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U.S. settles with Costco to cut emissions nationwide.

September 8, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corporation, the nation’s second largest retailer, has agreed to cut emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas chemicals from refrigeration equipment at more than half of its stores nationwide. In settlement announced by U.S. EPA and DOJ, Costco will pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean Air Act violations and improve refrigerant management at 274 stores at an estimated cost of $2 million over the next 3 years. Read More

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CEA announces Press Day schedule for 2015 International CES®.

September 8, 2014

Open exclusively to registered CES media, Press Day will showcase 2015 CES exhibitor press conferences with major product and company news from 8 AM–5 PM on Monday, January 5, at Mandalay Bay. Press Day will also feature a full line-up of exhibitor Power Sessions, 30-minute press conferences for companies looking to break their news quickly and directly to CES media. Full schedule of Power Sessions will be posted to Press Events section of CESweb.org. Read More

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AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard now available.

September 8, 2014

AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard provides end-users with more OEM equipment data and more convenient access, which allows them to better manage and analyze information across fleets. Standard expands original AEMP Telematics Standard to include 19 data fields (with fault code capability). Data is accessed via Application Programming Interface with standardized server-to-server communication protocols. Secure internet protocol allows for manufacturer protection of proprietary information. Read More

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AAMA Fall Conference Registration is still open.

September 8, 2014

Registrations are being accepted for American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference on September 14–17 in Westminster (Denver), CO. Exhibitor spots for Supplier Product Display are also available. Speakers will include Michael Hodgson (ConSol founder), Dick Doyle, as well as Sherwin-Williams representatives Kathy Andersson and Eric Crosby. Also, attendees can test their knowledge via game show to win discounts for FenestrationMasters™ courses and exams. Read More

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NEMA publishes American National Standards for Electric Lamps.

September 8, 2014

ANSI C78.50-2014 defines physical and electrical characteristics of LED lamps included in it. Specifically, standard provides lamp space drawings and electrical features of 2 highly anticipated LED lamp designations: MRX16 and PAR16. ANSI C78.79, a re-designation of ANSI C79.1, describes a system of nomenclature that provides designations for envelope shapes used for all electric lamps. This revision adds solid state lighting category and includes, as a new envelope shape, the MRX. Read More

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SDSU offers tours of animal research facilities.

September 8, 2014

To kick off 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, South Dakota State University, South Dakota Biotech Association, and select Brookings firms will provide attendees the opportunity to tour the campus and select facilities at no cost. Summit will highlight latest advances in livestock biotechnology, address societal concerns surrounding care and use of agricultural animals in both biomedical applications and food production, and explore value of intellectual property to animal biotechnology. Read More

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Safety Recommendations address loss of helicopter engine power.

September 5, 2014

Recommendations made to U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Coast Guard by NTSB included identifying and developing systems and procedures to mitigate risk of ingestion of raw gas discharges as well as subsequent implementation by fixed offshore oil platform operators. Recommendation to American Petroleum Institute included finalizing API Recommended Practice 2L revisions to address venting of raw gases as risk to turbine-powered helicopters operating near fixed offshore oil platforms. Read More

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IPC releases F revisions of electronics assembly standards.

September 5, 2014

With F revisions, IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount components, new criteria for P-style and solder-charged Butt/I SMT terminations, and change to void criteria for BGAs. Also, enhancements have been made to language within documents to provide ease of use and clarity. Read More