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AMCA Certified Ratings Program Operating Manual is revised.

May 24, 2010

Certified Ratings Program Operating Manual - AMCA 11-03 (R2008) (Rev. 5/10) includes CRP M procedure for licensing products manufactured under license from another manufacturer. Specifically, publication provides procedure for verification of manufacturer's performance ratings on regular schedule by check testing of certified product line in AMCA International Laboratory. Certified Ratings Program (CRP) ensures manufacturer-published performance ratings of air system components are accurate. Read More

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EPA to Hold Free Webinar on California mobile A/C rules.

May 24, 2010

US EPA's Climate Protection Partnership division is partnering with Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide for monthly informational webinar. Taking place on June 10 at 1 pm EDT, New California Mobile A/C Service Rules will introduce relevant parts of California's upcoming new Low-Emission Vehicle standards and current rule on small cans of HFC-134a. Potential impact of these regulations on mobile A/C service industry will also be discussed. Read More

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EPA recognizes student contributions to environment.

May 21, 2010

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson recognized young people at 2009 President's Environmental Youth Awards ceremony. These students have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection through projects that help reduce GHGs, improve air quality, and protect America's waters. Some projects include collecting town's cooking oil for recycling into biofuel and distributing it to charities, and designing and building environmental education center made entirely of green materials. Read More

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NAM Manufacturing Survey shows rising confidence.

May 21, 2010

NAM/Industry Week Manufacturing Index results show manufacturer confidence improvement in first quarter of 2010, reaching highest level in over 2 years. Uptick is also shown for sales expectations, pricing power, employment, and capital expenditures. Together, indications signal manufacturing recovery should gain steam over coming year. Quarterly survey is based on responses of 223 NAM member companies. Read More

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AIA Names Sigler assistant Vice President for Civil Aviation.

May 21, 2010

Appointed by AIA to serve as Assistant Vice President of Civil Aviation, Todd D. Sigler will focus on topics related to civil aviation issues and policy such as research and development, environment, aviation infrastructure, and safety and security. Marion C. Blakey, AIA president and CEO, commented that Sigler's "extensive experience in aviation will be a great asset to our advocacy efforts." She also noted that Todd's past experience has dealt with important areas addressed by AIA. Read More

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Use of Advanced Energy Design Guides enhances building efficiency.

May 21, 2010

Assessment commissioned by ASHRAE and conducted by the Energy Center of Wisconsin found that guides written by building organizations to advance energy efficiency are positively impacting building industry. Market assessment, which focuses on ASHRAE members' use of guides, determined that Advanced Energy Design Guide series is in line with objective of achieving 30% energy savings over minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999. Read More

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BIO issues call for papers for 2010 Pacific Rim Summit.

May 21, 2010

BIO invites leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and posters for 2010 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. Program tracks will include renewable chemicals and biobased polymers; biofuels and bioenergy platforms; algae production systems and marine biotechnology; specialty crops, renewable feedstocks, and sustainability; and synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. Read More

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BIO Names Key Speakers for 2010 Livestock Biotech Summit.

May 21, 2010

Taking place in Sioux Falls, SD from September 28-30, the 2010 Livestock Biotech Summit will feature keynote speaker W.R. Gomes, Ph.D., Vice President Emeritus of University of California, and introductory speaker Bruce Knight, Principal and Founder of Strategic Conservation Solutions. Dr. Gomes will focus on developing global solutions through animal biotechnology, and Bruce Knight will offer an overview of animal agriculture focusing on increasing importance of animal care. Read More

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BIO asks Congress to fund GREEN JOB Act.

May 21, 2010

BIO joined 34 other companies and trade associations to ask leaders of House Ways and Means Committee to include language of H.R. 5142, the Grow a Renewable Energy Economy Now - Jumpstart Other Biofuels Act of 2010, in next appropriate revenue vehicle considered by House. GREEN JOB Act supports industry efforts to secure project financing by strengthening and expanding federal tax incentives for next generation biofuels, thus accelerating development of biorefineries and high-wage American jobs. Read More

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ANSI Delegation participates at COPANT General Assembly.

May 21, 2010

Representatives of standards communities from North, Central, and South America gathered in Mexico City last month for Pan American Standards Commission Assembly 2010. At the General Assembly, a resolution was passed for an ad-hoc strategic planning group comprising representatives from ANSI and Brazilian, Cuban, Canadian, and Colombian standards bodies. In conjunction with COPANT meetings, ANSI and AENOR discussed future areas of cooperation and plan to sign MOU. Read More

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PLM Software Training prepares students for manufacturing jobs.

May 21, 2010

SME Education Foundation and Siemens PLM Software offer sponsored schools opportunity to use latest PLM tools in their curriculum. Total solution package provided to academic institutions will include unlimited seats of any Siemens PLM Software technology, free center-based training, as well as free upgrades and tech support. Experience gained via use of these tools prepares students for competitive manufacturing jobs requiring full knowledge of modern technologies and tools. Read More

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IPC Issues Call for Participation for 2011 IPC Apex Expo.

May 21, 2010

IPC is encouraging submission of abstracts for 2011 IPC APEX EXPO(TM) to be held in Las Vegas, April 12-15, 2011. Summarizing original and unpublished work, 300 word abstracts covering case histories, research, and discoveries must be submitted by July 16, 2010. Awards will be presented at event for Best U.S. Paper and Best International Paper. Also, proposals are solicited for professional development courses on design, printed board, and electronics manufacturing processes/materials. Read More

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ESFI Offers Pointers to help keep offices safe from electrical hazards.

May 21, 2010

ESFI is encouraging employers to promote electrical safety during National Electrical Safety Month by increasing employee awareness of electrical hazards that may exist in office settings. ESFI recommends avoiding overloading outlets with too many appliances, unplugging appliances when not in use, and inspecting electrical cords once a month. Also, electrical cords should not be placed in high traffic areas, under carpets, or across doorways where they pose tripping hazard. Read More

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ANSI/NABET Agreement spurs India accreditation system development.

May 20, 2010

Signed with National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), constituent of Quality Council of India, ANSI's cooperation agreement is intended to promote and facilitate development of skill standards, personnel credentialing, and accreditation system in India. NABET has identified 11 high priority sectors to be targeted during first phase of implementation, including health care, construction, IT, security, and energy. Read More

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ASTM Geosynthetics Committee honors Samuel R. Allen.

May 20, 2010

Samuel R. Allen, VP of TRI/Environmental Inc., was honored with ASTM Award of Merit and honorary title of fellow. Given by ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, award recognized Allen's "outstanding leadership skills." He has been ASTM International member since 1994, served as D35 chairman from 2004-2009, and led US Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC 221 on Geosynthetics (D35.96) since 2000. He is also a member of Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics. Read More

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Sustainabile Building Publication compiles green standards.

May 20, 2010

Available on CD-ROM, ASTM International Standards on Sustainability in Building, 4th Edition includes 150 ASTM standards that address sustainability or aspects of sustainability relative to building. Collection serves as reference for answering global demand for sustainable buildings and includes all ASTM International standards referenced by: Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers, International Green Construction Code, and Green GlobesĀ® green building rating program. Read More

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Agenda now available for NESCC meeting.

May 20, 2010

ANSI and NIST have released agenda for third meeting of Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative, to be held on May 26. Joint initiative was formed to identify and respond to current needs of nuclear industry. Some topics will include current and future use of IEE and IEC consensus standards in regulation of digital instrumentation and control systems in nuclear power industry; Catawba Nuclear Station's use of polyethylene piping; and update on DOE/NRC/NIST Interagency Agreement. Read More

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SME Lean Book Author honored with The Shingo Prize.

May 20, 2010

An advocate of lean practices, SME member, and author, Mark Hamel has been awarded The Shingo Prize Research and Professional Publications Award for the Kaizen Event Fieldbook, which provides an understanding of essential whys and hows of kaizen event standard work and event management. Book addresses strategy, pre-event planning, execution, and follow-through in multi-phase approach. It contains practical examples, over 100 figures and tables, and many real life "Gemba Tales". Read More

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ISO Secretariat, US TAGs Workshops are open for registration.

May 20, 2010

Course 205, ISO Secretariat Operations: Taking the Secret out of the Secretariat, will be held on June 3 and October 7 to offer insight and advice on every aspect of successful ISO committee management. Course 208, The Operating Procedures of US TAGs to ISO: Strengthening the US Voice in International Standardization, will be held June 4 and October 6 to let participants explore processes and operating procedures of ANSI-accredited US technical advisory groups (TAGs) to ISO. Read More

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Security Screening Workshop covers standards for non-invasive inspection systems.

May 20, 2010

On April 29-30, ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel hosted nearly 150 technical experts from U.S. and abroad for interactive Workshop on Non-Invasive Inspection Systems for Homeland Security. Event addressed standards and conformity assessment needs for non-invasive explosives detection, including ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation, metal detectors, and automated target recognition for screening persons, luggage, cargo containers, and vehicles. Read More