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Business Analytics Serve Real Estate and Facilities Management

Business Analytics Serve Real Estate and Facilities Management

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Brian Letendre, Director of Engineering, CBRE Analytics serve as a business tool in the management of real estate facilities by taking large amounts of data inputs and transferring this data into useful information that is used to drive business decisions and operational improvements. The raw data is automatically processed and organized using predetermined algorithms that prepare mass amounts of data Read more […]

FROM THE CHAIRMAN | Mark J. Gliebe

FROM THE CHAIRMAN | Mark J. Gliebe

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Buildings are like small cities. They are the infrastructure of our economy and include multiple and varied subsystems that serve to support the people who live, work, and visit them. These “communities within cities” are increasingly smart and connected. According to Congress, “the term ‘high-performance building’ means a building that integrates and optimizes on a life cycle basis all major…attributes, Read more […]

Try the 3-30-300 Rule as a Workplace Strategy

Try the 3-30-300 Rule as a Workplace Strategy

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. For building systems, especially those used as corporate workspaces, the Facility Manager (FM) is an indispensable role. The FM bridges conversations with executives and building management professionals while also helping to implement a corporate workplace strategy. If an FM gets involved in a discussion at a strategic level, the C-suite may shift their view of the manager as someone who creates value Read more […]

Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Standby Power Discussed at NEMA-Moderated CES 2019 Panel

Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Standby Power Discussed at NEMA-Moderated CES 2019 Panel

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, Industry Director, Transportation Division, NEMA The Internet of Things (IoT) wave was evident more than ever at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held recently in Las Vegas where more than 4,500 exhibitors showcased their latest tech innovations. Industry Director Steve Griffith moderated a panel there called, “Navigating Regional and Global Policies for IoT Consumer Markets.” During Read more […]

The AMLO Approach to Infrastructure

The AMLO Approach to Infrastructure

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Gustavo Dominguez, Director, Latin America, NEMA and Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Even bbefore taking office on December 1, 2018, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, announced the cancellation of the $13 billion construction of a new airport for the capital city. Citing allegations of corruption, the president decreed improvements would be made instead Read more […]

ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. NEMA Helps Drive Transportation Innovation Advancements in electric vehicles are taking off. Manufacturers are producing vehicles in larger numbers, and the cost of their batteries is quickly going down. Meanwhile, population growth, traffic congestion, and the need for infrastructure fixes will motivate the manufacturing of smarter infrastructure systems and devices. But electric vehicles are a fraction of a Read more […]

NEMA Motors and Generators Standard Revises Four Sections

NEMA Motors and Generators Standard Revises Four Sections

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA ANSI/NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators assists users in the proper selection and application of motors and generators. It contains practical information concerning performance, safety, testing, and manufacture of ac and dc motors and generators. MG 1 now includes 2018 updates to Parts 7, 12, 30, and 31: Harmonization of MG 1 Part 7 with Read more […]

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Energy Use and Power Plant Emissions Attributable to Lighting Have Declined and Will Continue to do so

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Energy Use and Power Plant Emissions Attributable to Lighting Have Declined and Will Continue to do so

Clark R. Silcox, General Counsel, NEMA The Department of Energy’s recent proposal to correct a prior legal error during a lightbulb rulemaking has recently sparked a discussion about our Nation’s future progress toward reducing electricity use and a connection to power plant emissions.   A recent article republished online by Scientific American speculated that proposed energy efficiency rules for light bulbs could slow emissions reductions.   As if to highlight the potential threat from Read more […]

New Standard Addresses Medical Equipment Servicing

New Standard Addresses Medical Equipment Servicing

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Peter Weems, Senior Director of Policy & Strategy, MITA In March, MITA published NEMA/MITA 2 Requirements for Servicing of Medical Imaging Equipment, a Standard that describes and defines the minimum quality management system (QMS) requirements for the servicing of medical imaging devices to ensure return to a safe and effective condition for its intended use. Until now, there have not been any QMS Standards Read more […]

2020 NEC Continues the Tradition of Electrical Safety

2020 NEC Continues the Tradition of Electrical Safety

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA Late in the 19th century, America experienced a surge in technological inventions. Unfortunately, there also was a lack of standardization and safety for those innovations. In 1897, a group of like-minded people worked together to form an electrical safety Standard to address the expansion of electrical products. The result—the National Electrical Code® (NEC)—is Read more […]