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Code Alerts

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Codes and Standards Committee

The Codes and Standards Committee is composed of technically knowledgeable representatives of NEMA member companies, appointed each year by the NEMA Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Committee (SCAPC).

Engineering Bulletins

International and Regional Standardization Committee (IRSC)

The International and Regional Standardization Committee (IRSC) is responsible for representing, supervising and coordinating all work of the Association in the development and implementation of International/Regional programs that address technical standards, product and manufacturing regulations and their respective conformity assessment systems.

High-Performance Buildings Council

NEMA’s High-Performance Buildings Council (HPBC) was established to promote the adoption of high-performance technologies and systems that increase the energy efficiency, safety, resilience, sustainability, productivity, and security of federal, commercial, and multi-family residential buildings.

NEMA Premium Efficiency Transformers Program

The NEMA Premium Efficiency Transformer Program will help utilities, commercial buildings, and industrial plants incorporate super high-efficiency electrical transformers into their operations.

NTCIP

The National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Protocol is a family of standards that define the functional control and communications profiles for electronic traffic control equipment.

Popular Acronyms

Field Representative Program

NEMA's field representative program serves NEMA members by promoting the use and adoption of the National Electrical Code ®(NEC ®) and by monitoring regional developments of importance to the electroindustry.

The ABCs of Conformity Assessment

Conformity assessment is important to suppliers, consumers, and regulators. It enables producers to demonstrate that their product(s) meet relevant design and safety standards and gives consumers confidence when selecting products in the marketplace.

Code Enforcement Officials

Building Code Officials, Electrical Inspectors, and others the capability to view NEMA standards, guides, white papers, and Engineering Bulletins covering NEMA products ranging from Adjustable Speed Drive Systems to recommendations for Handling Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment. 

Smart Meter Facts

NEMA members manufacture equipment that is building America’s Smart Grid—a 21st century electric grid that uses information and communications technologies, such as smart meters, to maximize the efficiency, reliability, affordability of electricity, and ultimately help consumers make informed choices about their electricity usage.

Life Safety Systems Guides and Manuals Fire Detection, Alerting and Signaling
The codes, standards and technologies in the Life Safety Industry are constantly changing; NEMA has educational materials available for you to stay current. The available publications have been prepared by Industry Leaders in Fire Safety and Life Safety.