National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

NREL ranks as top work place in Denver Post survey.

U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been recognized by Denver Post as 2013 Top Work Place." Survey was taken voluntarily by 75% of laboratory's staff, according to NREL Director Dan Arvizu. It covered organizational health, job satisfaction, and engagement with questions on NREL's strategic direction, leadership, values, execution, and individual job satisfaction. Laboratory...

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Precision Metalforming Association, Metal Spinning Div.

April 2013 Business Conditions Report shows dip in manufacturing.

PMA's April 2013 Business Conditions Report shows 16% of 136 participating metalforming companies expect decline in economic activity over next 3 months. Also, 21% of participants predict decrease in orders, while 22% reported decreased average daily shipping levels in April; 44% said shipping was same as 3 months ago. Up from March 2013 and April 2012, 14% of companies reported employees on...

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ASTM International

Standard covers PEX hydronic heating/cooling tubing systems.

ASTM Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems is developing proposed standard ASTM WK38788, Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene OD Controlled Tubing for Hydronic Heating/Cooling Systems. Key focus will be to establish testing and performance requirements for limiting oxygen permeation into hydronic fluid, which if left unchecked can lead to rapid corrosion of ferrous components within...

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ASTM International

Forensic Standard to address digital and multimedia evidence.

ASTM WK27106, Terminology for Digital and Multimedia Evidence Examination, will provide framework for the general public to understand terminology used by forensic professionals. Proposed standard is a compilation of terms and definitions from areas of computer forensics, image analysis, video analysis, forensic audio, and facial identification. Among terms defined in standard are digital...

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IPC ESTC to feature AIO-focused keynote by Intel executive.

At IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference (IPC ESTC) on May 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV, Tuesday Luncheon keynote speaker, Intel Corporation PC client group's Zane Ball, will discuss all-in-one PC (AIO) trends. Presentation, Consumer and Market Trends in PCs," will specifically concentrate on past and current trends in client PCs, but Ball will also share predictions on opportunities ahead...

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BIO International Convention held record number of meetings.

Upon wrapping up in Chicago, IL, 2013 BIO International Convention drew 13,594 industry leaders from 47 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and 62 countries. Global event for biotechnology, hosted by BIO, held record number of partnering meetings and panel sessions on latest science, policy issues, and business opportunities and challenges facing biotechnology...

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BIO aligns with ShareVault to provide member discounts.

BIO program with ShareVault, provided through BIO Business Solutions® program, offers price reductions on ShareVault’s primary secure document sharing and virtual data room services – ShareVault Express, ShareVault Professional, and ShareVault for SharePoint. In addition, some of ShareVault’s value-added services such as maintaining PDF links and eCTD document structure support will...

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EPA updates list of organizations using renewable energy.

U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership released updated list of Top 50 organizationsÂ- using electricity from clean, renewable sources. Intel Corporation, Microsoft, and Apple, Inc. rank in top 10. Agency also released list of 47 partners committed to purchasing green power for 5 yr or more, including 15 higher education institutions. Also, EPA held College and University Green Power Challenge...

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Seattle and King County, WA will upgrade stormwater systems.

Under settlements with Department of Justice and U.S EPA, King County and city of Seattle agreed to invest in upgrades to local sewage and combined stormwater collection, piping, and treatment. Both agreements allow integrated planning approach, encouraging communities to set their own clean water project priorities and invest in fixing most pressing problems first. Also, settlements require...

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Hydraulic Institute

Pump Systems Optimization Course will be hosted by Baldor.

Baldor Electric Company,Â- ABB Group member, will host 1-day course, Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Savings, on May 16, 2013 in Greenville, SC. Course will teach how to identify and reduce hidden operating and energy costs in pump systems, ultimately increasing business profitability. This course benefits engineering-, maintenance-, operations-,...

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