Receptacle Outlet Requirements for Meeting Rooms

In previous Code cycles, when conducting residential electrical training in a typically opulent hotel meeting space, I would ask,  “How many receptacle outlets does...

Presenting Your Way to the Top

Why presenting has power It’s easy to understand why so many otherwise capable people are distressed, anxiety-ridden, and almost paralyzed if they’re called upon to...

PEARL Expands Its Technician Certification Program for the Reconditioning Industry

The Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League (PEARL) has launched a new phase of its Technician Certification Program. This program allows individuals to become recognized...

A Closer Inspection of the Growing Outdoor Power Trend

One of the biggest trends in the facility management industry is the desire for permanent power in outdoor spaces. People have smartphones on them at...

PV Modules Part 2. Calculations, This Won’t Hurt—Much

DC Modules Output varies.  As addressed in the previous article in this series, the direct current output of a dc PV module varies with the...

Ground Fault Protection — What distribution equipment is required to have...

To start with let’s look at the different types of ground fault protection. The Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE Code) defines ground fault...

The case for wireless lighting controls in retrofit projects

Most of the lit space in the United States does not perform in compliance with the latest energy codes or take advantage of the...

Correlation Between Relevant Codes and Standards

“How does it work?”   I was recently asked this question by a group of electrical engineers in conjunction with the NFPA 20 requirement for...

Copper-clad Aluminum Building Wire for Use in Residential Branch Circuit Wiring...

Modern Leviton Copper-Only Wiring Devices Are Marked for Use Cu and Cu-Clad Market research revealed that Leviton is the only US manufacturer of electrical wiring...