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hen Congress passed the Energy Policy and Conservation Act in 2005, its
members could not have foreseen the changes in security and life safety
systems nor the vast advances in light-emitting diode (LED) technology that would
evolve over the ensuing decade. NEMA has been on the leading edge of those
changes, and we play an important role with Congress and the Administration to
pass legislation and amend regulations that reflect the changes in technology.
In January 2017, for example, the House of Representatives acknowledged the
need to "catch up" by passing two regulatory relief bills that include commonsense
updates to existing Department of Energy (DOE) rules. NEMA supports these bills
and looks forward to swift passage by the Senate and signature by the President:
* HR 511 Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, which maintains an exemption
from DOE efficiency requirements for external power supplies in standby or noload mode for security and life safety products that must remain in active mode to
initiate alarm communications

Michael Pessina
Co-CEO & President
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Vice Chairman
David G. Nord
Chairman, President & CEO
Hubbell Incorporated
Theodore D. Crandall
Senior Vice President
Control Products and Solutions
Rockwell Automation
Immediate Past Chairwoman
Maryrose Sylvester
President & CEO
Current, powered by GE
President & CEO
Kevin J. Cosgriff
Clark R. Silcox

* HR 518 External Power Supply (EPS) Improvement Act, which clarifies the
definition of external power supplies to avoid limiting the benefits of LEDs
and OLEDs
Advocacy of this nature should-and will-remain a critical part of our
association's mission.
The goal of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 2005 was to improve energy
efficiency and drive sustainable energy use. We are committed to driving building
efficiency by promoting smart, connected products, but in ways that preserve
consumers' freedom of choice. After all, we believe consumers are best equipped
to select the products that create better working and living environments in
their buildings.
NEMA helps by identifying areas where regulation can be a barrier to achieving
building efficiency goals. For example, LEDs significantly contribute to the energy
efficiency of smart buildings. Eliminating the opportunity for standby power
consumption in LEDs, as regulations threatened to do, could undermine the
inherent value that LED technology can contribute.
Because the electrical world is highly regulated, I encourage Member companies to
become active in NEMA committees and councils engaged in this important work.
One of the special values of membership is the ability for all of us to join together
and pool our contacts where we have plants and employees with NEMA staff, and
Washington connections that allow us to be especially persuasive in dealing with
the government.
Lastly, I would like to commend NEMA Communications staff and Member
contributors for once again earning three Hermes Creative Awards and an Azbee
Award of Excellence. These represent an outstanding achievement and demonstrate
the vibrancy of our association as well as the importance of advocacy within the
industry, the government, and the public. ei
Michael Pessina
Chairman, NEMA Board of Governors


June 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEMA ei June 2017

Comments from the Chairman
Electric News
Looking Ahead for Building Systems
Adding Value through ESPCs
Energy Benchmarking Equals Energy Savings
Case Studies: NEMA Members Go Big on Innovation
Shining a Light on PV Wire
Code & Standards
Business Analytics
NEMA ei June 2017 - Cover1
NEMA ei June 2017 - Cover2
NEMA ei June 2017 - 1
NEMA ei June 2017 - 2
NEMA ei June 2017 - Comments from the Chairman
NEMA ei June 2017 - Views
NEMA ei June 2017 - Electric News
NEMA ei June 2017 - Looking Ahead for Building Systems
NEMA ei June 2017 - Adding Value through ESPCs
NEMA ei June 2017 - Energy Benchmarking Equals Energy Savings
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NEMA ei June 2017 - Case Studies: NEMA Members Go Big on Innovation
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NEMA ei June 2017 - Shining a Light on PV Wire
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NEMA ei June 2017 - Advocacy
NEMA ei June 2017 - Code & Standards
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NEMA ei June 2017 - International
NEMA ei June 2017 - Business Analytics
NEMA ei June 2017 - Spotlight
NEMA ei June 2017 - Cover4