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NEMA Releases Training Materials aid fire, life safety workers.

July 10, 2013

NEMA Signaling Protection and Communications Section announced release of application guides and manuals on fire detection, emergency communication, and life safety. Presented in easy-to-understand and use format, documents are based on national fire and life safety codes and standards. Numerous advances are taking place in fire detection, notification, and life safety, and these documents address them while also providing overview of basics. Read More

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Gene Marks Will Deliver Keynote at IPC TMRC.

July 10, 2013

Columnist, author, and small business owner Gene Marks will present opening keynote at IPC Technology Market Research Conference (TMRC), which will take place September 25 and feature "The Next Generation: Creating the Electronics Industry of the Future" theme. Keynote, "Economic, Political and Other Key Trends: 10 Things Happening Today That Will Affect Your Business Tomorrow," will examine how economy, Washington, and technology affect businesses. Read More

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EPA warns against use of refrigerant substitutes.

July 10, 2013

U.S. EPA is warning homeowners, propane manufacturers and sellers, home improvement contractors, and air conditioning technicians of potential safety hazards related to the use of propane or other unapproved refrigerants in home air conditioning systems. At this time, EPA has not approved use of propane refrigerant or other hydrocarbon refrigerants in any type of air conditioner. Use of these substances poses potential fire or explosion hazard for homeowners and service technicians. Read More

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CSE Brings Solar Initiatives to Intersolar North America.

July 9, 2013

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) announced it will exhibit at Intersolar North America conference and trade show, which will take place July 8–11 at in San Francisco, CA. In addition to promoting its R&D services, CSE will be showcasing 2 major initiatives intended to accelerate solar adoption in USA. Discussion will cover research project to develop plug-and-play solar PV systems as well as results from PV Durability Initiative (PVDI). Read More

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EPA and Department of Commerce launch online reference tool.

July 9, 2013

Developed as joint venture between EPA and U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit offers stakeholders in other countries a broad perspective on U.S. approach to specific environmental issues. Interactive web-based resource combines EPA expertise on solving environmental challenges with ITA's catalog of U.S. providers of related technologies. It includes interactive menus, search functionality, and adaptive formatting for mobile use. Read More

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Nonresidential Construction Spending rises 0.1% in May.

July 9, 2013

According to July 2 report by U.S. Commerce Department, total construction spending, which includes nonresidential and residential spending, was up 0.5% for month and 5.4% from May 2012. ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu noted that “The economy has now entered its fifth year of economic recovery and many economic forecasters expect an acceleration of growth later this year and in 2014." Basu also noted the hindering effects of ongoing sequestration. Read More

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Santiago Grijalva named Director of Power Systems Engineering.

July 9, 2013

Santiago Grijalva comes to NREL with industry and academic experience, most recently from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he held position of Georgia Power Distinguished Professor and Strategic Energy Institute Associate Director for Electricity. As part of Energy Systems Integration team at NREL, Dr. Grijalva will develop strategic direction of Power Systems Engineering Center, enhance technical capabilities, and steward core competencies that advance electric power technologies. Read More

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FIZ Karlsruhe and CAS launch Version One of STN platform.

July 9, 2013

Version One of SNT platform delivers core STN content including complete CAS REGISTRYSM and CAplusSM content along with Thomson Reuters' Derwent World Patents Index®, including Derwent Chemistry Resource. Users can manage search strategies and results in dedicated "projects," which enable search professionals to organize and work on numerous projects concurrently. User interface shows search query, history, and results at a glance while highlighting most relevant answer sets. Read More