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NREL Scientists and Engineers recognized for top innovations.

During its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony, NREL recognized researchers and staff for 169 new innovations, a record-breaking number of inventions in fiscal year 2015, and a 33% increase from last year. Event acknowledges NREL's innovation and partnering successes and honors the scientists and engineers behind them, including this year's Distinguished Innovator...

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AAMA Summer Conference Early Bird Registration closes May 18.

Scheduled for June 12–15 at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, AAMA 2016 National Summer Conference will feature speakers covering wide range of topics, including cybersecurity, sustainability, market forecasts, product innovation, codes, and more. AAMA Southeast Region Summer Meeting will follow immediately after, June 15-16, in same location and will feature a slate of speakers specific to...

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Mark Wingate named Small Business Person of the Year.

U.S. Small Business Administration named NEMA Board of Governors member Mark Wingate of MVC-Maxivolt the 2016 Small Business Person of the Year for the Lubbock–West Texas District. A third-generation entrepreneur, Wingate has invented and designed dozens of electronic devices and electrical systems, and he has earned patents for medium-voltage applications in both industrial and government...

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EPA Celebrates Programs, Tools to prevent asthma attacks.

In observance of Asthma Awareness Month (May), U.S. EPA spotlights ways people can help prevent asthma attacks: identify and avoid environmental asthma triggers, create Asthma Action Plan with doctor's help, and pay attention to local air quality conditions- via airnow.gov and Air Quality Index app. Also, National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management, presented on May...

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HI Announces Activities at 2016 Pump Summit Americas Conference.

Hydraulic Institute (HI) will participate in Pump Summit Americas Conference in Houston, TX by sharing knowledge and perspective at several sessions. On June 13, programming will include- sessions on DOE pump regulations and rotodynamic centrifugal pump design/application as well as Pumps 101 training course. June 14th will see workshops on power station pumps; positive displacement pump...

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AAMA releases document for friction-based sash balances.

AAMA recently released an updated document establishing requirements for materials, testing, and performance for friction-based balance assemblies used in hung-type windows. Update ensures the document conforms to most recent version of the North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for Windows, Doors, and Skylights. Voluntary Specification for Friction Based Sash Balances was last...

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Andres Ojalill to serve as standards development manager.

IPC announced addition of Andres Ojalill as its new standards development manager in Europe. Ojalill has experience working with IPC’s network of training and certification partners in Europe and has represented IPC’s standards team at various industry events. As standards development manager, Ojalill is responsible for facilitating European working groups to develop addenda for existing IPC...

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EPA funds research centers at three universities.

Funded through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, $30 million in grants will be used to create research centers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA; Harvard University in Cambridge, MA; and Yale University in New Haven, CT. Research centers will investigate regional differences in air pollution and effects of global climate change, technology, and societal choices on...

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NREL to host National Lab Impact Summit.

On May 4, Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will host event at NREL to bring together nation's public- and private-sector energy leaders to formulate next stage of clean energy technology innovation. Technology showcase will include: Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy 3D-printed building and utility vehicle; advanced vehicle displays including...

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NREL's Romero chosen top young professional in U.S.

Rachel Romero, a building systems engineer at NREL, has been named a 2016 New Faces of Engineering recipient by ASHRAE. Romero, 29, joined NREL in May 2010 and is only the second person at the laboratory to be so honored. She has been working with the Department of Homeland Security to increase use of electricity from renewable sources. Romero earned her bachelor's degree in mechanical...

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