Interest in Smart Buildings Is Growing by William Atkinson

Until recently, smart buildings were often thought of individually. These days, they are becoming a trend unto themselves-a real force. As a result, opportunities for electrical contractors, both in traditional electrical work, but especially in low-voltage work, are expected to

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WHITEPAPER: Minimize Risk and Maximize Building Performance

Today’s building owners and facility managers are focusing on adding value in every aspect of building performance — increased energy savings, improved operations, and an enhanced working environment for employees. Electrical contractors are increasingly challenged to provide the solutions that

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For Rent: Lighting as a Service by Chuck Ross

A combination of rapidly advancing technology and a change in U.S. accounting standards is encouraging a new business model for financing lighting and other energy-system upgrades. It’s not often that electrical contractors pay much attention to accounting practices beyond their

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What Smart Cities Will Mean for Electrical Contractors

To name just a few, some of the skill sets electrical contractors are likely to need most will be an understanding of smart electrical grids, new lighting technologies and power backup installations. Additionally, the lighting technology used in the smart

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Manage Your Marketing By Susan Bloom

Prospecting New Business, Offering New Services and Promoting Your Skills. While electrical contractors demonstrate proficiency in completing electrical projects, the process of prospecting for leads, securing contract opportunities and promoting their skills to targeted audiences are necessary components of a

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Contractor Skills Shortage to Put Brake on Connected Lighting

A looming skills shortage could derail the revolution in connected lighting – unless action is taken to train a generation of contractors. PLUS: Customer who spent $150 million on lighting says pace of technological development is ‘overwhelming’. This video post

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NECA 2016 Boston Registration Now Open

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has opened registration for NECA 2016 Boston, Oct. 7-10, at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center in Massachusetts. The trade show floor is a virtual classroom, providing the latest technological advances in such areas

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The Power of PoE by Susan Bloom

Power over Ethernet-driven applications are delivering vast opportunities to end-users and savvy contractors. PoE is any of several standardized or ad-hoc systems that pass electrical power along with data on Ethernet cabling. These systems enable a single cable to provide

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