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A newly published standard from ASHRAE and NEMA is a key piece supporting modernization of the global grid.

FM Alert: Smart Grid Standard Published

FM Alert: Smart Grid Standard Published

A newly published standard from ASHRAE and NEMA is a key piece supporting modernization of the global grid.

Vortec Enclosure Coolers

Vortec Enclosure Coolers keep electrical and electronic enclosures cool, clean, and protected.

FM Alert: “Facility Smart Grid Information Model” Reaches Key Milestone

A recent public review of the Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), is bringing homes, offices, factories, and other buildings significantly closer to becoming full partners in supporting and managing the electric grid.

FM Alert: Proposed Facility Smart Grid Model Standard Open for Public Review

ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.

NEMA Publishes Latest Products And Standards Guide

This is the latest comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.

2013 Trends Recap

A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.

CFL Safety Issues An Urban Myth, Says NLB

In some cases, the ballast’s plastic housing can melt slightly where the glass coil connects to the ballast, the Green Guide states, noting that this “is simply a sign that the heat is escaping as intended in the design of the bulb.”

NEMA Publishes Instructions For Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers

NEMA has published NEMA ICS 15.1-2012, Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers Rated Not More Than 7200V.

Take TFM’s Lighting Survey!

In partnership with NEMA enLIGHTen America, TFM is asking readers to provide insight about lighting practices, upgrades, and financing strategies. Respond by this Friday, February 22, for a chance to win a $100 gift card instantly.

Missed the Lighting Codes and Controls Webinar?

Presented by TFM and NEMA's enLIGHTen America Initiative, this February 14 webinar focused on energy and green codes for lighting controls. Three experts from NEMA member companies discussed technologies and strategies, how the codes figure in, and the results that can be achieved.

NEMA Presents: Codes and Controls Webinar

Join NEMA presenters Michael Jouaneh, Rita Renner, and Thomas Leonard who will discuss commercial building energy and green code requirements for lighting controls.

NLB Reports Jump In NEMA Lighting Systems Index

The continued uptick in construction activity, while slow, seems steady, but nonresidential construction is not faring as well. Advance data for the second quarter of 2012 indicates an almost 4% drop on an annualized basis, in part because of a significant decline in publicly funded infrastructure investment. However, commercial construction is growing slowly.

FM Issue: Lighting Boost

With technology improvements, there is continued opportunity for facility managers to upgrade their systems to reduce energy consumption and costs. Renovating this system could provide a fast track to savings.

Take TFM's Lighting Survey; You May Instantly Win An Amazon Gift Card!

For the fourth consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.

Lighting Webinar Available For Download

Presented on June 1, 2011 by NEMA members, the presentation covered lighting management strategies that can cut costs and consumption.

Join TFM and NEMA for a Free Webinar: Implementing Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building...

Energy is the largest operating expense for commercial buildings, and more site electricity is consumed for lighting than for any other end use category,...

Special Report: The Value Illumination Offers

This year's TFM/NEMA survey reflects facility managers' collective desires to find value when considering lighting upgrades.

Complete TFM's Lighting Survey, And Enter To Win $100

For the third consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.

HVAC Trends: Forging The Path

As energy efficiency strategies get "smarter," HVAC systems are one area of opportunity for facility managers.

Lighting Systems Index Indicates Brighter Times Ahead

The end of the tunnel appears to be about nine or so months away. The light there is, thankfully, not from an oncoming train. Or so it seems.

ASHRAE, NEMA Partner on Smart Grid Model Standard

The proposed standard will coordinate with work by the North American Energy Standards Board to develop a basic energy usage data model and create a facilities data model that provides additional energy usage data elements for commercial and industrial buildings.

Handling Mercury Containing Lamps

In an exclusive interview with TFM, Mark Tibbetts, who directs NEMA's recycling initiatives through www.lamprecycle.org, answered questions about developments in lamp recycling.

NEMA Motor Tax Credit Included in Senate Tax Bill (S. 1639)

The tax credit is estimated to provide between $400 and $600 million in direct tax incentives to original equipment manufacturers for making--and end users for purchasing--more efficient products.

Lighting Upgrades And Facility Management

Increased efficiency in this sphere is more important then ever. Results from a survey sponsored by NEMA/EnLIGHTen America examine facility managers' attitudes on their plans to proceed.

NEMA Publishes Reaffirmed Standards

NEMA has published the following reaffirmed standards for Shunt Capacitors, Typical Proximity Switch Specifications, and Additional Requirements for Proximity Switches Suitable for Use in Strong Magnetic Fields.

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