Category: Energy Efficiency

Strategies for Protecting Electrical Equipment

Learn about the new technical guidance documents that the NEMA Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section that provide information and easy-to-use checklists for evaluating the devices as well as present test results of devices in a real-world surge environment that shows all electrical products, sensors, and systems containing electronic components are at risk of suffering damage from electrical surges.


Part 2: How does surge protection differ in residential, commercial, and industrial settings?

speaker-Jack-LyonsThis 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.

Field Representative Program | NEMA Surge Protection Ins​titu​te


Webinar Series Offered about New Motor Regulation

speakers-John-Malinowski-and-Rob-BotelerThe 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.

Motor & Generators


NEMA Lighting Systems Division Develops White Paper to Assist Government in Energy-Efficient Procurements

speaker-Craig-UpdykeThe 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.


Protecting Life and Property Depends on Effective Licensing, Permitting, and Inspection

speaker-Bryan-HollandElectrical and alarm contractor licensing, construction permitting, and job-site inspection is a fundamental regulatory activity in nearly every state in the U.S. Ineffective or improper regulation of construction can have devastating consequences. NEMA’s Southern Regional Field Representative Bryan Holland joins us to talk about the importance of these activities.

Field Representative Program