High Concept High Tide House

A new high concept design was revealed by architect and designer Margot Krasojevic that generates tidal power for its energy needs. The house has solar panels on top and a tidal power generator on the bottom. The house will be built on the beach to make the most out of the reliable tides. Check out the amazing design here-

http://designtaxi.com/news/369688/A-Concept-Shell-Like-House-That-Uses-Tidal-Waves-To-Generate-Electricity/?interstital_shown=1#utm_sguid=139180,7b08e8ad-00ee-ed67-5c84-90a85336cf3a

October 13, 2014Permalink

Figuring Out Electrical Fires

Fire prevention week was last week, so we may be a bit late with this, but in its spirit we have some electrical fire information that may illuminate the way you do business- or maybe it’s just some extra info for your clients.
The first and second leading cause of electrical house fire is a problem with heating or cooking equipment. This usually has something to do with the occupant and not the electrician, but the third leading cause are electrical distribution centers. That’s us. And most commonly that’s due to bad wiring inside. That makes us able to prevent a significant amount of fire whenever we’re on the job by simply doing what we love and doing it well.
Here’s a good statistic for your clients, 3,300 electrical fires a year are caused by extension cords and are only meant for temporary use. And many electrical fire start because people plug in too much into one outlet, particularly when they plug in more than one appliance that heats up at a time. For more you can share, check out the awesome infographic.

October 13, 2014Permalink

Electrician’s Elucidation

When we hear about all the new progress and developments in energy conservation and renewable sources we hear about the scientists, engineers, and the companies who produce the new tech. What you don’t hear so much about is how electricians are there, on the forefront, figuring out how to make their new-fangled nonsense actually work. Check out two cases where electricians made the new stuff work here-

http://www.electrictv.net/ibew-neca-team-supporting-alternative-energy-solutions/

October 13, 2014Permalink

Enlightening Electrical

If you’re passionate about your trade then you will love this video about the beginnings it. This video follows primarily the discoveries of Michael Faraday, a tradesman himself who pretty much got to play with the forces he loved learning about, and propelled our trade, and really humanity overall, into an electric future.

https://curiosity.com/video/78-michael-faraday-from-electricity-to-power-generation-great-moments-in-science-and-technology/?

October 10, 2014Permalink

Controlling Your Lighting

As we go further down this road of energy conservation and efficiency we see a lot of new and exciting developments in the industry. Renewable sources, more efficient batteries and bulbs, and new systems of delivering power are all changing the game. Lighting control is another area where there’s been great development, and it’s one many people forget.
Occupancy settings have been popping up everywhere now, and it’s a great way to automatically save on power. Occupancy settings work by basically shutting down or dimming the lights when no one is in a room or an area, and while this strategy has been seen more in commercial buildings, it’s starting to pop up in private homes as well. Time scheduling is seeing a rise as well, turning on the power when it is estimated that it will be dark. Once again, while this strategy was once used in commercial buildings and outdoors, it is seeing more use in private homes. Another method of lighting control is daylight harvesting, which auto dims lights based on a set level need, so lights dim on and off as more or less light is available from other sources.
By using these, as well as other methods, we can ensure we are setting ourselves up for energy conservation success. See more here-

http://www.ecmag.com/section/lighting/lighting-101-lighting-control-strategies

October 10, 2014Permalink