Archive for May, 2011

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis Installs Copper Sprinkler Systems in New Homes for Safety, Sustainability

May 26th, 2011 No comments

By Andy Kireta, Jr., Copper Development Association Vice President of Building & Construction

When Habitat for Humanity St. Louis (HFHSL) decided to build new homes that were not only energy efficient, but also safe for their new tenants, they looked to copper as the best material for their sprinkler systems. Read more…

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CDA Presents at the Data Center World Conference

May 19th, 2011 No comments

By David Brender, CDA National Program Manager

A history-making 800 IT professionals attended Data Center World in Las Vegas to collaborate on issues concerning  cybercrime, security, cloud computing, collocation, power ,cooling, change management, data center redesign, mobile devices and their role in data centers.  I represented the Copper Development Association and promoted our role in the support of data center infrastructure.  It’s our goal to help keep them online all the time. Read more…

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CDA Presents at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference

May 16th, 2011 No comments

By David Brender, CDA National Program Manager

The NAB Show brought together  broadcasting professionals from the cable, online, mobile, enterprise, telecom, and Hollywood industries looking for the latest video and audio solutions.  The event is the largest of its kind and brought to Las Vegas  15,000-20,000 exhibitors and approximately 150,000 attendees. Read more…

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Vehicle Electrification Opens the Door to After-Market Opportunities

May 9th, 2011 No comments


Vehicle electrification has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years, particularly for major OEMs.  But one of the little-known areas of growth in this area is in the ability of relatively small companies to do big things.  Two such companies are ALT-e and Enginer.  While focusing on very different areas of aftermarket conversion, both companies offer innovative solutions for lowering gasoline consumption and emissions without purchasing a new vehicle. Read more…

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It’s Coming Your Way. The Electric Vehicle, That Is.

May 3rd, 2011 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association, Vice President OEM

Are you ready for an electric vehicle (EV)? According to Ford Motor Co., you are – especially if you live in one of the top 25 cities that are stepping up their EV preparations and infrastructure. But what you might not know is this: Nobody would be ready for EVs without copper – a key resource for both the electric car and the infrastructure that helps make them run. Read more…

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