There are a wide range of smoke alarms on the market, and some come with sealed, non-removable batteries designed to power the device for ten years. In some cities and states, lawmakers have been proposing bills that would require these products to be the only smoke alarms that consumers can install in their homes. NEMA has taken a position against those mandates, and NEMA member Nest agrees that they’re overly restrictive. Joining us to discuss this topic is Nest Counsel, Product & Regulatory Scott Kohler.
Today is Earth Day. Considered by many the birth of the modern environmental movement, it was first established and celebrated in 1970. What are you doing today to make our world a cleaner place?
This is the second of a podcast series focused on NEMA’s Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section. Today we’re chatting with NEMA Northeast Field Rep Jack Lyons about why surge protection is important in settings other than residential. We’ll also discuss what a surge is and how it damages equipment.
This is the first of a podcast series focused on low voltage surge protective devices. Joining us today to discuss how these devices work is Jennifer Friedline, Associate Product Manager–Surge Protection Devices, with Thomas & Betts.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently amended Section 431 of the federal energy code covering the efficiency of electric motors, and this new regulation takes effect on June 1, 2016. In response, the NEMA Motor & Generator Section developed an informative presentation, which they will offer via webinar beginning in April. Joining us to discuss the changes and the webinar series are the section’s Energy Management Committee Chairman Rob Boteler and Immediate Past Chairman John Malinowski.
Recently, our field reps attended the National Electrical Code® (NEC) 2017 First Draft meetings. Today we chat with Bryan Holland, NEMA’s Southern Regional Field Rep, and Don Iverson, NEMA’s Midwest Field Rep, about the meetings and the importance of revising the electrical code every three years.
From February 17-20, the sixth conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies makes its way to Washington, D.C. This year’s theme focuses on the future of the smart grid. How will renewables and emerging technologies converge with the present grid? How do we create smart energy systems?
The NEMA Lighting Systems Division developed a white paper to assist policy makers and government officials in evaluating the important considerations related to their goals to procure energy-efficient lighting systems for their agencies and for state or local communities. Craig Updyke, Manager for Trade and Commercial Affairs in NEMA’s Government Relations Department, clarifies the division’s goals and intentions related to this new white paper.
NEMA’s Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section launched an updated version of its website, nemasurge.org. The website, home to the NEMA Surge Protection Institute, provides information and resources to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers related to surge protection. The website not only looks more appealing, but information is now easier to find.
Today we chat with NEMA Government Relations Manager Jonathan Stewart about battery safety, how to avoid counterfeit products, and how to safely use portable space heaters.