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Download your copy of NEMA@Home Digital Issue Today

Download your copy of NEMA@Home Digital Issue Today

Drumroll please…the National Electrical Manufacturers Association is excited to unveil its first-ever e-magazine dedicated to all things home! TitledNEMA@Home, this publication will be one that you pore over while enjoying your morning cup of coffee as well as referring to it before making home improvements. While radiant floor heating and whole-house surge protection may not inspire the same “oohs” and “aahs” as Carrera marble countertops and stainless steel appliances, they are no less Read more [...]
Today is Manufacturing Day 2014

Today is Manufacturing Day 2014

Did you know that manufacturing supports more than 17.4 million U.S. jobs? That’s pretty incredible. Here’s more good news—there are many opportunities for young people to become part of the manufacturing workforce. Now, prepare yourself for the not-so-good news. It seems that young people are not tripping over themselves to pursue this career path. Take this Washington Post headline: “There are some jobs now in manufacturing. Kids just aren’t interested in taking them.” While there is Read more [...]
Energy Efficiency Policies Rank High with Americans, Polls Show

Energy Efficiency Policies Rank High with Americans, Polls Show

Yesterday Gallup released results from its March 6-9 Social Series Environment poll, which found that Americans still favor energy conservation over production. Such a finding has been consistent since Gallup began asking the question in 2001. According to Gallup, “Americans' long-standing preference for emphasizing conservation over production in U.S. energy policy has rebounded, now matching levels seen in prior years.” The Gallup survey found that: About one-third in the Read more [...]
House Energy and Commerce Committee Moves Efficiency Bill

House Energy and Commerce Committee Moves Efficiency Bill

NEMA is pleased to announce that today the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a vote aimed at setting model conditions for energy efficiency in buildings, reports Erica Martinson of POLITICO.  Last year NEMA voiced its support for this bill. H.R. 2126 requires the Energy Secretary and the Administrator of the General Services Administration to develop model practices and provisions for landlords to help them make cost-effective decisions that improve energy efficiency in commercial Read more [...]
New Year, New Light Bulb, Same Requirements

New Year, New Light Bulb, Same Requirements

As of January 1, the transition to more energy efficient lighting entered the next phase. As of this date, production of the 40 watt and 60 watt incandescent light bulb changed, due to federal energy efficiency requirements that came into place as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007(EISA). This law requires that standard 40 watt and 60 watt incandescent bulbs are 28 percent more efficient. So, what does this mean? These more energy efficient incandescent bulbs will only use 29 Read more [...]