This section contains links useful to the electrical industry. Please see specific product areas for additional links.
Advanced Heating Solutions
The NEMA Advanced Heating Solutions Section represents manufacturers of electric resistance heating products and/or systems, produced in North America, for residential, commercial and industrial markets, designed for comfort conditioning, snow melting and storage. Includes infrared, resistance heating and cable heating for fixed installations.
AFCISafety.org is a one-stop information resource on the Internet for residential arc fault breaker safety information distributed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Low Voltage Distribution Equipment Section.
AFCI Safety Receptacles
Outlet Branch Circuit (OBC) AFCI Devices are an alternative solution to AFCI Breakers. These devices are designed to help prevent electrical fires that can be caused by potentially dangerous arc-faults in an electrical circuit. An arc-fault is an unintentional arcing condition that occurs in an electrical circuit. Arcing can create high intensity heat, which may over time ignite surrounding material such as wood framing or insulation. Arcing may be caused by damaged wires behind a wall or damaged cords that are plugged into an outlet.
ANSI Z535 Safety Standards
NEMA has published six different standards in the ANSI Z535 series of standards for safety signs and colors as well as a safety color chart for use with all ANSI Z535 standards. Each standard within this series has unique properties which can be used to alert people to hazards in the work place and at home.
Building Owner's Toolkit
For cities that have already adopted energy benchmarking and disclosure laws, NEMA is developed a guide for building owners to help them improve the performance of their properties. Called the Building Owner's Toolkit, this guide features step‐by‐step instructions for building owners on how they can use NEMA member products to improve the efficiency of their properties. Additional chapters of the Building Owner's Toolkit are planned for later this year, including "Safety," "Sustainability," and "Occupant Productivity."
Cable Tray Institute
Cable tray, introduced in the mid 1940's, is a safe and economical solution for supporting requirements of electric power, signal, control, instrumentation and communication cables.
CANENA was founded in 1992 to foster the harmonization of electro technical product standards, conformity assessment test requirements, and electrical codes between Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Child Outlet Safety
In the U.S., an average of seven children per day (mostly boys under age three) are treated in emergency rooms for injuries due to contact with electrical outlets.
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine — is the international standard for medical images and related information (ISO 12052). It defines the formats for medical images that can be exchanged with the data and quality necessary for clinical use. DICOM is implemented in almost every radiology, cardiology imaging, and radiotherapy device (X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, etc.), and increasingly in devices in other medical domains such as ophthalmology and dentistry. With tens of thousands of imaging devices in use, DICOM is one of the most widely deployed healthcare messaging standards in the world.
Electrical Insulation Conference
A trade show and technical conference on dielectric and insulating materials, and coil winding technology, co-sponsored by NEMA, IEEE, and The Electrical Manufacturing and Coil Winding Association.
Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)
Formerly the National Electrical Safety Foundation (NESF), the ESFI was established in 1994 to promote electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace by building public awareness of the importance of electrical safety remains the Foundation's continuing mission. The Foundation works closely with associations, certification organizations, educators, government agencies, consumer interest groups, insurers, unions, and manufacturers interested in or actively involved in promoting electrical safety.
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)
As a broadly based association, EFC stages a dialogue on issues affecting the electro-technical businesses in Canada. At the same time, the Federation's unique Council structure also provides the flexibility for its members from the different segments of the industry to deal with issues that are specific to their sector.
The ENERGY AWARE label helps you identify and purchase a programmable thermostat built to reduce energy bills without sacrificing system performance and individual comfort.
The NEMA Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment/Systems Section represents manufacturers of products or assemblies installed for the purpose of safely delivering and managing electrical energy between an electric vehicle and an electrical source. The purpose of the EVSE Section is to support the development of the EVSE market by leading efforts to educate the market on the features and value of the electric vehicle supply equipment infrastructure around the world.
Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA)
The Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act was signed into
law on December 14, 2010. The law requires federal building personnel –
including those responsible for building management, operation, energy
management, safety, and performance – to demonstrate core competencies, as laid
out by the General Services Administration (GSA). This website was developed to
help federal building personnel meet the core competencies laid out by GSA.
Industrial Energy Efficiency Coalition (IEEC)
The Industrial Energy Efficiency Coalition (IEEC) is an
alliance of companies seeking to leverage their expertise and track record in
industrial controls and automation to promote continuous energy efficiency
improvements in the
industrial sector. The IEEC seeks to promote processes, methods, best
practices, technologies and metrics to improve energy efficiency throughout
Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA)
IDEA was created to manage the development of systems, which foster Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce), throughout the electro-industry. IDEA was jointly founded in 1998 by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).
IDEA is endorsed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA), and the Electro-Federation Canada.
Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA)
The Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA) is a professional organization dedicated to developing cable standards for the electric power, control, and telecommunications industries. Since 1925, the objective has been to ensure safe, economical, and efficient cable systems utilizing proven state-of-the-art materials and concepts.
International Code Council (ICC)
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.
Lamprecyle.org is sponsored by the Lamp Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to encourage the recycling of spent mercury-containing lamps. The Lamp Section represents virtually all manufacturers of mercury-containing lamps that sell such lamps in the U.S.
Life Safety Solutions Online
The purpose of this Life Safety Solutions Online is to promote the use of life saving technologies, including carbon monoxide (CO) detection and notification devices, smoke alarms/detectors, fire alarms and other fire/life safety products.
The on-line resources for lighting professionals.
Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment manufacturers, innovators, and product developers.
National Armored Cable Manufacturers Association (NACMA)
NACMA is a membership organization composed of companies manufacturing Type AC or Type MC cables for use under the National Electrical Code. NACMA provides information to installers, inspectors, engineers and owners in order to effectively specify and install armored cables for use under the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED)
National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), is the electrical distributors' source for networking, education, and service. Since 1908, the National Association of Electrical Distributors has helped electrical distributors grow, prosper, and provide value-added service to their customers, suppliers, employees and the world at large.
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), founded in 1901, is the leading representative of a segment of the construction market comprised over 70,000 electrical contracting firms. The industry employs over 650,000 electrical workers and produces an annual volume of over $65 billion. NECA includes 118 U.S. chapters in addition to others in countries around the world.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, and life safety to the public. Established in 1896, the mission of the international, nonprofit, member organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by developing and advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
National Lighting Bureau (NLB)
The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to educate lighting decision-makers about the benefits of High-Benefit Lighting®.
National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP)
In conjunction with the AASHTO and ITE, NEMA is developing standards for the NTCIP to allow for interoperability between various transportation systems.
Managing your surge protection assets is a critical task in the onerous responsibility of achieving a reliable power system. The purpose of this site is to assist users of surge arresters, in their arrester asset management decisions.
Once only used for indicator lights, SSL technology is now found in a variety of specialty and niche applications, including automotive brake lights, traffic signals, exit signs, and flashlights.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Intl.
The Society of Automotive Engineers is your one-stop resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
NEMA Surge Protection Institute
This site offers an educational resource on low voltage Surge Protective Devices (SPDs). Brought to you by the NEMA Surge Protection Institute, valuable information is available including why surge protection is needed, key applications for SPDs and important information on regulatory and safety standards. Relevant information is also targeted for buyers/end users, consulting engineers/specifiers and installers of SPDs.