use smartphone technology and applications on construction job sites...

Collaborative Design Conversion

Jul 29, 2011 3:25 PM, By Dave Crumrine, P.E., and Doug Post, P.E., Interstates

How Interstates maximized construability and project value by converting to a gated design process...

DC House

Jul 29, 2011 4:15 PM, By Satish Rajagopalan and Brian Fortenbery, EPRI

Realizing a cost-effective zero net energy building through direct current (DC) residential distribution...

NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

Grounding and Bonding — Part 2

Jul 28, 2011 1:16 PM, By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

New 2011 NEC revisions clear up confusion between bonding and grounding...

Illustrated Catastrophes- July 2011

Jul 29, 2011 5:05 PM, By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

More Code catastrophes uncovered and corrected in these faulty installations...

What’s Wrong Here? July 2011

Jul 29, 2011 5:56 PM

Can you identify the Code violation(s) in this photo?...

Stumped by the Code? July 2011

Jul 29, 2011 12:02 PM, By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered...

INDUSTRY VIEWPOINT

How Low Can We Go?

Jul 29, 2011 5:44 PM, By Mike Eby, Editor-in-Chief

Achieving energy performance goals for new commercial buildings...

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Going the Distance for Safety

Jul 29, 2011 5:16 PM

Fluke, Greenlee and Southwire take top honors at this year’s Product of the Year competition...

MAINTENANCE FACTS

When Maintenance Becomes a Safety Issue

Jul 29, 2011 5:08 PM, By Jim White, Shermco Industries, Inc.

Treating maintenance as a safety concern instead of simply an overhead cost will help reduce your overall risks ...

GOING GREEN

Design and Commissioning Strategies for Data Centers

Jul 29, 2011 4:51 PM, By Terry Gillick, Primary Integration Solutions, Inc.

Why using medium-voltage power distribution systems makes it possible to optimize reliability and efficiency...

SMART ENERGY

State Energy Efficiency Policies Save Customers Billions

Jul 29, 2011 5:32 PM

ACEEE reports outline state Energy Efficiency Resource Standards ...

CONTRACTOR CONNECTION

Griffin Electric Nears Completion of Armed Forces Reserve Center Projects

Jul 29, 2011 1:03 PM

Wayne J. Griffin Electric performs electrical installations at two Armed Forces Reserve Center projects in Alabama...

MMR Constructors Receives National OSHA Safety Recognition

Jul 29, 2011 1:13 PM

MMR recognized by OSHA as a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Merit work site ...

Fisk Opens Los Angeles Office- Names New Vice President

Jul 29, 2011 1:08 PM

Fisk Electric names new vice president and opens Los Angeles office...

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Solar Installation Brews up Energy Savings for Maryland Distributing Company

Jul 29, 2011 5:29 PM, By Stefanie Kure, Senior Associate Editor

Western Maryland Distributing installs solar array on its rooftop, projected to produce 118,621kWh of electricity per year...

ESTIMATING 101

Understanding the Estimating Process — Part 7 of 12

Jul 29, 2011 4:23 PM, By Linda Candels, Candels Consulting

Things to consider when finishing the take-off...

AROUND THE CIRCUIT

Lightfair International 2011 Field Report

Jul 28, 2011 1:04 PM, By Joe Knisley, Senior Editorial Consultant

Show draws 22,000 attendees and exhibitors to Philadelphia...

EYE ON SAFETY

Fall Protection

Jul 29, 2011 4:29 PM

The latest fall protection products for electrical workers in the wind energy industry...

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Product Spotlight, July 2011

Jul 29, 2011 5:23 PM

ANALYZE THIS

Analyze This- July 2011

Jul 28, 2011 12:40 PM

Percentage increase in U.S. manufacturing technology consumption in 2011 compared to 2010 based on the “United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption Report.” With a year-to-date total of $1,595.98 million in orders, recent levels of outstanding order activity are now approaching pre-recession levels....

NEW PRODUCTS

New Products, July 2011

Jul 29, 2011 12:37 PM

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