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Home Construction Trending Toward Fewer, but Larger, Homes

This post was originally published on this site As has been reported in recent months, while the housing market experienced a major “boom” for a good part of 2021, other segments of the construction market struggled, and home construction starts have tailed off in the last couple of months. This, of course, is not the

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Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Show Some Changes from 2019 to 2020

This post was originally published on this site The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its annual report on workplace injuries and illnesses for 2020. The estimates in the BLS report come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII). According to the National Safety Council (NSC), “the results are not surprising but are

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Long-Duration Energy Storage Set for Huge Growth

This post was originally published on this site Electrical contractors involved in connecting long-term energy storage to the electric grid might be seeing a bright future as the result of a new council focused on rolling this concept out worldwide. According to “Net Zero Power: Long Duration Energy Storage for a Renewable Grid,” a report

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Indigenous-Led Nonprofit Aims to Provide Equitable Energy Access to Tribes

This post was originally published on this site Indigenized Energy Initiative (IEI), a Native-led nonprofit at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, aims to mitigate climate change, diminish energy poverty and empower Native American tribes to achieve energy independence and regain sovereignty through solar power. IEI aims to build the capacity of tribes to

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Infrastructure Bill Provides Billions to DOE for Energy Projects

This post was originally published on this site The infrastructure bill that was signed into law on Nov. 15 contains billions of dollars for numerous infrastructure projects, including more than $62 billion for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to fund a variety of projects of potential interest to electrical contractors. Among these include: Investing

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Infrastructure Bill Charges Up Energy Storage

This post was originally published on this site Storage is a vital component in the expansion of renewable power and other clean energy technologies, all of which are essential to the Biden administration’s broader efforts to combat climate change. With that in mind, the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed into law by President Biden on

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NAPIT welcomes long-awaited Government Strategies

This post was originally published on this siteNAPIT welcomes the Heat and Buildings Strategy and the Net Zero Strategy, published in October. The much anticipated documents set out a high-level overview of how the UK aims to reach the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.  The Heat and Buildings Strategy promises £3.9billion for

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HomeServe buys digital home emergency assistance business CET Structures Ltd

This post was originally published on this siteAcquisition will see the two companies serve almost five million UK Customers and share resources, technology and expertise Leading home repairs and improvements business HomeServe has continued its UK expansion with the acquisition of CET Structures Ltd (CET), a leading digital-first UK home emergency assistance business, for around

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