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Alternative Energy... What’s the Electrical Distributor’s Role?
After: An Altered Future

by Fred Paris
Will the good old days come again? I think it’s more likely that an economic recovery will indeed happen, but when we come out of this, it will not look anything like the good old days. We are going to be able to look back on this period as we can look back on the Industrial Revolution and clearly see a before and after. And the ‘After’ definitely includes more energy efficiency.

Green Electrical Sells
The Education Market is a Smart Move

by Dan Carazo
America’s 4,200+ accredited universities and colleges provide a potentially lucrative opportunity for green retrofit and construction. And, more so than in other markets, Higher Education is warm to going green. The vast majority of campus administrations are supportive of the three core values driving Green Electrical: building sustainability, environmental improvement, and energy cost reduction.

Green Channel

NEMA CEO Talks Smart Grid to Congress
NEMA’s Gaddis testified before a Senate committee.

Expert Sees Housing Growing More Green
from Calgary Herald
Jerry Yudelson (his name should be familiar!) is quoted.

New Green Standards to Mesh with Local Building Codes
from National Real Estate Investor
Anticipating trouble “meeting a groundswell of statutes and ordinances regulating energy consumption.”

Is The Green-Building Market Recession-Proof?
from Architectural Record
“Many say it will need to adapt.”

Halco Lighting

Enabling a Green & Virtual Data Center
Did you know there is a “green virtual gap?”

Why (Green) Schools Matter
Metrics on children & greener schools.

Green Builders, Preservations Need to Team Up
from Building Design & Construction
The National Trust for Historic Preservation spoke at GreenBuild ’08.

LEED Loopholes Close as Certified Goes Regional
from Portland Business Journal
Are some green buildings less green than others?

Green Design: Launching LEED for Retail
from From The Inside blog
Available as soon as July.

Warning on LEED Certification Claims
Many projects registered for LEED certification “don’t complete the process.”

Green Office Evaluation Tool for Tenants
from Building Design & Construction
A tool which “helps identify and implement no-cost and low-cost alternatives to operating in a standard indoor office environment.”

Graphene for the Green Grid
from Technology Review
“Ultracapacitors with electrodes made of grapheme.” Really?

Eco Power

Windfall of Wind Farms Whirl in the Midwest
from Midwest Construction
Cover story of the magazine’s February issue.

Rising Costs Unlikely to Derail New Wind Plans
Rising cost “is only moderately affecting wind’s competitiveness.”

Governors Form Wind Energy Coalition
from Industry Week
It’s a bipartisan group of 23 governors.

Dim Days for Solar Industry
from Denver Business Journal
“Changes in Xcel Energy Inc’s solar power rebate program” didn’t help.

Winner Of City Solar Awards
The city of Sonoma (Calif.) was the best.

China’s New King of Solar
from Fortune magazine
It’s Suntech’s Shi Zhengrong.

Wind & The Grid
from Various Sources
America’s Future Wind Web?
‘Green Power Express’ – A 3,000-Mile Grid
Gore, Reid Plug Electric Superhighway
Cost of Transmission for Wind Power

Reducing Turbulence in Large Wind Farms
A U. of Illinois researcher is working on it!

Yes, they are serious.

Energy Efficiency

VIDEO: Strategies to Increase Energy Efficiency
A Senate committee hears from the president of the Green Building Initiative.

Energy-Efficiency Home & Vehicle Tax Credits
Info on what’s available, from the Alliance to Save Energy.

Optimize the EE of Your Data Server
from eWeek magazine
It’s “the hot topic of the day.”

Trade Service

Survey: Boost Needed on Data Center EE
A survey from Siemens.

Alabama Schools ‘Turn the Lights on’ Energy Savings
Release from the TAC unit of Schneider Electric.

Analysis Finds EE Boost from Model Energy Code
Analysis by ICF on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.

Energy Efficiency Weekly (3/04)
Items on utilities & large-scale solar, a renewable conference, and more.


Spurring the Building Industry Ahead in the Green Movement
Who is supporting “the tenets of sustainability,” and why.

Best Practices for Sustainable Manufacturing
A report from the ARC winter conference.

Schwarzeneger Tells Techies to Go ‘Green’
from Industry Week
California’s governor went home to Germany to talk at CeBIT.

GFF Series Lighting Fixtures

Engineered Products Company has introduced the GFF Series™ Linear Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures certified by NSF International and has a NEMA 6P and IP67 Enclosure Rating. These dust- and moisture-resistant fixtures are suitable for use in wet locations and provides protection to the fixture’s internal components, especially where wash-down to the lighting fixtures is required. The acrylic diffuser withstands breakage typically caused by high-power pressure washers and the labor saving mounting brackets simplifies installation for the contractor. More info

Greening Is Underway – In The Data Center
ABI Research says you have missed it.

Becoming Sustainability Natives
from E magazine
Environmental stewardship pervades every aspect of a school attended by 10-year-old Malia Obama.

The State of Green Business 2009
“Companies are finding new ways to make green thinking top-of-mind for employees.”

The Greening of Kentucky
from blog
State-owned facilities will have to reduce energy consumption.

Taking Action to Reduce E-Waste
from Construction magazine
What E-Waste is and what can be done to reduce it.

Green Data Points

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency
Info on credits for homes, commercial buildings, and more.

DoE To Expedite Economy Recovery Funding
Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s “sweeping reorganization.”

Government’s Clean Energy Funds Target Wide Range of Projects
A look at where the money will go.

Energy Technologies Are Years Behind What’s Needed
from Engineering News-Record blog
We need to capture and store carbon from coal. We can’t (yet).

The Smart Way to Play the Green Revolution
from Barron’s
The financial mag likes ABB, Waste Management, FLP Group, Jacobs Engineering, and Eaton.

Energy Management Services Market – Projection
The North American energy management services market will double from 2008 to 2013.

$25 Billion to Promote Electric Cars is Untouched
from New York Times
“Politicians are breaking down the door asking why the money isn’t being sent out.”

Job Quality in New Green Economy
from AFL-CIO blog
A union take on the kinds of jobs that are being created.

Task Force on Middle-Class Eyes Green Jobs
There’s $500 million for green-job training in the stimulus.

In Search of the Google of Green Tech
"2009 could be a make-or-break year for many green-tech outfits."

New England Cleantech Deals Are Closing
Some deals are getting done!


5737TZ TORK Photocontrol and Time Switch in One!
ON at dusk, OFF and ON at set times, OFF at dawn, saving energy when no light is required! Easy retrofit, no programming required More info



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