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May 10, 2018 — Keeping customers happy is always top of mind, because word-of-mouth, and online referrals and ratings are a key part of growing your business. Not only do you have to give 110% on every job, it means your employees do as well.
May 10, 2018 — Numerous identification products for wire & cable, terminal equipment and electrical cabinets are available on the market today, and each has its pros and cons. Ultimately, the most-important thing is to select markers that will remain readable and in-place throughout an installation’s lifetime.
May 10, 2018 — LED lights have been commercially available since the 1960s, and they continue their rise toward becoming the preferred choice in lighting owing to their energy efficiency, durability, design flexibility and zero UV emissions.
April 17, 2018 - Poor energy policy choices—including Ontario’s Green Energy Act—have increased electricity prices for residents, cost tens of thousands of manufacturing workers their jobs and produced only minimal health and environmental benefits, according to a new collection of essays published by the Fraser Institute.
April 4, 2018 — Upsizing the cross-sectional area of current-carrying conductors in power electrical cables can reduce the I2R loss which, in certain cases, can offset the higher material and installation costs.
April 4, 2018 — Although the earliest practical DC motor was built by Moritz Jacobi in 1834, it was over the next 40 years that men like Thomas Davenport, Emil Stohrer and George Westing- house brought DC machines into industrial use.
April 4, 2018 — The design and installation of electrical equipment for a facility with an explosive atmosphere begins after a detailed area classification is completed. The International Electrotechnical Commission has developed a number of standards that deal with multiple requirements for these areas in the IEC 60079 series of explosive atmosphere standards, many of which have been adopted in North America.
February 26, 2018 — Vocational vehicle specifications serve as building blocks for a fleet and provide financial responsibility for the end product. As work trucks become more complex, mistakes are inevitable. However, a well-written spec can be invaluable when determining who is responsible for correcting errors and, ultimately, monetarily accountable.
February 26, 2018 — Despite decades of improvement in lighting and HVAC equipment efficiency, building energy intensity remains high due to the growing use of personal electronic devices and other electrical equipment in buildings.
February 26, 2018 — Smart lighting delivers more than just illumination: the combination of LED technology and intelligent lighting control systems has significantly lowered energy usage while simultaneously reducing operating expenses and addressing ever-tightening building code requirements.
February 13, 2018 — Despite decades of improvement in lighting and HVAC equipment efficiency, building energy intensity remains high due to the growing use of personal electronic devices and other electrical equipment in buildings.
February 13, 2018 — “Is your head in the sand?” asked Scott W. in a Letter to the Editor regarding the article, “The 5 shades of green of electric heat,” published in EBMag’s January 2017 issue. That article argued consumers should make the switch to electric heat systems. But Scott wrote:
February 13, 2018 — As the IoT (internet of things) revolution continues, it presents an ever-growing range of innovations emerging on the commercial lighting and power supply front, where data-gathering sensors have long been an integral part of daily operations.
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October 6, 2017 — Beyond the look that lighting adds to a building, it must also serve the greater purpose of adding security to a property. Lighting is the primary deterrent of crime on any property, so when it comes to building an effective security system, it plays a critical role.

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