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Green Electrical Sells: DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
By Dan Carazo
I recently came across a speech given Feb. 3 by President Obama in which he urged Penn State University students to make America's energy and technical innovation their highest priority. More

Green Channel
Housing may not be booming at this very moment, but the greening of residential continues apace. NAHB plans to update its (rolled out in 2007) green standard — and, in a survey, members of that association say homes in 2015 will be smaller...and greener.

Also in the Channel — a green auto salvage yard? Yes, and it's more productive, too. Plus: Three items delivered via video, including advice from "Dr. Retrofit."

EPCO Lighting Fixture Houses up to Six T5 or T8 Lamps
Engineered Products Company (EPCO), has expanded its energy efficient GFF Series™ Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures. With capacity for up to six T5 or T8 lamps, the “new” GFFW Series Lighting Fixture is ideal for high-bay locations and other locations that require above-average lighting. Using the GFFW lighting fixtures can reduce the overall number of fixtures required to meet lighting needs. more

Eco Power
What's the big challenge to making the smart grid work? According to Jeff Drees of Schneider Electric, the answer is…people. His company's headquarters is in Palatine, Ill.; nearby there's Chicago — which identifies as the "Smart Grid City."

Also Powerful — growth of 90%-plus in smart meter revenues (2008 to 2010); a 900% increase coming in electric utilities' data flow; residential TSG hurdles.

Halco Lighting Technologies® is Raising The Bar

Halco’s ProLED® lamps raise the bar in performance and value
– delivering both the quality and quantity of light your application requires.

Energy Efficiency
Is CALGreen (California's now-in-place regulation set) better than LEED, or not? Take a look. Johnson Controls delineates what it's been doing for government entities. And energy transparency in — of all places — Washington, D.C.

Also Efficient — Charlotte, N.C., puts stimulus money to work (yes, now) to make 13 commercial buildings more efficient and to support other municipal goals.

Bonding & Grounding Facts

For the facts on Field Modification of UL Classified Tray, download Legrand/Cablofil’s new Technical Guide and White Paper.

How should industry talk to the U.S. government about green products and services? The boss at GSA advises savvy use of "judo and kabuki" (we're not making this up). How do you make sense of those offering sustainability technology? Seven steps.

Also of Sustenance — has the green "movement" stalled because we're not all Al Gore? Did you ever consider becoming Al Gore? Maybe it's a marketing problem?

Green Data Points
We in the electrical business think "charging stations" when EVs are discussed, but there are other concerns, too — like the cars. Did you know the $109,000 Tesla Roadster has a 245-mile range? Are you aware of the EV company with three recalls in six weeks?

Also Pointed — what's Ford doing on EVs? A look at the exciting plans of BMW. Why Nissan and GM limited production — at least at first. And: Smith.

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