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Arnold Schwarzenegger to headline WEEC in Washington, DC.

October 1, 2013

Focusing on long term energy outlook, 36th World Energy Engineering Congress will feature debate on the future and impact of climate change policy, what next steps are likely to be taken by executive and legislative branches on the issue, and updates on mapping cap and trade legislation. Event will include over 250 speakers, including Opening Session speakers: former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Jeff Sessions, Kateri Callahan, Jim Bolte, and William Colton. Read More

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EPA Flame Retardants Evaluation covers safer substitute for HBCD.

October 1, 2013

U.S. EPA released Design for the Environment Alternatives Assessment draft report on alternatives to hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), a flame retardant chemical that has persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic characteristics. Findings in report can help manufacturers identify safer alternatives to use of HBCD in polystyrene building insulation. In addition to identifying 2 viable chemical alternatives, report provides list of substances that are not currently expected to be viable. Read More

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SepticSmart Week Encourages Homeowners to care for septic systems.

October 1, 2013

During SepticSmart Week (September 23–27), U.S. EPA encourages homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. EPA's Nancy Stoner said homeowners can help protect their community's health and local waterways "By taking a few small, simple steps to care for their home’s septic system." EPA's SepticSmart program encourages proper septic system care and maintenance all year long, helping educate about need for periodic maintenance and proper daily system use. Read More

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PPA announces Student Design Challenge winners.

October 1, 2013

Paperboard Packaging Alliance, a joint initiative between AF&PA and the Paperboard Packaging Council, announced winners of its Ninth Annual Student Design Challenge at the PACK EXPO convention. This year's challenge tasked students with designing functional and creative package for movie theater candy, addressing how design could be merchandised. First and second place winners were from Pratt Institute, and third place winners were from Fashion Institute of Technology. Read More

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AASHTO awards top prizes in Faces of Transportation contest.

October 1, 2013

During Faces of Transportation competition, 28 transportation department employees from 21 states and 6 private citizens submitted 121 photographs. Grand Prize was awarded to California DOT Engineer Martin Chandrawinata for photograph of iron worker using a cutting torch while suspended from San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. People's Choice Award was presented to photographer Bill Hall who captured California DOT Engineer Matt Bruce inspecting cable band installation near top of same bridge. Read More

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IPC Calls for Poster Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2014.

October 1, 2013

IPC invites researchers, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit poster presentation abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO®, which will take place March 25–27, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Technical poster presentations are being sought on relevant electronics topics, including design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment. Abstracts of up to 300 words summarizing technical and previously unpublished work should be submitted by December 22, 2013. Read More

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EPA Announces WaterSense Labeled Product for commercial kitchens.

September 30, 2013

U.S. EPA finalized first WaterSense specification for a commercial kitchen product: pre-rinse spray valves. These kind of valves, which remove excess food waste from dishes prior to dishwashing, are now eligible to earn WaterSense label and help food service establishments conserve water and energy. WaterSense labeled pre-rinse spray valves will be promoted by ENERGY STAR® program as part of  energy saving products and practices for restaurant industry. Read More

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EPA Honors 24 Organizations for green power leadership.

September 30, 2013

U.S. EPA presented its 13th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 21 Green Power Partners and 3 suppliers for achievements in advancing USA's renewable electricity market. In comment, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy complemented winners for “driving new renewable energy generation and providing clear examples of organizations thriving on innovation and sustainability.” McCarthy also lauded winners for “moving us closer to the vision President Obama outlined in his Climate Action Plan.” Read More