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EPA Takes Steps to prevent paraquat-related poisonings.

March 7, 2016

To prevent poisonings caused by accidental ingestion of paraquat, which can also cause severe injuries or death from skin/eye exposure, EPA proposes closed-system packaging exclusive to proper application equipment, special training for certified applicators, and changes to pesticide label and warning materials to highlight toxicity and associated risks. Several additional proposals are... Read More

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EPA Issues Draft Risk Assessment for 1-Bromopropane (1-BP).

March 7, 2016

U.S. EPA released 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) draft risk assessment for public comment and peer review. This chemical, also known as n-propyl bromide, is used in spray adhesives, dry cleaning (including spot cleaners), and degreasing. According to Jim Jones, assistant administrator for office of chemical safety and pollution prevention, said draft assessment will provide workers and... Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Green & Clean, Machinery & Machining Tools, Non-Industrial Products, Portable Tools

Floor Pad Scrubs, Buffs, Strips, and Polishes Floors while it Creates Jobs

March 4, 2016

Impact Earth™ Floor Pads from Impact Products include top quality stripping, scrubbing, spray buffing, polishing, and burnishing pads in a variety of dimensions. And these floor pads are also part of the USDA Bio-Preferred program, making them the greenest and most sustainable in the industry. Made from renewable, plant-based materials, Impact Earth pads are part of the “bio economy” which... Read More

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EPA Initiates Cancellation of flubendiamide-based products.

March 4, 2016

After having issued agreed upon time-limited registration to those involved, U.S. EPA is issuing notice of intent to cancel all Bayer CropScience, LP and Nichino America, Inc. flubendiamide products. After being informed of EPA's finding on January 29, 2016, above companies were asked to submit request for voluntary cancellation. Both rejected EPA's request, and EPA... Read More

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IEEE Photonics Society calls for Summer Topicals Meetings papers.

March 4, 2016

IEEE Photonics Society issued Call for Papers for 2016 Summer Topicals Meeting Series with "Emerging Technologies for Green Photonics" theme. Original research is being sought in 5 specific topic areas: Emerging Technology for Integrated Photonics (ETIP), Space-Division Multiplexing and Multimode Photonics (SDMP), Nanowire Optoelectronics (NANO), Photonic Hardware Accelerators and Brain... Read More

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TMC honors 5 with Silver Spark Plug.

March 3, 2016

American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council honored 5 industry professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug — at the opening of its 2016 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. This year's honorees include: Curtis Cummings of FedEx Freight, Duane Lippincott of United Parcel Service, Alex Moultanovsky of Automotive Climate... Read More

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Belgium's Red Electrical Devils win Little Box Challenge.

March 3, 2016

Google and IEEE announced that Belgium's Red Electrical Devils, a team from CE+T Power, has won the Little Box Challenge, a competition to invent a much smaller inverter for interconnecting solar power systems to the power grid. Success earned team a $1 million prize while proving that inverters can be the size of a tablet or smaller rather than the size of a picnic cooler. NREL provided... Read More

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EPA announces 8 contracts to small businesses.

March 3, 2016

EPA announced 8 contracts to small businesses to develop innovative technologies to protect the environment, funded through EPA's Small Business Innovation Research Program. Phase II contracts provide companies $300,000 to further develop and commercialize products and ideas. Recipients include: Aspen Products Group, Inc.; Environmental Fuel Research, LLC; ETSVP-JV, LLC; Lucid Design Group,... Read More

Construction Equipment and Supplies, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

SunPower Smashes Installation Time Record for Commercial Solar Power Systems

March 2, 2016

SunPower® Helix™ Roof System Installation Time is Two and a Half Times Faster than Market Competitors SAN JOSE, Calif. - SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) announced today that its SunPower® Helix™ Roof product, the world's first fully-integrated rooftop solar solution for commercial customers, can be installed at least two and a half times faster than competing commercial rooftop solar... Read More

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ANSI Details Efforts of its members and partners.

March 2, 2016

NFPA published report evaluating efficiency of its "Remembering When" fire and fall prevention program. IAPMO India and WQA India signed MOU to collaborate on administration of Certification Scheme for Drinking Water Treatment Systems That Make Microbiological Reduction Claims. CSA Group published list of tips to help consumers recognize counterfeit products. Report released by USGBC... Read More

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TI Unveils Advances in Energy Efficiency, Power Density and New Tools to Speed Power Supply Design at APEC

March 2, 2016

DALLAS - Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN), the worldwide leader in power management integrated circuits, will demonstrate new analog and embedded processing technologies to drive innovation in energy management for next-generation power designs at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), March 21-23, in Long Beach, California. Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here:... Read More

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NREL Collaboration boosts CdTe solar cell potenial.

March 2, 2016

Scientists at NREL collaborated with researchers at Washington State University and University of Tennessee to improve max voltage available from cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell. Their research appears in Nature Energy journal article, "CdTe solar cells with open-circuit voltage breaking the 1 V barrier." This research helps provide path for solar energy being able to compete directly with... Read More

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Klockner Pentaplast Presents New High Performing Floatable Shrink Label Film at AWA International Sleeve Label Conference

March 2, 2016

Montabaur, Germany/Gordonsville, Virginia (United States) – Klockner Pentaplast will highlight the company’s newest shrink label film, Pentalabel® ClearFloat™, at the AWA International Sleeve Label Conference, March 3-4 in Denver, Colorado. These high performing floatable films satisfy the growing market need for films that meet the standards set by the recycling community, while... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, HVAC, Laboratory and Research Supplies and Equipment

Johnson Controls, Arkansas State University Sign $15 Million Energy Performance Contract

March 1, 2016

Recent energy legislation enhances Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting program MILWAUKEE – Johnson Controls and Arkansas State University have signed a $15 million energy performance contract that will dramatically advance the university’s sustainability initiatives, including improvements to lighting, water conservation, waste management, energy management, HVAC and utility monitoring... Read More

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AAMA Webinar on New Window PCR will be open to industry.

March 1, 2016

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) webinar, scheduled for 11:30 am EDT on March 15, will discuss new Window Product Category Rule pertaining to windows, skylights, curtain wall, and storefront. This hour-long webinar will cover use of new Product Category Rule (PCR), what went into creating it, and how it is used to create Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Jenelle... Read More

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EPA proposes revisions to Risk Management Program.

March 1, 2016

EPA is proposing to revise its Risk Management Program regulations to improve chemical process safety, assist local emergency authorities in planning for and responding to accidents, and improve public awareness of chemical hazards at regulated sources. Proposal is the result of information gathered from feedback obtained during listening sessions, Webinars, meetings with stakeholder groups,... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Landscape Lighting Fixtures meet needs of green applications.

February 29, 2016

Constructed with UV- and corrosion-resistant materials, WAC Landscape Lighting collection targets irrigation and green industries. Luminaires produce warm and pure white light, and every product, engineered to work together as integrated solution, connects to same transformer. Products include wall wash, deck/patio lights, 3 in. inground, hardscape, outdoor landscape tape, accent, 1 and... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Green & Clean, HVAC

Tecogen to Exhibit at GLOBALCON Expo

February 29, 2016

WALTHAM, Mass. – Tecogen® Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) is pleased to announce the Company will be exhibiting its premier line of efficient clean energy solutions at the 46(th) annual GLOBALCON Expo to be held March 9(th)-10(th) at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. A full scale model of Tecogen's InVerde combined heat and power (CHP) technology will be prominently displayed in Booth... Read More

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EPA offers $26 million to clean up diesel engines.

February 29, 2016

U.S. EPA announced availability of $26 million in funding to reduce emissions from nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. EPA is soliciting proposals for projects that significantly reduce diesel emissions and exposure, especially from fleets operating in areas designated as having poor air quality. Priority will be given to projects that engage and benefit local communities and... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

LED Luminaire offers visibility in parking lots and walkways.

February 26, 2016

Designed in post top or cantilevered styles, Salvus 20 comes in 75 and 100 W models with CCTs of 3000, 4000, and 5000K. Luminaire delivers approximately 11,000 lm and total efficacy of 103 lm/W. IP-66 rated Optical Module, which is sealed separately as LED/Optic combination, eliminates need for secondary optics. Convection and conductively cooled, integral driver is thermally isolated, yet... Read More