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NEMA White Paper helps save energy in commerical buildings.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 25, 2016 - NEMA published white paper that discusses new requirements that help reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary of typical application settings. NEMA's paper pertains to new construction and renovation/remodeling work where permits and certificates of occupancy are required.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

New NEMA White Paper Discusses How to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

Press release date: Oct 21, 2016

ROSSLYN, Va., —Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a white paper that discusses new requirements that help reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains the controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary of typical application settings.

Standards such as CA Title 24-2013 and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 (and 2013) now require that at least 50 percent of all receptacles in designated spaces of a building be controllable, i.e., automatically able to turn themselves off and on as needed.

This paper covers commercial buildings such as retail and office spaces, institutional, educational, and lodging/hospitality. It pertains to new construction and renovation/remodeling work where building permits and subsequent certificates of occupancy are required. 

NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 is available as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.

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