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EPRI Receives Funding from DOE to support solar energy R&D.

November 5, 2013

EPRI will receive over $5 million in funding from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for projects that are part of SunShot Initiative, which represents collaborative, national effort to drive innovation to make solar energy cost-competitive with traditional energy sources by this decade's end. Awards in which EPRI is included are Solar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE) award and Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) award. Read More

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AAMA AMC publishes aluminum sustainability white paper.

November 5, 2013

According to AAMA's Brent Slaton, release of "Aluminum: The Total Solution for Sustainable, Strong and Efficient Commercial Building Design" by Aluminum Material Council (AMC) of AAMA aims to encapsulate strategic advantages of incorporating aluminum extrusions into commercial fenestration products. Slaton cited such advantages to be energy efficiency, recyclability/sustainability, cost, freedom of design, strength to weight ratio, as well as available colors and finishes. Read More

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Public Listening Sessions address power plant carbon pollution.

November 5, 2013

U.S. EPA will hold 11 public listening sessions to solicit ideas and input from public and stakeholders about best Clean Air Act (CAA) approaches to reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants, which represent largest stationary source of carbon pollution in USA. Feedback from these sessions will help EPA develop smart, cost-effective guidelines that reflect latest and best information available. EPA will seek additional public input during notice and comment period. Read More

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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