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GPC Launches Program to certify sustainable parking garages.

June 4, 2014

Green Parking Council (GPC), affiliate of International Parking Institute (IPI), launched Green Garage Certification program, which will recognize and inspire high standards in sustainable parking facility design, technology, operations, and management. According to GPC Executive Director Paul Wessel, Green Garage Certification provides roadmap and assessment tool with which to "strive toward a more environmentally and economically sustainable future." Read More

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PM Design Excellence Awards honor several innovators.

June 3, 2014

Winning parts in 2014 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards were presented during 2014 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials (PM2014). Grand Prize awards went to Indo‐US MIM Tec Pvt. Ltd.; Keystone Powdered Metal Co.; Capstan; and FloMet LLC. Awards of Distinction went to Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc.; Indo‐US MIM Tec Pvt. Ltd.; Lovejoy Powder Metal Group; Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.; Advanced Forming Technology; MPP Ridgway; and Smith Metal Products. Read More

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Laser Sensing Technology offers lower power, longer distance.

June 3, 2014

Able to remotely sense objects across distances as long as 30 ft, 3D imaging technology developed by researchers at University of California, Berkeley, could (with further development) be used to make smaller, inexpensive 3D imaging systems that offer maximized range for such potential uses as self-driving cars, smartphones, and interactive video games without requiring bulky boxes of electronics or optics. UC Berkeley's Behnam Behroozpour will present this work at CLEO: 2014 on June 11. Read More

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EPA selects 171 communities for Brownfield investment grants.

June 3, 2014

EPA announced that 171 communities will receive 264 grants totaling $67 million in Brownfields funding to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies, and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment. Several projects were selected to address sites identified in their Brownfields Area Wide Planning projects, including Lowell, MA, which will focus on revitalizing an Industrial Park and Toledo, OH, which will clean up an old transmission plant. Read More

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Powder Metal Industry is sustaining growth momentum.

June 3, 2014

Well into the recovery that began in 2010, the various sectors of PM and particulate materials have all bounced back and are continuing to grow at a steady pace. Iron powder shipments increased 4.62% in 2013 to 401,738 short tons, surpassing 400,000-ton mark for the first time since 2007. Shipments of copper and copper-base powders increased by estimated 4% to 16,850 short tons, while stainless steel powders gained by an estimated 3.5% to 7,600 short tons. Read More

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EPA funds university research on cleaner fuel burning.

June 3, 2014

World Health Organization estimates that cookstove smoke accounts for over 4 million premature deaths annually. EPA has announced new funding for 6 universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and heating homes that will help improve air quality and protect the health of Alaska Natives and people across the developing world. Researchers at universities in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, and Minnesota will receive $9 million in grant funding. Read More

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AEM Announces Winners of Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards.

June 3, 2014

AEM presented Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards to 28 equipment manufacturing companies for exemplary participation in AEM equipment-specific statistics programs. Specifically, AEM statistics merit awards recognize manufacturers' timely and accurate data submission, meeting attendance, and timely responses to ballots, audits, and surveys during calendar year. Companies earning AEM statistics merit award received cumulative performance rating of 90% or better. Read More

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Summer Webinar Series focuses on solar permitting and inspection.

June 3, 2014

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA and IREC will present 3 webinars on solar permitting and inspection. While targeting municipal permit review staff and inspectors, webinars can serve more diverse audience as well. Topics include pre-application materials and permit application submittal/review process (May 29), inspection (June 26), and how communities can change permitting processes (August 27). Presenters include Sky Stanfield, Erica Schroeder McConnell, and Don Hughes. Read More