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Meter and Socket Manufacturers Team Up on Standards Solutions

Meter and Socket Manufacturers Team Up on Standards Solutions

This piece was originally published in the June 2018 issue of electroindustry. Caption: Test participants were (from left) ANSI C12 Vice Chair Larry Kotewa, Elevate Energy; Brent Cain, Itron; Frank Boudreau, Landis+Gyr, Andrew Dudding, Sensus, a Xylem Brand; Shawn Glasgow, Milbank Manufacturing; Paul Orr, NEMA; and Mark Shoemaker, Durham Company. Photo by Greg Bennett, Milbank Manufacturing Paul Orr, Program Manager, NEMA A…

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WELL: From Good to Smart in Building Design

WELL: From Good to Smart in Building Design

This piece was originally published in the June 2018 issue of electroindustry. Caption: Lighting is a main contributing factor in employee-centric workplace environments. Photo courtesy of ASID Eric Lind, Vice President, Global Specifications, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. Mr. Lind is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society. Not so long ago, energy use ­was a primary measure of building performance. Efficient operation…

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Supporting IoT with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Supporting IoT with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

This piece was originally published in the June 2018 issue of electroindustry. Like any machine system, connected products need constant tweaking and incremental improvements to maintain efficient operation. Today, this is typically solved using data analytics and diagnostic feedback loops to inform on necessary optimizations after they occur. But when product companies want to move beyond reactive support toward the ability to…

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Reimagining the Building Space as a Strategic Asset

Reimagining the Building Space as a Strategic Asset

This piece was originally published in the June 2018 issue of electroindustry. Laurent Vernerey, President, Acuity Brands Technology and Executive Vice President, Acuity Brands, Inc. In 1879, Thomas Alva Edison emerged with his incandescent light bulb, but it wasn’t the first. Rather, it was an improvement on Warren de la Rue’s light bulb from 50 years earlier. Lighting continues to evolve, from…

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Kyle Pitsor Leaves Solid Foundations for Energy, Trade, and Safety

Kyle Pitsor Leaves Solid Foundations for Energy, Trade, and Safety

This piece was originally published in the June 2018 issue of electroindustry. A solid foundation is the basis of a strong future, and NEMA advocacy efforts are in superb shape thanks in large part to the bedrock laid by Kyle Pitsor.  His commitment to Member services across an array of issues, from energy efficiency, to trade opportunities and electrical safety, has been…

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Transportation Division Drives Talks on Capitol Hill

Transportation Division Drives Talks on Capitol Hill

This piece was originally published in the June 2018 issue of electroindustry. NEMA’s newly established Transportation Systems Division spent part of its inaugural meeting speaking with staff at Senate and House offices, as well as officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The group held 14 meetings with members of key committees to build relationships and drive home the message that connected,…

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What’s in a Name? Integrating Systems Within Building Management Systems

What’s in a Name? Integrating Systems Within Building Management Systems

This piece was originally published in the June 2018 issue of electroindustry. Wayne Stoppelmoor, Manager, Industry Standards, Schneider Electric, Barry Coflan, Senior Vice President and CTO, Schneider Electric Mr. Stoppelmoor chairs NEMA’s High Performance Buildings Council. Mr. Coflan develops technology used in analytics, building management, power management, and smart home systems. That’s a nice building management system (BMS) you have there, or…

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Systems Efficiency: A New Paradigm for Building Performance

Systems Efficiency: A New Paradigm for Building Performance

This piece was originally published in the June 2018 issue of electroindustry. Mikelann Scerbo, Strategic Initiatives Associate, and Laura Van Wie McGrory, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Alliance to Save Energy, Susan Rochford, Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Public Policy, Legrand Jeffrey Harris, Consultant Despite decades of progress in equipment efficiency, total energy use by commercial buildings in the United States continues…

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New Guide to Evaluate Earthquake-Damaged Electrical Equipment

New Guide to Evaluate Earthquake-Damaged Electrical Equipment

This piece was originally published in the May 2018 issue of electroindustry. Photo caption: This surface-mounted electrical power panel was undamaged by the 2010 Mw 7.2 earthquake in Haiti, even though the wall and structural columns were severely damaged. Photo courtesy of Schneider Electric Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA Similar to the NEMA guides on evaluating water-, fire-, and heat-damaged…

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GFCIs Save Lives

GFCIs Save Lives

This piece was originally published in the May 2018 issue of electroindustry. Danny Abbate, Industry Director, Building Infrastructure Division, NEMA Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) were first released to the public market in the late 1960s. They were originally required by the National Electrical Code® only for exterior spaces such as swimming pools. Toward the end of the 1970s and into the 1980s,…

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