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NREL Software brings precision, savings to energy audits.

November 1, 2013

Developed in partnership with software developer concept3D, simuwatt Energy Auditor replaces clipboard-and-pencil approach of building audits with computer modeling to find more potential energy savings. This software will let ESCO employees perform audits using mobile tablets, eliminating manual input and transfer. When audit is finished, it is stored electronically and serves as baseline for next audit. Also, concept3D's work was used to help develop and grow Building Component Library. Read More

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Dr. Christopher White receives Lou Toporcer Hall of Fame Award.

November 1, 2013

Christopher C. White, Ph.D., received ASTM International Lou Toporcer Hall of Fame Award for distinguished service to Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants as well as contributions to development of building industry standards. ASTM since 2002, White specializes in rheology and service life prediction of polymer physics and is acting group leader of Polymeric Materials Group, Materials and Structural Systems Division of Engineering Laboratory at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD. Read More

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Sony CEO to deliver keynote at 2014 International CES.

November 1, 2013

Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corporation, will deliver opening morning Tech Titans keynote address at the 2014 International CES, brining his unique perspective and insights about the latest innovations occurring at the intersection of content and hardware. Kazuo Hirai began his career with CBS/Sony Inc. in 1984. He was appointed representative corporate executive officer, president and CEO of Sony Corporation in April 2012 and was appointed director of Sony Board in June 2012. Read More

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Medical Device Security Disclosure Standard updated by NEMA.

October 31, 2013

NEMA published HIMSS/NEMA HN 1-2013 Manufacturer Disclosure Statement for Medical Device Security. HN 1 standard consists of MDS2 form and related instructions on completing it. Changes from previous edition include alignment of MDS2 with IEC 80001-1 Application of Risk Management for IT Networks Incorporating Medical Devices (Parts 1 and 2), and MDS2 data requested of device manufacturers more adequately addresses 19 security capabilities of IEC/TR 80001-2-2. Read More

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SPE Automotive Division selects 2013 Hall of Fame winner.

October 31, 2013

First North American implementation of an integrated front-end module system used on 1996 model year Ford® Taurus® and Mercury® Sable® sedans produced by Ford Motor Co. was selected as 2013 Hall of Fame winner in SPE's 43rd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. To be considered for award, automotive-plastic component must have been in continuous service in some form for at least 15 years and preferably have been widely adopted within automotive or ground-transportation industries. Read More

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AMCA Executive Committee, Board Members announced for 2013-2014.

October 31, 2013

AMCA International announced those AMCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors who will serve during 2013–2014 term. Dr. Geoff Sheard, VP of Fan Technology, Flaktwoods, Ltd, was elected President, while Victor C. Colwell, VP of Sales and Marketing for Loren Cook Company, was elected as Chairman of the Board. Other members include Patrick A. Cockrum (Vice President), Tim Kilgore (Treasurer), and John Knapp (Secretary). Dan Hartlein was newly elected to AMCA Board of Directors. Read More

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National Award Recipients honored by IREC at 3iAwards Ceremony.

October 31, 2013

IREC honored national award winners for Best of 2013 in renewable energy and energy efficiency. In celebration of 20 years of recognizing exemplary people, projects, and programs, competitive awards were renamed IREC 3iAwards. Categories included State & Local Government Project of the Year, Community Renewable Project of the Year, IREC Accredited Training Program of the Year, and IREC Certified Trainer of the Year. There were also 4 special recognition awards. Read More

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Gary Benson receives Distinguished Service Award.

October 31, 2013

AMCA International announced that Gary Benson, President of Mechanovent Corporation, received the Distinguished Service Award, which encompasses not just service to the Association, but to the HVACR industry as a whole. A former AMCA President, Benson was instrumental in the development of "system optimization" using microprocessor-based HVAC equipment that communicates with building management systems for occupancy comfort, reduced energy consumption, and improved equipment reliability. Read More