Today we’re discussing the history of nuisance alarms in commercial buildings and the advancements the industry has taken to reduce them. Our guest is Dan Finnegan, Industry Affairs Manager for Siemens Building Technologies.
This is the sixth of a podcast series focused on smoke detection issues. Today we’re discussing the changes to several voluntary national consensus codes and standards intended to reduce nuisance alarms with Richard Roberts, Industry Affairs Manager for Honeywell Life Safety, and Co-Chair of the NEMA 3SB Smoke/CO Group.
This is the fifth of a podcast series focused on smoke detection issues. Today we’re discussing facts about nuisance alarms and dispelling some misconceptions with Richard Roberts, Industry Affairs Manager for Honeywell Life Safety, and Co-Chair of the NEMA 3SB Smoke/CO Group.
Today we’re discussing how smoke alarms and detectors have contributed to the reduction in fire fatalities since the late 1970s. Joining us is Richard Roberts, Industry Affairs Manager for Honeywell Life Safety and Co-Chair of the NEMA 3SB Smoke/CO Group.
Steve Griffith, NEMA’s Smart Grid Program Manager, stops by to discuss the relationship between the Smart Grid and high-performance buildings, as well as how to address grid congestion.
Today we’re chatting with Ryan Franks, NEMA’s Energy Storage Technical Manager, about the benefits of energy storage in buildings, as well as changes seen in the energy storage market.
Today we’re learning about the City Energy Project, a joint project of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Institute for Market Transformation. Kimi Narita, Outreach Manager of the City Energy Project at NRDC, joins us to discuss more in depth the goals of the project. To learn more about Kimi’s activities with NRDC, visit her blog: switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/knarita/
National Public Radio (NPR) has moved its headquarters into a new, high-performance building in downtown Washington, D.C. What went into designing and building this new space? Bryan Chun, an associate with Hickok Cole Architects and project’s architect, stops by to tell us.
Patrick Hughes, NEMA’s High-Performance Buildings Policy Director, joins us today to discuss the purpose of High-Performance Buildings Week, as well as trends he’s seeing in the high-performance buildings marketplace.
National Electrical Safety Month begins May 1, and today we’re chatting with Brett Brenner, President of Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), about ESFI’s 2014 efforts to increase awareness of electrical hazards and how to reduce electrically-related fires and other hazards.