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Stepping Out and Stepping Up to a Smarter Community

Stepping Out and Stepping Up to a Smarter Community

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Pat Walsh, Editor in Chief, NEMA When the ei editorial staff decided to explore a real smart city, we simply looked outside our office into Rossyln, an unincorporated neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia. Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Rosslyn is accessible to…

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NEMA Strategic Initiative: Promoting Smart Cities

NEMA Strategic Initiative: Promoting Smart Cities

The NEMA Strategic Initiatives Program was established to seize emerging market opportunities, solve impending challenges, and address issues involving multiple NEMA product sections and divisions. The 2016 Smart Cities Strategic Initiative contains four components: Energy and Water: An initiative to quantify the energy efficiency of water supply, delivery, and treatment systems; to analyze the market potential to improve efficiency by…

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Integrated Lighting Systems Reduce Military Base Costs, Meet Security Requirements

Integrated Lighting Systems Reduce Military Base Costs, Meet Security Requirements

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Rob Drago, Vice President, Infrastructure Vertical Marketing, Acuity Brands Lighting In today’s world, military bases must implement very high security measures to ensure the safety and security of all personnel. These facilities require high-quality, reliable lighting and real-time reporting and diagnostics so that energy and…

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Energy Storage Systems to Recover Braking Energy on SEPTA Network

Energy Storage Systems to Recover Braking Energy on SEPTA Network

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Daniel Simounet, Director, Transportation Market Segment, North America, ABB Under a recent contract negotiated between ABB and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, ABB will engineer, manufacture, and commission seven energy storage systems (ESSs) with lithium-ion battery storage from Saft America for the Southeastern Pennsylvania…

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Reforming the Energy Vision: New York State Is Writing the Rules for the Utility of the Future

Reforming the Energy Vision: New York State Is Writing the Rules for the Utility of the Future

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA Across the United States, annual electricity growth has flattened—from 9.8 percent in the 1950s to 0.5 percent today—due in part to advances in energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy technologies and accelerated by government policies…

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Recycling Revisited

Recycling Revisited

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Mark Kohorst, Senior Manager, Environment, Health, and Safety, NEMA In business, as in life, the one constant you can count on is change. This is as true with respect to sustainability as to any corporate initiative or value. Some changes are more predictable than others, however….

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Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment: Sustainable, Safe, and Effective

Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment: Sustainable, Safe, and Effective

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA The Medical Imaging Technology Association (MITA) promotion of good refurbishment practices for medical imaging equipment stresses the benefits for patients and healthcare providers. This is for good reason: a large, regional hospital focused on neurology or cancer treatment may opt…

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Putting Sustainable Energy to Work in the Developing World

Putting Sustainable Energy to Work in the Developing World

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Robert Freling, Executive Director, Solar Electric Light Fund More than one billion people around the world do not have access to electricity. Given their remote, sparsely populated, rural locations, the majority will probably never be connected to a major power grid. Without electricity, most lack access…

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Taking Sustainability to New Heights

Taking Sustainability to New Heights

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Ron Rochon, Managing Partner, The Miller Hull Partnership A building like the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington, is not “deep green” merely as a stylistic preference, like Art Deco or Brutalism. The decision to generate power with rooftop solar panels is not akin to selecting granite…

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The Role Energy Storage Plays in a High-Renewable-Energy Future

The Role Energy Storage Plays in a High-Renewable-Energy Future

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Garrett Fitzgerald, PhD, Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute With Tesla announcing a home battery that uses electricity generated from solar panels, the German company Sonnenbatterie entering the U.S. market, and massive grid-scale storage projects popping up in Hawaii and California, 2015 was the year…

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