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Senate Commended on Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act.

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Jul 30, 2010 - NEMA commends US Senate on its passage, by unanimous consent, of S. 3250, the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act, which will help reduce energy consumption of federal government by training federal facility managers to implement and properly use existing energy-efficient technologies. While encouraging House to follow suit, NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis said this can help reduce overall dependence on foreign oil while also reducing carbon footprint of federal government.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Commends Senate on Passage of Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act

Press release date: Jul 23, 2010

ROSSLYN, Va.-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) commends the U.S. Senate on its passage, by unanimous consent, of S. 3250, the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act. This legislation would help achieve President Obama's goal of reducing the energy consumption of the federal government by training federal facility managers to implement and properly use existing energy-efficient technologies.

"NEMA commends the Senate for its fast action on this legislation and encourages the House to follow suit," said NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis. "Training federal facility managers on how to properly use these existing technologies will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and help the largest domestic user of energy-the federal government-reduce its carbon footprint."

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

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