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EPA kicks off Energy Star National Building Competition.

August 1, 2012

EPA's Energy Star program launched 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings with record 3,200 buildings across the country going head to head to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs, and protect health and the environment. More than 30 different types of commercial buildings are facing off this year, representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and District of Columbia. Throughout year-long competition, public can keep track of progress on the web. Read More

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NREL Study shows renewable energy potential in every state.

August 1, 2012

Produced by NREL, U.S. RE Technical Potential looks at available renewable resources in each state and establishes upper-boundary estimate of development potential. Report compares estimates across 6 renewable energy technologies and shows achievable energy generation of particular technology given resource availability. Study includes state-level maps and tables containing available land area, installed capacity, and electric generation for each technology. Read More

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ASABE Completes Revision to ISO standard for front-mounted PTO.

August 1, 2012

Completed revision, ANSI/ASABE AD8759-1:1998 JUN2012, Agricultural wheel tractors - Front-mounted equipment - Part 1: Power take-off and three-point linkage, adopts over speed requirements identical to rear PTO over speed requirements described in ASABE ISO adoption ANSI/ASABE AD500-1:2004 W/Cor.1 OCT2011, Agricultural tractors - Rear-mounted power take-off types 1, 2, and 3 - Part 1: General specifications, safety requirements, dimensions for master shield and clearance zone. Read More

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ASTM Develops Standard for low-speed vehicle barriers.

August 1, 2012

ASTM WK13074, Test Method for Low Speed Barriers for Errant Vehicles, aims to minimize damage caused by automobile crashes at storefront or other pedestrian areas. Standard will specifically cover bollards, barriers, gates, planters, and other products, used in instances not already covered by high-security K-rated bollards, designed to provide simple security, pedestrian protection, or denial of access to vehicles less than 4,500 lb at traffic speeds of 30 mph and under. Read More

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PE Pipe and Fitting Standard addresses mine heap leach aeration.

August 1, 2012

ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems is developing ASTM WK37233, Specification for Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings for Mine Heap Leach Aeration Applications. Specifically, this standard covers requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, perforations, pipe stiffness, elongation, joint separation resistance, quality of extruded polyethylene, brittleness, testing and marking. Read More

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ISO/IEC Standard addresses global personnel certification.

August 1, 2012

ISO/IEC 17024:2012, Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons, aims to harmonize various procedures used worldwide for certifying competence of personnel in different occupations or professions. This global benchmark for personnel certification programs ensures they operate in consistent, comparable, and reliable manner worldwide, allowing individuals to have skills that translate internationally. Read More

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GAWDA Magazine covers Tech Air employee training program.

August 1, 2012

Summer 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today includes description of Train the Trainer program at Tech Air, in Danbury, CT. In program, company's Director of Safety and Compliance, Marilyn Dempsey, works with designated employees to prepare them to become trainers for their departments. When selecting employee to become trainer, Dempsey believes, in addition to experience, important qualities are being energetic, connecting with co-workers, and having interest and passion for job. Read More

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U.S.-China Energy Standardization Workshop covers electric vehicles.

August 1, 2012

Held on July 23, 2012 in Beijing, workshop organized by China Association for Standardization (CAS) and ANSI offered insight on electric vehicle standardization in both China and U.S. Speakers included Joe Bhatia of ANSI, Craig Allen of U.S. DOC, and Ma Lincong, Secretary General of CAS. Event also featured presentation, Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles Version 1.0, by Jim McCabe of ANSI, and overview of Chinese roadmap for electric vehicle standardization, by Zhou Rong (CAS). Read More