Tag Archives: Buildings

Required Clearance for Electrical Lines Over Buildings – both vertical and horizontal – under the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)

A downed electrical line coming into contact with a building or person can result in electrical shock or fire. In order to protect buildings and the occupants inside them from injury or death, the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) created … Continue reading

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LEED Credit is Designed to Eliminate Illegal Wood in Buildings

The U.S. Green Building Council is being applauded for the release last week of the new pilot credit intended “to reduce the risk that illegally sourced, harvested or traded wood products are used in building.” The LEED BD+C: New Construction … Continue reading

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“Smart Buildings, Smart Coverage”

Cyber this.  Cyber that.  I deal in dirt, and I don’t care. If there’s a commercial building on top of that dirt, you should. The “internet of things” refers to the ever-expanding connectivity between our digital and physical worlds.  In … Continue reading

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Eight AT&T Buildings and Ten Years of Litigation: Shining a Light on NSA Surveillance

Two reporters recently identified eight AT&T locations in the United States—towering, multi-story buildings—where NSA surveillance occurs on the backbone of the Internet. Their article showed how the agency taps into cables, routers, and switches that handle vast quantities of Internet … Continue reading

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European Data Privacy Law Applicable to Green Buildings

With the upcoming May 25, 2018 effective date for the new European General Data Protection Regulation, the European Union law drafted to provide greater protections for the personal data of individuals, it is a good time to review and consider … Continue reading

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