Category: Energy Efficiency

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.

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HPB Week—Part 3: What is the City Energy Project?

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/

High-Performance Buildings

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The 2014 edition of ANSI/NEMA MW 1000 will be available soon. What are the new product specifications in this edition?

Today we’re discussing updates to the 2014 edition of the ANSI/NEMA MW 1000 standard. Joining us today are Mike Leibowitz, Secretary of the NEMA Magnet Wire Section Technical Committee, and Jim Avery, Quality Assurance Supervisor at MWS Wire Industries and current Technical Committee Chairman. They will discuss five new product specifications—two for aluminum wire and three for copper wire—and give a preview of future specifications.

NEMA MW 1000 – Magnet Wire

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The Patrick Project: The Journey to Create a Net-zero Energy Home

It’s one thing to promote high-performance buildings, and another to actually walk the walk. Today we’re chatting with NEMA Policy Director for High-Performance Buildings Patrick Hughes about his latest high-performance building project: his home. He’s in the process of turning his 100-year-old rowhouse into a net-zero energy residence.

High-Performance Buildings

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What is solid-state lighting and why is this technology so valuable?

Today we chat with Sal Cangeloso, founder of computer hardware site XYZcomputing.com and author of “LED Lighting: A Primer to Lighting the Future,” to discuss solid-state lighting technology and what makes it so valuable. We also touch on the shift to energy-efficient lighting, a transition that’s been moving forward steadily for the past two years.

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