ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016

This energy standard provides a model energy code to jurisdictions interested in regulating the energy-efficient design of commercial buildings. The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) recognizes 90.1 as an alternative compliance standard. ASHRAE recently published the 2016 version, which supersedes

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ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 Revises ANSI C78.81-2016

American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps—Dimensional and Electrical Characteristics sets forth the physical and electrical characteristics of the principal types of fluorescent lamps intended for application on conventional line frequency circuits and electronic high-frequency circuits. NEMA announced specifications

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California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

The 2016 Title 24, Part 6 Code Standards take effect on January 1, 2017: • Residential Lighting: The 2016 Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings.

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Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fan Light Kits; Final Rule

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including ceiling fan light kits (CFLKs). EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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ZigBee and EnOcean Alliances Collaborate

The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, recently announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a leading consortium for battery-less, wireless smart

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Lighting Changes Proposed for ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard

Twenty-three addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are now open for public comment until October 4, 2015. To access the online comment database either to review documents currently posted for public review and

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NEMA Reaffirms New Standards

http://www.NEMA.org • NEMA Reaffirms ANSI C78.1406-2004: P28 Single-Contact Medium Prefocus-Based Projection Lamps for Base-Down Operation—Dimensions. This standard establishes the dimensions essential to interchangeability of single-contact medium prefocus-based projection lamps of T10 and T12 bulb sizes. • NEMA Reaffirms ANSI C78.1407-2004:

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The Existing and Developing Standards for LED Lighting by Bizled Bureau

DOE works closely with a network of standards-setting organizations to accelerate the development and implementation of standards required for LED lighting products, and offers technical assistance and support. Listed are the existing and developing standards and white papers for LED

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A Shakeup for T8

The U.S. DOE recently issued new energy standards for general-service fluorescent lamps, and the standards go into effect Jan. 26, 2018. The new rules are likely to primarily affect availability of standard 4-foot, 32-watt T8 lamps and some reduced-wattage T8

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NEMA Reaffirms Lighting System Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed its ANSI C81 standards for lamp bases and holders. http://www.NEMA.org • ANSI C81.61-2009 (R2014) American National Standard for Electrical Lamp Bases—Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps • ANSI C81.62-2009 (R2014) American National

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New Energy Efficiency Standards for Fluorescent Lamps

The DOE has released two new standards to improve energy efficiency efforts that apply to general service fluorescent lamps and automatic commercial ice makers. The latest benchmarks are expected to reduce carbon emissions by over 435 million metric tons and

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Ohio legislators postpone decision on energy, efficiency mandates

A lawmaker panel postponed action on legislation that would freeze renewable energy and efficiency mandates for two years while a new study committee develops recommendations for future standards. But the Republican leader of the Ohio House said he expects a

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NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2014 Magnet Wire

ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2014 Magnet Wire presents all existing NEMA standards for magnet wire, including standards for round, rectangular, and square film insulated and/or fibrous covered copper and aluminum magnet wire. In addition to general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures

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OSHA to Update Standards Covering Electric-Power Generation and Distribution

The last time OSHA issued regulations for the construction of transmission and distribution installations, gasoline was 55 cents a gallon and “Deep Throat” was the talk of Washington and Hollywood. Earlier this week, the agency announced that it plans to

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News Updates for the Week of October 22

1.      New Ballast Energy Standards to Take Effect November 2014 – In November 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued new rules regulating the efficiency of fluorescent lamp ballasts, which take effect November 14, 2014. The rulemaking creates a new

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