Federal Support of Ex-Im Bank can Increase Exportation of U.S. Goods and Services

speaker-Philip-MezeyThe Export-Import Bank will go out of business on September 30 if Congress does not act, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s charter expires at the end of this year. Philip Mezey, President and CEO of Itron, shares his thoughts on how federal agency-supported business financing can increase exportation of American goods and services to improve energy and water infrastructure, and economic opportunity abroad.


NEMA Lighting Standard Recommended in DOE Report

speakers-Rob-NachtriebThe Department of Energy recently revised its October 2013 report titled, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier’s Process for Maximizing Success, to include a recommendation of a NEMA lighting standard, SSL 7A-2013 Phase Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting: Basic Compatibility. This is big news for the lighting industry, and here to provide more details is Lutron’s Rob Nachtrieb. He is chair of the NEMA Lighting Controls Section and former chair of the committee that created SSL 7A.


Did you know? Voluntary codes and standards involving nuisance alarms have changed.—Part 6

speaker-Richard-RobertsThis 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.

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