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09/11/2019

Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Energy Rating System

Chicago first US city with a large building energy rating requirement

Chicago became the first US city with a large building energy rating requirement with the formal launch of the Chicago Energy Rating System. The ordinance, adopted in 2017, will rate building energy efficiency performance on a zero to four-star scale, based on the four stars of the Chicago flag.

08/22/2019

ECA Summer Social Welcomed 75 Chapter Members

Members enjoyed the Wrigley Rooftops (Cubs vs. Giants)

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held an end-of-Summer membership event on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

08/13/2019

Kelso-Burnett Co. honored with NECA Project Excellence Award

Flagship McDonald's, Chicago

The NECA Project Excellence Awards were created by the National Electrical Contractors Association to recognize electrical contractors who have done remarkable work during the previous calendar year.

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Education

09/11/2019

Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Energy Rating System

Chicago first US city with a large building energy rating requirement

Chicago became the first US city with a large building energy rating requirement with the formal launch of the Chicago Energy Rating System. The ordinance, adopted in 2017, will rate building energy efficiency performance on a zero to four-star scale, based on the four stars of the Chicago flag.

07/12/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner - Part 2

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on 3M.

06/27/2019

Trump Apprenticeship Regulatory Update

60-day comment period on the newly proposed rule

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) allowing for the creation of Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). These IRAPs are third-party certified apprenticeship programs with little oversight and minimal regulatory framework.The proposed rule includes an exemption from allowing the creation of IRAPs within the construction industry.

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Safety

07/12/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner - Part 2

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on 3M.

06/20/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on ABB.

05/23/2019

Complimentary eSafetyLine Subscription Available for ECA Members!

The eSafetyLine subscription provides access to a wealth of NECA safety resources.

This tool for Safety Managers features access to the NECA Safety manual, safety record keeping tools, access to safety publications including NFPA 70e, and more.

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Management

09/11/2019

Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Energy Rating System

Chicago first US city with a large building energy rating requirement

Chicago became the first US city with a large building energy rating requirement with the formal launch of the Chicago Energy Rating System. The ordinance, adopted in 2017, will rate building energy efficiency performance on a zero to four-star scale, based on the four stars of the Chicago flag.

08/22/2019

ECA Summer Social Welcomed 75 Chapter Members

Members enjoyed the Wrigley Rooftops (Cubs vs. Giants)

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held an end-of-Summer membership event on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

08/13/2019

Kelso-Burnett Co. honored with NECA Project Excellence Award

Flagship McDonald's, Chicago

The NECA Project Excellence Awards were created by the National Electrical Contractors Association to recognize electrical contractors who have done remarkable work during the previous calendar year.

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