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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

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MetalForming Magazine to hold 3D Printing with Metals webinar.

November 1, 2013

Scheduled for December 12, 2013, 3D Printing with Metals webinar will address latest development in 3D printing and how the technology is applied in metalworking industry. Dr. John Lewandowski, professor at Case Western Reserve University, will present survey of additive manufacturing with focus on commercially available metal systems, while Todd Rockstroh, consulting engineer for GE Aviation, will discuss GE's next-generation initiatives to manufacture jet-engine components using 3D printing. Read More

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EPA Funding to help communities with green infrastructure.

November 1, 2013

U.S. EPA announced $400,000 will go to help 6 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution as well as boost resilience to impacts of climate change. Specific communities that will be receiving assistance include Providence, RI ($75,000); Detroit, MI ($65,000); Lincoln, NE ($65,000); Gary, IN ($65,000); Pima County, AZ ($65,000); and Spartanburg, SC ($65,000). Also, EPA released report analyzing economic benefits of green infrastructure in 13 locations. Read More

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Symposium to address small specimen test techniques.

November 1, 2013

Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications, Sixth International Symposium on Small Specimen Test Techniques will be held Jan. 29-31, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Houston, in Houston, TX. Event will specifically address experimental, analytical, and computational aspects of small and miniature specimen techniques and their applications. Read More