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PMMI launches The Beverage Connected Community.

July 5, 2012

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2012, announced launch of The Beverage Connected Community, an online forum where beverage industry can connect and continue their PACK EXPO show experience beyond show floor. This addition to PACK EXPO Connected Communities will be an online extension of PACK EXPO's Beverage Cooler Lounge, sponsored by International Society of Beverage Technologists, which makes its debut in the Grand Concourse at PACK EXPO International 2012. Read More

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NREL Research earns two prestigious R/D 100 awards.

July 5, 2012

Developed at NREL, Desiccant-enhanced Evaporative (DEVAP) Air-Conditioning Cycle cools commercial buildings at a small fraction of the energy use of a traditional cooler, releases far less carbon dioxide, and could cut costly peak electricity demand by 80%. SJ3 3-Junction Solar Cells, utilizing tunable bandgaps, lattice-matched architecture, and ultra-concentration tunnel junctions, achieve world record conversion efficiency of 43.5% with potential to reach 50%. Read More

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ODVA 2012 Industry Conference scheduled for Oct. 16-18.

July 5, 2012

Open to both members and nonmembers, 2012 Industry Conference and 15th Annual Meeting will be held at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, GA. Conference attendees can anticipate technical presentations, workshops, and networking events that will focus on improving usage of information and communication technologies in industrial automation. Annual meeting will include keynote speakers on topics of interest, including security, energy optimization, and determinism. Read More

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Homebuilder to Pay Cival Penalty and implement stormwater controls.

July 5, 2012

U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice announced that Toll Brothers Inc. will pay $741,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including those located in Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Also, Toll Brothers will invest in company-wide stormwater compliance program to improve employee training and increase management oversight at all current and future residential construction sites across USA. Read More

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COBie Guide released for industry review.

July 5, 2012

NIBS buildingSMART alliance(TM) has opened draft guide on Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) standard for industry review until Oct 2, 2012. Standard identifies minimum requirements for what digital data should be collected during design and construction, so that information is available later to manage assets throughout life of building. Once updated and finalized, based on consensus feedback, COBie Guide will be submitted as best practice ballot to NBIMS Version 3. Read More

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Materials Symposium focuses on oxygen-enriched atmospheres.

July 5, 2012

Thirteenth International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres will take place September 19-21, 2012 at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres, symposium will provide forum for idea exchange on oxygen, oxygen-enriched environments, and other oxidizer systems. Read More

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Abstracts Sought for Lean electronics assembly symposium.

July 5, 2012

Experts are invited to submit abstracts for IPC Symposium on Lean for the Electronics Assembly Industry: Putting Theory to Practice, which will take place December 4-5, 2012, in Costa Mesa, CA. Abstracts are being sought on such aspects of Lean implementation as real-world, in-depth case studies of how Lean has been implemented in EMS companies; value stream mapping; Kaizen events; 5S; and Lean DOE basics. Submissions should be of noncommercial nature and feature real-life experiences. Read More

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BIO lauds DoD's support of drop-in biofuel production.

July 5, 2012

Biotechnology Industry Organization applauded Department of Defense's announced public-private partnership opportunity to support integrated domestic advanced drop-in biofuel biorefinery. Opportunity shares cost of establishing biorefineries and feedstock supply chains to provide U.S. military with certified biofuels. Ensuring reliability/affordability of fuel supplies through diversification, this is also critical for military readiness and national security, according to Brent Erickson of BIO. Read More