Adoption of 2008 National Electrical Code Gains Momentum

Public officials in several states have embraced new safety standards, voting to adopt the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC) with minimal or no amendments, and...

Watts Being Saved in California?

What Is the Big Deal about Saving Watts? Photo 1. Vacancy Sensor   However, there are other factors that can explain the need for reducing electrical energy...

Multimeter Accident Prevention Plan, An Electrical Inspector’s Survival Guide

People are getting hurt using multimeters. That is a fact. Every day, electrical inspectors and investigators potentially expose themselves to some sort of risk...

EuP – Energy-Using Products Directive

The European Union leads the world through enacting sweeping and comprehensive environmental regulations. The latest regulatory enactment is the EuP (Energy-using Products) directive 2005/32/EC....

National Energy Codes and Standards

Most electrical inspectors never evaluate completed residential and commercial buildings with respect to energy efficiency provisions adopted and enforced by a state or jurisdiction....

How Electrical Contractors Can Develop Better Relationships with Electrical Inspectors

Maintaining positive and effective working relations is essential in business and the electrical trade. We are often asked by electrical contractors, installers, and the...

Installation of electrically connected carbon monoxide alarms

The 2005 edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) has been already adopted by the majority of provincial and territorial jurisdictions. This...

Measuring Good Judgment

To quote Will Rogers, "Well, all I know is just what I read in the papers…” While I was reading a Sunday edition of...

Energy Efficiencies

Governments all over are actively looking at the issues of saving energy and reducing carbon omissions. Australia is not ignoring these calls and currently...

When was it that UL-approved panel shops became better (or the...

Question This is becoming a big problem with some local inspectors taking the position that all control panels must be fabricated in UL-approved panel...