Making Connections with Recombinant Technology

Making Connections with Recombinant Technology

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman’s column in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Maryrose Sylvester, President & CEO, Current, powered by GE Barbara McClintock, the only woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, demonstrated the concept of genetic recombination in 1931. Recombination occurs when DNA molecules trade genetic material to create something new—for example, two blue-eyed parents producing a brown-eyed child. This is Read more […]

Discover Industrial Development Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Discover Industrial Development Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council is hosting a conference, Localization, Innovation, and Partnership Opportunities for Industrial Development in Saudi Arabia, in Los Angeles on August 25. NEMA’s Saudi Arabia Market Access Consortium is extending a generous 50% registration discount to all NEMA members attending the conference. The event will highlight the strategic objectives of the National Transformation Program 2020 for industrial development in Saudi Arabia and will showcase the Read more […]

Sizing Up Data Centers

Sizing Up Data Centers

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Bugel, Program Manager, Lighting Systems and International Business, NEMA While there are a several factors that determine a good location for a data center, the one that most people think of first is space; data centers need lots of space to store all the equipment that makes data storage possible, from the servers themselves to the cables, batteries, and generators. Data centers are all about redundancy, Read more […]

Protecting the Data Center Is Cool

Protecting the Data Center Is Cool

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Peter A. Panfil, Vice President of Global Power, Emerson Network Power Once, availability was the singular concern of data center operators. Today, data centers must deliver availability with efficiency, improved productivity, and enhanced scalability. The infrastructure that supports the complex network of servers, storage, and networking equipment in the data center is key to achieving this deliverable. Best-in-class Read more […]

CoStar Group to Publicize Building Energy Use

CoStar Group to Publicize Building Energy Use

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA A new Better Buildings Initiative partnership between the CoStar Group, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will accelerate investments in energy-efficient products and building operations that support construction and manufacturing jobs. The CoStar Group will now publicize building Read more […]

Predicting the Future for Data Center Growth Made Easy

Predicting the Future for Data Center Growth Made Easy

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Donovan, Senior Research Analyst for the Data Center Science Center, Schneider Electric Successful navigation through the planning challenges of a data center project requires the structure of a well-defined process, the expertise of people to make decisions and evaluate alternatives, and the assistance of tools to organize information or perform calculations. One such growth model that provides Read more […]

Size Matters: Making Big Smaller

Size Matters: Making Big Smaller

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jim Montgomery, Senior Product Manager, GE’s Critical Power business Lowering the cost while increasing the efficiency of power conversion at data centers—that is, turning alternating current (AC) power into usable, efficient, and reliable direct current (DC) power for sensitive and power-hungry servers—is a major and often contradictory power design challenge facing the industry. This challenge is Read more […]

Toxic Substances Control Act Awaits Presidential Action

Toxic Substances Control Act Awaits Presidential Action

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976 to give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and disposal of chemicals in the United States. Since that time, the only major amendments to the act have been the additions of three titles dealing with asbestos, radon, and lead. TSCA’s Read more […]

Ready, Touch, Go with Transfer Switch–Based Solutions

Ready, Touch, Go with Transfer Switch–Based Solutions

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Matt Schneider, Director Global Product Management, ASCO Power Technologies (Emerson Electric) As data centers continue to transition to co-location and cloud-based designs, the need for rapidly deployable, modular architectures continues to increase. Recent developments give facility managers the option to consider pre-packaged, transfer switch–based power systems for paralleling generators as an alternative Read more […]

Puzzling Over Data

Puzzling Over Data

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Christine Shattuck, Manager, Member Relations, NEMA When I started at NEMA some 15 years ago, my primary task was to clean up the membership database. Prior to my arrival, NEMA had purchased a generic customer relationship management (CRM) system that was poorly designed and had no report capabilities. This resulted in a database that, at best, could not be updated in a timely fashion. At worst, it was Read more […]