Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. NEMA articles below.
The 2017 Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG) is a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards and an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.
A newly published standard from ASHRAE and NEMA is a key piece supporting modernization of the global grid.
Vortec Enclosure Coolers keep electrical and electronic enclosures cool, clean, and protected.
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.
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.
This is the latest comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.
A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.
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 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.
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.
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.
Join NEMA presenters Michael Jouaneh, Rita Renner, and Thomas Leonard who will discuss commercial building energy and green code requirements for lighting controls.
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.
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.
For the fourth consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.
Presented on June 1, 2011 by NEMA members, the presentation covered lighting management strategies that can cut costs and consumption.
Energy is the largest operating expense for commercial buildings, and more site electricity is consumed for lighting than for any other end use category,...
This year's TFM/NEMA survey reflects facility managers' collective desires to find value when considering lighting upgrades.
For the third consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.
As energy efficiency strategies get "smarter," HVAC systems are one area of opportunity for facility managers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.