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Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition

NEMA recently convened a coalition of organizations interested in educating the community about the commercial buildings tax deduction provision of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and promoting its proper implementation and use.

At the most recent meeting, NEMA President Evan Gaddis told representatives of nearly 40 organizations that the provision, which mandates tax incentives for achieving national energy efficient goals, "is a win for everyone. We’re going to do our level best to promote this program, encourage builders, architects, manufacturers, and others to take advantage of it, and work with government toward speedy, effective implementation of the law."  More..

Related Press Release: Broad Coalition Plans Response to Rules of Energy Efficient Building Tax Incentives

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Invensys Selected for SCADA System on China's Longest Crude Oil Pipeline
Invensys Process Systems has been selected to provide advanced supervisory control and data acquisition for the Yanjiang Oil Pipeline in China. 11/3/05

ABB Wins $27 Million Power Contract in Bahrain
ABB has won a $27 million turnkey order for indoor substations. 11/1/05

Iteris Secures Two Major Awards for Vantage Video Detection Systems in Canada
Iteris Inc., and its regional distributor, Interprovincial Traffic Services Ltd., were recently awarded two significant orders for Vantage Video Detection Systems in Western Canada. 10/31/05

Honeywell Signs $20 Million Service Agreement with Hungarian Company
Honeywell has been awarded a  $20 million, five-year agreement from a subsidiary of MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company to provide after-market services across MOL's four refinery and petrochemical sites in Hungary and the Slovak Republic. 10/27/05

Saft Wins Order for Innovative Hybrid Tram Batteries for the City of Nice
Saft has won a $2 million euro order from Alstom to supply nickel-metal hydride integrated traction battery systems for its CITADIS trams currently under construction for the city of Nice. 10/25/05


Mergers & Acquisitions

Siemens to Acquire Bewator
Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Bewator from the Swedish private equity group EQT. 11/4/05

Schneider Electric Aquires Crydom-brand Assets
Schneider Electric has acquired U.S.-based Silicon Power Corporation’s solid state relay assets, sold under the Crydom brand name, for $71 million. 11/4/05

Emerson Network Power Acquires Cooligy
Emerson Network Power has completed the acquisition of Mountain View, California-based Cooligy, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of active cooling technology for microprocessors and other heat-generating components. 10/28/05



ANSI Names S. Joe Bhatia President and CEO
S. Joe Bhatia has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of the American National Standards Institute, a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. 11/3/05



Panasonic Wins Recycling Award from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently recognized Panasonic Corporation of North America, whose headquarters are in Secaucus, New Jersey, with an award for the company’s outstanding achievement in recycling. 11/2/05

Johnson Controls, VA Medical Centers Win Federal Award
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Centers in the Midwest will be honored with a 2005 Federal Energy and Water Management Award for an innovative energy program in which Johnson Controls, Inc., guaranteed savings of $26 million. 10/31/05

GE Healthcare Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership
Frost & Sullivan recently named GE Healthcare as the recipient of the 2005 Award for Technology Leadership for excelling in all stages of the technology life cycle, clear industry leadership, and continuous product innovations. 10/27/05

Schneider Electric Receives Best of European Business Award
Schneider Electric recently received the grand prize for the Best of European Business Award 2005. 10/26/05

Federal-Mogul Receives Best Supplier Award from Iveco
Federal-Mogul Corporation has received Iveco's Best Supplier Award for superior performance in 2005. 10/25/05


IDEA Contracts NEMA/BIS to Help Develop Benchmark Pricing
Industry Data Exchange Association, an industry-owned e-commerce service provider, has announced a joint effort with the Business Information Services division of NEMA to develop benchmark pricing for certain electrical supplies commonly referred to as commodity products. 11/2/05

NEMA's October EBCI Still Positive, but Future Confidence Weakens
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current conditions in North America retreated in October from the previous month’s near-record high, but remained strongly positive at 71.7 points. 10/27/05

IDEA Contracts ByteManagers for Data Sourcing Program
Industry Data Exchange Association announced a joint effort with ByteManagers, Inc.,  to expand their data sourcing program with electrical manufacturers. 10/26/05

NEMA Applauds Launch of American Business Coalition for Doha
NEMA applauds the launch of the American Business Coalition for Doha (ABCDoha) to support the current round of World Trade Organization negotiations. 10/25/05

NEMA Offers Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment Safety Information to Areas Struck by Hurricane Wilma
In response to electrical hazards posed in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma, NEMA is offering free access to its brochure, Guidelines for Handling Water Damaged Electrical Equipment. 10/24/05


NEMA Revises Standard For Measuring Distribution Transformer Loss
NEMA has published TP 2-2005, Standard Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Distribution Transformers, to provide a standardized method for measurement of distribution transformer loss to achieve energy efficiency levels outlined in NEMA publication TP 1. 10/27/05


Square D Deploys Restoration Teams Helping Rebuild Gulf Coast
In an effort to expedite rebuilding efforts in hurricane-damaged areas, the Schneider Electric North American Operating Division, best known in the United States by its Square D brand of electrical distribution and control equipment, has deployed service restoration teams to the affected regions. 10/31/05

School Devastated by Katrina to Re-open Thanks to Donation from ABB
During Hurricane Katrina, St.Clare Elementary School in Waveland, Mississippi, was flattened to its foundation. Classes were cancelled indefinitely, but the school recently received from ABB 18 completely assembled circuit breaker panels, which are critical to get the air conditioning, heating, and lighting systems functioning properly. 10/24/05


Rockwell Automation Establishes Asia-Pacific Business Center in Singapore
Rockwell Automation will establish a business center in Singapore, consisting of select business management, engineering, and manufacturing operations. 11/1/05

Lithonia Lighting Pledges $250,000 to NAED Education & Research Foundation
The National Association of Electrical Distributors has announced a $250,000 commitment by Lithonia Lighting, an Acuity Brands Company, to the NAED Education & Research Foundation. 10/28/05


November 7, 2005
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