Design http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en Understanding Key International Wiring Regulations http://ecmweb.com/design/understanding-key-international-wiring-regulations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With more and more oil and gas projects being executed in areas of the world where they do not follow National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, it is important for engineers, contractors, and designers who are responsible for building and designing these systems here in the United States to understand the standards they need to follow when building electrical packages for international projects. Listed below are some of the key documents and standards organizations to review if you plan on executing projects overseas.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/understanding-key-international-wiring-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/understanding-key-international-wiring-regulations#comments Business Management Design Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:38:00 +0000 125671 at http://ecmweb.com Utility-Scale Solar PV More Cost-Effective than Rooftop http://ecmweb.com/green-building/utility-scale-solar-pv-more-cost-effective-rooftop <div class="node-body article-body">A study finds that utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. are significantly more cost effective than residential-scale (rooftop) PV systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/utility-scale-solar-pv-more-cost-effective-rooftop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/utility-scale-solar-pv-more-cost-effective-rooftop#comments Green Building News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:46:00 +0000 125141 at http://ecmweb.com In the Zone http://ecmweb.com/design/zone <div class="node-body article-body">Since the National Flood Insurance Act of 1994, new residential houses in flood zones have to have the first floor living space elevated according to the code of the locality where the new construction takes place. Existing homes being remodeled to more than 50% of their assessed value also must meet these guidelines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/zone#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:12:00 +0000 124841 at http://ecmweb.com Lightfair International 2015 Field Report http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightfair-international-2015-field-report <div class="node-body article-body">This year’s event embraced higher power LEDs, expanded wireless applications, and better color consistency </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightfair-international-2015-field-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightfair-international-2015-field-report#comments Lighting & Control Contractor Silver Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:31:00 +0000 125101 at http://ecmweb.com Lighting Controls Association Takes a Look at DOE Study on Building Stock http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lighting-controls-association-takes-look-doe-study-building-stock <div class="node-body article-body"> Over at the Lighting Controls Association’s website, lighting writer Craig DiLouie shares his insights from the survey’s results. He found that automatic lighting controls have significantly gained in popularity in commercial buildings, a trend that by other measures has further increased since the time of the survey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lighting-controls-association-takes-look-doe-study-building-stock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lighting-controls-association-takes-look-doe-study-building-stock#comments Lighting & Control Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:52:00 +0000 125011 at http://ecmweb.com Andrew Burton/Getty Images News Arizona Public Service Installs First of 1,500 Free Residental Solar Projects http://ecmweb.com/green-building/arizona-public-service-installs-first-1500-free-residental-solar-projects <div class="node-body article-body">Arizona Public Service Co. installed the first of 1,500 free residential solar projects earlier this month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/arizona-public-service-installs-first-1500-free-residental-solar-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/arizona-public-service-installs-first-1500-free-residental-solar-projects#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:50:00 +0000 124781 at http://ecmweb.com Ground Fault Protection Requirements at Health Care Facilities http://ecmweb.com/nec/ground-fault-protection-requirements-health-care-facilities <div class="node-body article-body">As I prepare to attend the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) annual conference in Boston, I thought I would share some thoughts — and some Code references — with you regarding ground fault protection and how it applies to a health care facility. But before we talk about what is required for ground fault protection, we first need to understand what a ground fault is. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/ground-fault-protection-requirements-health-care-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/ground-fault-protection-requirements-health-care-facilities#comments Design NEC Ops & Maintenance Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:55:00 +0000 124451 at http://ecmweb.com Photo credit: Digitalvision/Thinkstock Wave Power Device Starts Producing Power in Hawaii http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wave-power-device-starts-producing-power-hawaii <div class="node-body article-body">With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wave-power-device-starts-producing-power-hawaii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wave-power-device-starts-producing-power-hawaii#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:22:00 +0000 124221 at http://ecmweb.com 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Solar Power http://ecmweb.com/green-building/7-things-you-probably-didn-t-know-about-solar-power <div class="node-body gallery-body">Think you're up to date on solar power? You might be surprised to learn these seven facts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/7-things-you-probably-didn-t-know-about-solar-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/7-things-you-probably-didn-t-know-about-solar-power#comments Green Building Galleries Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 122661 at http://ecmweb.com 2015 Top 40 Electrical Design Firms Map http://ecmweb.com/design/2015-top-40-electrical-design-firms-map <div class="node-body article-body">To highlight EC&M's 2015 Top 40 Electrical Design firms, we've created an interactive map for your convenience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/2015-top-40-electrical-design-firms-map" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/2015-top-40-electrical-design-firms-map#comments Design Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:47:00 +0000 122971 at http://ecmweb.com <p>EC&amp;M 2015 Top 40 Electrical Design Firm Locations</p>