Monthly Archives: April 2012

Something to Think About

“Is that the best you can do?” – Whether you are a buyer or seller, you always want the “best” price, right?  But who defines “best?” Which side of the table gets “best?” What are the rules for doing that

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News Updates for the Week of April 30

1.     States Push Efficiency – States like Pennsylvania are looking to lead by example on energy efficiency through proposed legislative measures. The legislation calls for the state Department of General Services to establish an energy efficiency savings target for all

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News Updates for the Week of April 30

1.     States Push Efficiency – States like Pennsylvania are looking to lead by example on energy efficiency through proposed legislative measures. The legislation calls for the state Department of General Services to establish an energy efficiency savings target for all

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Monthly Special Feature

IECC 2012 Decoded –  The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is a model residential and commercial building energy code produced by the International Code Council. First published in 1998, the IECC was updated in 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and, earlier

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News Updates for the Week of April 23

1.      DOE Report Compares Life-Cycle Energy Consumption of LED Lamps with Incumbent Lighting Technologies – The first report, dealing with lifecycle energy consumption for replacement lamps, was recently published: Review of the Life-Cycle Energy Consumption of Incandescent, Compact Fluorescent, and LED

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News Updates for the Week of April 16

1.     Tracking The Re-Shoring Trend – Re-shoring initiatives are in full force and aren’t expected to let up anytime soon, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) http://www.bcg.com/  In U.S. Manufacturing Nears the Tipping Point: Which Industries, Why, and How

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News Updates for the Week of April 9

1.      New World Trade Center Serves as Model for Urban Energy Efficiency – In the wake of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center (WTC) on Sept. 11, 2001, New York City officials and building planners set out

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News Updates for the Week of April 2

1.     PAR Deadline Extended to April 15 – NAED members now have two extra weeks to return their surveys 2012 NAED Performance Analysis Report. Last year, the NAED PAR revealed the typical electrical distributor generated $50.6 million in 2010 sales.

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