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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…

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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…

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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.”…

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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…

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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…

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