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Corporate Sustainability for People, Profit, Planet

Corporate Sustainability for People, Profit, Planet

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Anna Pavlova, Vice President, Government Relations, Schneider Electric Schneider Electric believes that energy is the base of life. Life is fuller and more sustainable if energy is safer, more reliable, more efficient, and more sustainable. The company is dedicated to inventing technologies that transform the places we live, work…

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Corporate Sustainability Is Environmental Responsibility

Corporate Sustainability Is Environmental Responsibility

This piece was originally published as the chairman’s column in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Michail Pessina, Chairman, NEMA Board of Governors We often think of sustainability from a purely environmental perspective—leave no trace, use fewer natural resources, and minimize our footprint on the planet. Corporate sustainability is about environmental responsibility; it is also about the overall wellbeing of the…

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A Zoo and a College Campus: Different Venues, Same Outdoor Lighting Goals

A Zoo and a College Campus: Different Venues, Same Outdoor Lighting Goals

Two Institutions Reduce Energy Use by 85% with LED Retrofits This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Tom Salpietra, President and COO, EYE Lighting International Sleek, modern designs, as well as historically styled outdoor lighting fixtures, have been growing in popularity over the last few decades as cities, municipalities, and educational institutions make significant investments in…

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Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gerald Strickland, Director, Middle East Lighting Association Energy consumption in the Middle East is among the highest in the world and still increasing, leading to greater carbon emissions per capita than the world average. In the region, lighting accounts for 22 percent of energy use, compared to a global…

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Aiding the Transformation

Aiding the Transformation

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman’s column in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Maryrose Sylvester, Chair, NEMA Board of Governors When I became chair of the NEMA Board of Governors, I said that I believe in our industry’s place in the future, and that’s still true today. We should embrace the notion that the electrical and medical imaging…

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Grid Modernization Briefing Promotes Sustainable Infrastructure

Grid Modernization Briefing Promotes Sustainable Infrastructure

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. How much would you pay for a full cellphone charge minutes before boarding a cross-country flight? Congressional staff and industry stakeholders fielded this and other questions about the value of electricity at the September grid modernization briefing hosted by NEMA, in coordination with the Grid Innovation Caucus, the GridWise…

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Electrifying the World

Electrifying the World

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Tomi Motoi, GE Representative to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Economics and Investment Office The energy system drives today’s economic and social progress. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global energy investment in 2015 accounted for nearly 2.4 percent of global GDP. Electricity, including networks, accounted for 37…

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Clean Power Plan Warrants Strategic Outreach

Clean Power Plan Warrants Strategic Outreach

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Eaves, Director, Government Relations, NEMA As part of the 2017 suite of strategic initiatives recently approved by its Board of Governors, NEMA will work with states to increase the use of NEMA member products as a means for states to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan….

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Looking for Significant Energy Savings

Looking for Significant Energy Savings

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA In 2014, the NEMA Board of Governors authorized a strategic initiative to investigate the interrelationship of energy use in the water sector and water use in the energy sector. Examples of water use in the energy sector include the obvious…

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Delta Achieves Sustainability Using Its Own Products at Corporate Headquarters

Delta Achieves Sustainability Using Its Own Products at Corporate Headquarters

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Joe Oberle, Vice President, Corporate Development, Delta Products Corporation When Delta Products Corporation opened its new Americas headquarters in Fremont, California, in October 2015, the state-of-the-art, 180,000-square-foot facility met LEED[1] Platinum and net-zero standards while incorporating many of Delta’s own technologies to achieve an elite…

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