DENT Helps University Claim 6.5 Million Rebate

      When the local electric company said, “turn off your lights,” the University of Washington listened. Seattle City Light recently required the major university to reduce its overall energy consumption, and it offered big rewards for doing so.

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The Winter Olympics and Data Center Power

Let the games begin! The 2018 Winter games have begun! So far, we have seen some terrific skating, spectacular snowboarding, and intense bobsledding. The games have showcased a great deal of technology, and much of it is driven by cloud resources. To ensure everything is executed on time and lights stay on, a tremendous amount […]

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A simple approach is the future of building automation systems

Thanks to improved wireless networking technology and standardized communication protocols, it’s easier than ever to collect data from sensors. Plus, silicon chips continue to get cheaper, faster and better and can be located in valves, actuators, thermostats and wall outlets to provide more memory and faster computing. With the Internet of Things (IoT) continually expanding […]

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Building Automation and The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way people run their homes. More and more devices are becoming available to consumers that allow them to automate their thermostats and regulate their power consumption, often-times controlling these systems from the phone in their pocket. Products like the Nest thermostat and the Sense home energy monitor […]

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Kele’s UL Panel Shop: Your Source for Meeting Code

Did you know that when you assemble power supplies, controllers, relays, transmitters, and all that other stuff into an enclosure for your control panel, there’s a rule in the NEC that requires your panel to be listed and labeled as an industrial control panel? Article 409 of the NEC is devoted to the installation of industrial control […]

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Controls and Cables in Environmental Air Handling Spaces, Ducts, and Chases

First, let’s discuss controls and their enclosures in air handling spaces, ducts, and plenums. Many times, we have to install items in these spaces and it’s important to consider that anything we put in there should either be non-combustible (metal) or else be listed under UL 2043 for use in air handling spaces. The NEC […]

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Green Buildings need Clean Electrical Power for Sustainability

Major changes are taking place in the United States as we all move forward to reduced energy consumption and utilization of renewable energy sources in our homes, offices, campus environments, and factories. As new technology becomes available with ever increasing returns on investment many owners are ready to become part of the “Green Movement” that […]

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