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EPA Honors Freight Industry Leaders for efficiency benchmarks.

November 5, 2013

With its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Awards, EPA is honoring 55 companies as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency. These awards recognize companies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in reducing carbon pollution and other harmful emissions as they move goods across USA. Annual awards honor top truck, intermodal, and rail carrier partners setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies. Read More

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AMCA Announces Approval of Air Curtains as vestibule alternatives.

November 4, 2013

As announced by AMCA International, 2015 version of International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will contain provision that enables air curtains to be considered as alternative to vestibules. Compliance requires air curtains to be tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 220 and installed to manufacturer instructions. AMCA's Wade Smith expressed pride in efforts of AMCA Air Curtain Engineering Committee, Air Movement Code Action Review Committee, and Intercode Incorporated. Read More

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SME Elects 6 Manufacturing Leaders to 2013 College of Fellows.

November 4, 2013

SME elected 6 members to its College of Fellows, and 2013 Fellows will be honored at SME's Fall Awards and Installation Banquet on November 9, 2013 in Dearborn, MI. Members comprising 2013 Class of SME Fellows include M. Helmi Attia, PhD, FSME; Doug Genord, FSME; John W. Gillespie Jr., PhD, FSME; Vincent W. Howell Sr., FSME, CMfgE; Yeau-Ren Jeng, PhD, FSME; and Prof. Dr. Ir. Bert Lauwers, FSME. Deadline for 2014 Fellows nominations is December 1, 2013. Read More

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EPA recognizes WaterSense Partners of the Year.

November 4, 2013

EPA's Partner of the Year awards program recognizes commitment of WaterSense partners in promoting water efficiency. Winners included Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department, Delta Faucet Company, Niagara Conservation Corp, The Home Depot, KB Home, Irrigation Association, and John Taylor of Taylor Irrigation Service, Inc. Two partners that received WaterSense Sustained Excellence awards in recognition of their continuous high level of support included Kohler Co. and Lowes, Inc. Read More

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ASTM Concrete Committee honors Matthew Offenberg.

November 4, 2013

ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has presented the Katharine and Bryant Mather Member Contribution Award to Matthew Offenberg, technical services manager at W.R. Grace and Co. Committee cited Offenberg for outstanding contributions in development of standards and dissemination of knowledge related to pervious concrete and enhancement of cement and concrete technology standards. A member of ASTM since 2007, he currently chairs Subcommittee C09.49 on Pervious Concrete. Read More

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EPA releases GHG emissions data from large facilities.

November 4, 2013

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program collects annual GHG information from over 8,000 facilities in largest emitting industries. According to data, emissions from power plants have decreased 10% in the 2 years since reporting began, due to switch from coal to natural gas for electricity and slight decrease in electricity production. Fossil-fuel fired power plants remain largest source of emissions with just under 1,600 facilities emitting over 2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2012. Read More

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FABTECH Panel to debate manufacturing renaissance.

November 1, 2013

Scheduled to take place Nov 18 during FABTECH 2013, "State of the Industry – Executive Outlook" panel will discuss whether U.S. is experiencing a manufacturing renaissance. Options range from those who insist that sector is on path toward long-term growth, to those who caution against over-exuberance and believe that turnaround is a short-term blip. Panel will offer unique opportunity to hear from industry CEOs who are successfully navigating today's challenges. Read More

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AIA to offer 3D CAD models of National Aerospace Standards.

November 1, 2013

AIA announced partnerships with IHS and CADENAS PARTsolutions to offer authorized 3D CAD models of components based on critical National Aerospace Standards, providing valuable tool for engineers across aerospace industry to accelerate innovation, shorten design cycles, and reduce costs. Used extensively in design of aircraft, spacecraft, watercraft, ground vehicles, machinery, and electronics, standards define geometry and materials for millions of unique parts. Read More