Solar Decathlon Demonstrates Innovation

Solar Decathlon Demonstrates Innovation

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a public–private partnership, is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. This international competition has been a driving force in raising awareness about clean energy since 2002. Technologies and solutions used in solar decathlon homes have…

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Tax Reform: Unleash Innovation and Economic Growth

Tax Reform: Unleash Innovation and Economic Growth

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) Congressman Kevin Brady represents the Eighth District of Texas and chairs the House Ways and Means Committee. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee in Congress, I’m focused on working with my colleagues in Congress and President Trump to deliver…

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2017 Atlantic Hurricane Mid-Season Report

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Mid-Season Report

September marks the mid-point of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The National Hurricane Center now predicts there is a 60% chance of an above-normal season compared to the May prediction of 45% chance. The mid-season outlook predicts: 14-19 named storms, an increase from the May predicted range of 11-17 2-5 major hurricanes, an increase from the May predicted range of…

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The Next Big Idea: NEMA Announces 2018 Strategic Initiatives

The Next Big Idea: NEMA Announces 2018 Strategic Initiatives

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA Before joining NEMA, Patrick advocated for energy efficiency and high-voltage transmission policies at the United Nations Foundation and received a master’s degree in energy policy and climate science from Johns Hopkins University. Keeping up with our rapidly changing industry requires…

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Tackling Regulation in Code Adoption

Tackling Regulation in Code Adoption

This piece was originally published in the August 2017 issue of electroindustry. NEMA field representatives monitor and report on the progress and successful adoption of electrical, fire, and building codes throughout the country. Because code adoption gets very technical, regulators responsible for code review and promulgation often reach out to stakeholders for help. NEMA provides jurisdictions with technical information through its Field…

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Building Congressional Relationships on Hill Days

Building Congressional Relationships on Hill Days

This piece was originally published in the August 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Eaves, Director, Government Relations, NEMA Members of 5VS included (from the left) Ron Hotchkiss of Surge Suppression, Danny Abbate of NEMA, Steve Rood of Legrand/Pass & Seymour, Stephen Liscinsky of Hubbell, Phillip Havens of Littelfuse, Bob Harmon of CITEL, Pankaj Lal of Schneider Electric, James Mongeau of Space Age…

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I Am the Electroindustry

I Am the Electroindustry

This piece was originally published in the August 2017 issue of electroindustry. Bruce Albrecht, Vice President of Global Innovation & Technology, Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. When I drive a car over a bridge or look at a skyscraper, I think of the great technology and people that have created these welded structures. My work is important because the welding industry drives much…

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Who Will Sustain DICOM and Other Standards?

Who Will Sustain DICOM and Other Standards?

This piece was originally published in the August 2017 issue of electroindustry. Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA, and IEC Young Professional The next time you find yourself in a standards meeting, look around. Whether you’re at NEMA, MITA, ANSI, or the IEC, you’ll see a room full of knowledgeable experts and seasoned leadership teams, working together to write and maintain standards…

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Changing the Industry’s Workforce

Changing the Industry’s Workforce

This piece was originally published in the August 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jes Munk Hansen, CEO, LEDVANCE The University of California, Davis, is one school that encourages innovation with an LED design competition. This year the Department of Design focused on luminaires. Competition winner Peter Nasielski and his designs were honored at LIGHTFAIR. Photo courtesy of LEDVANCE Our workforce deserves more. More…

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Creating Solutions to Shortages in Welding

Creating Solutions to Shortages in Welding

This piece was originally published in the August 2017 issue of electroindustry. Bruce Albrecht, Vice President of Global Innovation & Technology, Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. It is no secret that there is a shortage of welders in the world today. The American Welding Society estimates that by 2024, the industry will be 400,000 weld operators short of demand. Lack of educators and…

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