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LIGHTING LEADS 21st CENTURY REDUCTION IN USE OF ELECTRICITY IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

LIGHTING LEADS 21st CENTURY REDUCTION IN USE OF ELECTRICITY IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Clark R. Silcox, General Counsel, NEMA Over the first 18 years of the 21st century, lighting products contributed more than any other product to reducing the demand for electricity in the United States, according to data published by U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in their Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) from 2004 – 2019.  Overall annual electricity use from lighting — in both the residential and commercial sectors — fell 57% from 2001 – 2018 from an estimated 1.82 quads in…

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ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Chances are you are reading this indoors. We spend almost our entire lives in buildings. Whether at home at work, learning in school, or recuperating at a hospital, buildings are integral to our lives. Consequently, NEMA and electrical manufacturers are working to make sure we are safe, healthy, and productive in those buildings. Here is a snapshot of some of the important work at NEMA to improve building performance: Improving…

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NEMA, ISA Announce New Building Systems Cybersecurity Program

NEMA, ISA Announce New Building Systems Cybersecurity Program

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Kirk Anderson, Industry Director, NEMA During a recent Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group meeting, representatives from the Department of Defense (DOD), International Society of Automation (ISA), and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) outlined a new program to address the growing risk of unprotected and underprotected building control systems in the U.S. and abroad. Building Read more […]

BACnet Secure Connect: An IoT Twist on an Established Protocol

BACnet Secure Connect: An IoT Twist on an Established Protocol

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Scott Ziegenfus, Systems Architect, Hubbell Lighting Even though it’s not published yet, it’s possible you’ve heard something about BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC), which has sparked a significant amount of buzz in the building systems industry. The name itself triggers curiosity. Here are some questions you may be asking: How secure is it? How different is it from the BACnet we use today? Read more […]