North America’s First Electric School Bus Unveiled In Palo Alto

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The Canadian manufacturer of the eLion, the first Type C electric school bus made in North America, plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in California. Read North America’s First Electric School Bus Unveiled In Palo Alto on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Electrical Cost Estimating Class

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Introduction to Electrical Estimating . This class is very important for: Learning how to use RSMeans for Electrical Estimating. Optimizing your RSMeans Electrical Estimating skills. Electrical estimating with RSMeans requires experience.

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Prepare the U.S. Grid Now for Mass Electric Vehicle Adoption

ENR Construction

Black & Veatch's director of strategy and innovation examines how the nation's power supply can meet the rising demands of electric vehicles

Electric-Hybrid Pickup Truck Targets Contractors' Needs

ENR Construction

Talk to Don Wires, director of engineering for the Workhorse Group, and he makes the W-15—his company’s new half-ton, battery-electric pickup—sound like an exotic sports car with a really big trunk

Mitsubishi Electric’s kumo cloud app expands to Include commercial applications

Constructor Magazine

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) announces an update to kumo cloud™, a programmable controller app. read more. IoT Technology

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Volvo CE Previews Electric Hybrid, Autonomous Technologies

Construction Equipment

It unveiled a prototype loader, dubbed the LX1, which is billed as an electric hybrid machine that can deliver up to a 50 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. The electric hybrid also offers a reduction in emissions and noise pollution compared to its conventional counterparts

Electric-Hybrid Wheel Loader Shows Promise in Live Trials

ENR Construction

Volvo CE's venture into battery-powered heavy iron is showing promising results with its LX01 prototype wheel loader

Plumber dies installing electric range

Constructor Magazine

In this article from EC&M, a recall of about 6,300 electric ranges is being done in response to the death of a 52-year-old professional plumber. read more. Plumbing

Electrical Contractors See ‘Disrupting’ Forces in 2016

ENR Construction

Surging revenue for firms generating power, light and building communication technologies charged up record attendance for the 2016 National Electrical Contractors Association convention in Boston

Southwest Specialty Contractor of the Year: Wilson Electric

ENR Construction

Founded in 1968, this Phoenix-based firm provides comprehensive design-build, vertical construction, and tenant improvement services for commercial developments in both public and private sectors

Volvo Unveils Electric Excavator

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled a fully electric compact excavator at its inaugural Innovation Summit in London, England, this week.

American Green Zone Alliance Quiets Park with Some Mean Green Electric Equipment

Green Industry Professionals

The project brings electric-powered maintenance equipment to the park rather than gas-powered equipment

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating honors veterans

Constructor Magazine

In 2014, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Company sponsors Operation FINALLY HOME, helping injured veterans re-enter their communities. Cooling & Heating Division embarked on a sponsorship with the respected charitable organization, Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH). read more. Management

Nikola Unveils Fuel Cell-Electric Heavy Truck

Construction Equipment

unveiled its long-awaited fuel cell-electric, sleeper-cab tractor Thursday night to an enthusiastic audience in Salt Lake City, announced that Ryder System will sell and service it, and stated that a daycab version will expand its benefits to applications closer to construction. Nikola Motor Co.

Electric Cars Cause CO2 Emissions?!?!

Collaborative Construction

Barak Obama told me Electric Cars ran on Unicorn Farts and were, therefore, a Zero Emission option. The electric car might be great in a couple of decades but as a way to tackle global warming now it does virtually nothing.

Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing

Business Facilities Blog

Read Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Advanced Manufacturing Arizona Automotive Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Casa Grande Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development Electric Cars Employment Lucid Motors Site Selection Technology

Green Toilet Turns Waste into Electricity and Clean Water

Jetson Green

Researchers at Cranfield University, UK, have come up with a green toilet, which is cheap, easy to maintain, needs no water to operate, and is capable of turning human excrement into electricity and clean water. Manual Dishwasher Saves Water and Electricity.

Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth

Business Facilities Blog

The leading utilities are finding innovative ways to seal the deal on new development projects. They’re also ahead of the curve on low-cost efficiency, smart-grid technology and the conversion to renewables. Read Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

California, Illinois, Texas Lead The Charge Toward A Modernized Electric Grid

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California, Illinois, Texas Lead The Charge Toward A Modernized Electric Grid originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. the GMI ranks and assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia based upon the degree to which they have moved toward a modernized electric grid. .

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Mercedes eTruck: The 1st Urban Electric Big Rig

Construction Equipment

This purpose-built all-electric heavy duty truck is meant for short-range routes common in city deliveries, trash hauling, and urban-regional freight distribution, where lower speeds are acceptable and noise is a problem.

Electrical Safety in the Workplace

The Safety Blog

Protecting employees from electrical hazards is an absolute must, and ensuring electrical safety in the workplace is critical for accomplishing that. Working with machinery and power tools presents inherent electrical risks. Here are some basic electrical safety tips: 1.

Miller Electric Unveils Redesigned, Mobile-Friendly Website

Construction Equipment

Unveiled by Miller Electric Mfg. the website is now streamlined and optimized for use on mobile devices and offers an improved personalized user experience. .

Manual Dishwasher Saves Water and Electricity

Jetson Green

The new dishwashing device called Circo Independent, designed by Chen Levin, takes electricity needed to heat the water out of the equation, making using it a pretty sustainable choice. Since electricity is not needed to power it, it must be operated via a hand crank.

Cream of the Crop Contractor: Art Plumbing, AC & Electric

Constructor Magazine

Art Plumbing, AC & Electric is one of CONTRACTOR’s Cream of the Crop Contractors! Find out why we at CONTRACTOR believe Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, headed by Gregg D'Attile, is a top-notch contractor. read more. Plumbing Contractor

Schneider Electric and Autodesk begin collaboration on building lifecycle management


Schneider Electric has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding. According to this agreement, Schneider Electric and Autodesk plan to collaborate to enhance current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating introduces new Director, Strategic Programs

Constructor Magazine

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division has promoted Steve Scarbrough to director, strategic programs. read more. Management

General Electric Breaks Ground on New Boston Headquarters

ENR Construction

Breaking ground on May 8, General Electric Co.’s s new $200-million global headquarters will rise on Boston’s Fort Point Channel

Collaborative Construction Blog: The Cost of Generating Electricity.

Collaborative Construction

The Cost of Generating Electricity: A Primer. The Institute for Energy Research study quoted and linked below provides a nice run down on comparative costs of generating electricity through different power plants. The Cost of Generating Electricity: A Primer.

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Business Facilities Blog

To learn more about Ohio Electric Cooperatives generation, transmission and distribution capabilities, and the cooperative difference, visit this microsite. Read Location Spotlight Of The Week: Ohio Electric Cooperatives on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. All Location Spotlights Featured Featured Posts Ohio BF-Microsites Buckeye Power Ohio Electric Cooperatives

DOE Sec. Perry Orders Review of Electric Grid's Power-Source Mix, Resiliency

ENR Construction

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has directed his department to examine whether subsidies, wholesale markets or other incentives may be skewing electric markets to favor one electricity power source over another or make the electric grid less resilient

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating announces two new Marketing Directors

Constructor Magazine

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division recently announced the promotion of Michelle Robb to Director of Residential Marketing and Kevin Miskewicz to Director of Commercial Marketing. read more. Management

#5 Electrical, Wiring: Understanding Top OSHA Violations of 2013

The Safety Blog

Grounding conductors need to be effectively bonded where necessary to ensure electrical continuity and safely conduct their current. Each branch circuit must have its own equipment grounding conductor and all receptacles electrically connected to the grounding conductor.

Moving from coal to oil to electric

Constructor Magazine

A coal boiler installation goes terribly wrong

Construction Cost Estimating Blog: Electrical Estimating Takeoff Sheet

Construction Cost Estimating

Electrical Estimating Takeoff Sheet. Electrical Takeoff will provide the most accurate takeoff specifically designed for your company. Make note of building feeders when doing your take-off and preparing an electrical estimate. Electrical Estimating Takeoff Sheet.

Scorecard Identifies Most Energy-Efficient Utilities

Business Facilities Blog

ACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard looks at the performance of the 51 largest electric utilities in the U.S. California Connecticut Featured Maryland Massachusetts Surveys & Research USA - Far West Utilities 2017 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard ACEEE Baltimore Gas & Electric energy incentives Eversource Connecticut Eversource Massachusetts National Grid Massachusetts Pacific Gas & Electric Site Selection utilities

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New virtual 3D resource for building, electrical code training

Constructor Magazine

Users can virtually navigate a residential construction site, stopping at code inspection points during every phase of the construction process, to determine code compliance. Along the way, code violations are identified as they would appear on a jobsite. read more. Training Opportunities

Proposed Underwater Electricity Cable for NYC

Construction Equipment