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Author: Grant Wasson

Smart Phones Gone Green!

Smart Phones Gone Green!

Starting in November, eco-enthusiasts can put down their organic lettuce wraps and pick up their smart phones to download a brand new application capable of tracking driving behavior through the use of your phones embedded GPS, and doing so almost completely independent of driver input. The Virtual Vehicle Company (VEVCo), developed at the University of California-Berkeley has become the first…

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The Meaning of Standard Has Never Been So Significant

The Meaning of Standard Has Never Been So Significant

Although the development and implementation of standards often goes overlooked their importance has never been greater. Standardization creates similar domestic (and often international) expectations ensuring that the products we buy, the services we receive and the messages we communicate are comparable no matter where we are located. In light of the ever-increasing rate of globalization the importance of comparable standards…

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Illumination Innovation

Illumination Innovation

Starting June 28, Washington, DC has become a brighter place thanks to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) GATEWAY Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technology Demonstration program. Partnering with the Department of Labor (DOL), the two cabinets demonstrated the federal government’s commitment to energy conservation and management by retrofitting the Frances Perkins Building parking garage with 19 LED lamps. The goal of the…

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Give Your Organization a Leg-up with Energy Savings

Give Your Organization a Leg-up with Energy Savings

Over the course of the past two years NEMA has reminded its blog readers of countless opportunities for both themselves and their organizations to save money through energy conservation. Despite the benefits of individual implementation of these strategies, their combination can yield a far greater return on investment.  A commercial building can earn an Energy Star label, similar to the…

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