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NREL seeks leaders for National Executive Energy Academy.

February 6, 2013

Applications are being accepted for NREL's 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. Also known as Energy Execs, program enables non-technical decision-makers to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing. Two learning opportunities, comprehensive Leadership Program and shorter, condensed Leadership Institute, provide executives with information to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related planning. Read More

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Test Method for Asbestos in Soil was approved by ASTM committee.

February 6, 2013

ASTM D7521, Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soil, covers procedures through which to identify asbestos in soil, provide estimate of concentration of asbestos in sampled soil, as well as provide concentration of asbestos reported as number of asbestos structures per gram of sample. This standard was developed by Subcommittee D22.07 on Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos, part of ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. Read More

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ANSI Standard addresses roadway and area lighting equipment.

February 6, 2013

NEMA published ANSI C136.23-2012 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Enclosed Architectural Luminaires, which covers physical, operating, maintenance, and light distribution features that permit use of architectural luminaires in roadway applications. Standard covers side-mounted, square, rectangular, cylindrical, spherical, and other types of decorative and nostalgic styles considered to be significant deviation from cobra head style covered in ANSI C136.14. Read More

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NEMA publishes standard for roadway and area lighting.

February 6, 2013

Updated to reflect current industry practices and include new lamp types, NEMA published ANSI C136.32 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting–Enclosed Setback Luminaires and Directional Floodlights. American National Standard covers dimensional, maintenance, and electrical features that permit interchange of similar enclosed luminaires that have same light distribution classification or type used in roadway or area lighting equipment. Read More

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BIO CEO and Investor Conference to highlight biotech outlook.

February 6, 2013

Scheduled for Feb 11-12, 2013, 15th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference will include more than 600 investors and 150 presenting companies. Plenary sessions will forecast year ahead in biotech and political outlook for next 4 years, while Business Roundtables will focus on reimbursement, navigating Chinese market, biopharma collaborations, and alternative venues to public markets. Therapeutic Workshops will address treatment for pancreatic cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and rare diseases. Read More

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ASTM Achieves Accreditation by Standards Council of Canada.

February 6, 2013

ASTM International announced that it has been accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC), signifying that ASTM meets all requirements for consensus standards development, set by SCC, which mirror principles of World Trade Organization: transparency, openness, consensus, and relevance. SCC audit was conducted November 6–8, 2012. In tandem with SCC's accreditation, ASTM established new ASTM International Canada Office in Ottawa that is to be led by Diane Thompson. Read More

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Paper Invite Issued on steel technologies for rolling bearings.

February 5, 2013

Papers are invited for 10th ASTM International Symposium on Advances in Steel Technologies for Rolling Bearings, which will be held May 6–7, 2014 in Toronto, Canada in order to bring together rolling bearing steel practitioners to present latest developments in rolling bearing steels and testing. Papers from steelmakers, semi-finished and finished bearing steel component producers, rolling bearing producers, and development institutes will be encouraged on variety of topics. Read More

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Thermal Insulation System Guide targets engineering graduates.

February 5, 2013

ASTM C1696, Guide for Industrial Thermal Insulation Systems, provides engineers with specific knowledge needed for development of industrial thermal insulation system within large engineering project. Developed by Subcommittee C16.40, standard covers insulation materials, systems design, application methods, protective coverings, guarantees, inspection, testing, and maintenance of thermal insulation in temperature range of -302 to +1,200°F. Read More