eiXtra | The Newsletter of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers
August 1, 2019 | Volume No. 7 Subscribe
Try the 3-30-300 Rule as a Workplace Strategy
For building systems, the rule — $3 for utilities, $30 for rent, and $300 for employee costs (salaries, benefits, etc.) — puts into perspective how an organization typically distributes its occupancy costs.

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NEMA Seeks Expanded Carbon Monoxide Protection in Oregon
Minimizing the risk of CO exposure in private and public areas is a priority for the NEMA Fire, Life Safety, Security, and Emergency Communication Section.

Current Conditions Component Rebounds in July, Future Measure Still Underwater
As one commenter noted, with "no real explanation" readily available for the better than expected business conditions reported by the EBCI panel, the current conditions component leapt by more than 18 points from last month's level to move back into expansion territory at 52.8 points in July.

Buildings are like small cities. They are the infrastructure of our economy and include multiple and varied subsystems that serve to support the people who live, work, and visit them.

Thermostats Know When and How to Keep You Comfortable
A thermostat that is smart and connected can monitor and learn from your daily routine and help reduce energy consumption.

eBiz is a must attend event especially if you are currently working with or make decisions about IDEA ExchangeSM or IDEA ConnectorSM, including Specialists in IT, Marketing / eCommerce, EDI or ERP Administration, Manufacturer Marketing and Product Managers. You definitely don't want to miss the only face to face, one-on-one IDEA ConnectorSM training being offered with product managers and client solutions team. Be the first to hear about the new benefits and features and have all your burning questions answered. Also, attend the IDEA ConnectorSM User Group in person and continue to shape the new platform.

Wire and Cable Standard Covers Uninsulated Conductors Used in Electrical Applications
American National Standard for Uninsulated Conductors—Used in Electrical and Electronic Applications covers single-end (solid) and stranded, coated and uncoated copper, coated copper alloy, coated copper-clad steel, aluminum, and thermocouple extension uninsulated conductors used primarily in insulated wires for aerospace, electrical, electronic and other high-performance applications.

Visit the IDEA web site to find out about all the new features that will be incorporated into the platform.

Upcoming Events
Securing Our Connected Future
November 6-7, 2019
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples, Florida

Securing Our Connected Future
Need a speaker?
Steve Griffith, Industry Director, NEMA Transportation Systems, can discuss transportation systems, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. Patrick Hope, Executive Director of MITA, gave the keynote address, "Ensuring the Cybersecurity of Medical Imaging Equipment," at the Association for Medical Imaging Management Annual Meeting July 24 in Denver. NEMA Field Representative Bryan Holland delivered the keynote address at the International Association of Electrical Inspectors Suncoast Division Seminar on July 27 in Tampa. Contact or visit

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