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Information on electrical topics such as communications and wiring, lighting, and power generation.

Design & Construction Guides [Back to Top]

Guides for designing and building various types of construction

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Fact Sheet
CPSC Guide to Home Wiring Hazards
Efficient Lighting Strategies - Wise Design Choices Can Meet Lighting Needs and Save Energy
Energy Efficiency in Remodeling: Appliances & Lighting
Energy Efficient Holiday Lighting Options Factsheet
Energy-Efficient Lighting - ToolBase TechSpecs
Home Automation Options for Existing Houses: "No New Wires" Solutions
Photovoltaic Systems - ToolBase TechSpecs
Prevent Electrocutions: Install Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs
Repairing Aluminum Wiring
Residential Communications Wiring Special Report
Tech Set 4: Energy-Efficient Lighting
Tech Set 6: The Sun in the 21st Century Home
The Rehab Guide, Volume 7: Electrical/Electronics
Questions & Answers [Back to Top]

Frequently asked questions, answered by home building professionals

Do electrical switches, connections, receptacles, and wiring need to be replaced after flooding?
Do programmable thermostats save energy?
We have just bought a new home and were informed that it has C5 wiring. What does that mean? Where can I get more information on it?

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Recommended Web resources for additional information