Archive for June, 2012

CDA Announces 2012 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

June 30th, 2012 No comments

By Andy Kireta Jr., Vice President, Building & Construction, CDA

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 North American Copper in Architecture Awards, our annual event to increase public awareness and recognize excellence in architectural design for buildings constructed in the U.S. and Canada. Read more…

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Public Charging Stations – Where Do We Really Need Them?

June 28th, 2012 No comments

By John Hipchen, Technical Marketing Consultant, Excel Consulting Group, Palatine, IL Read more…

Start-Stop Technology: A Smart Way to Introduce High-Performing Hybrids

June 22nd, 2012 No comments

By Bob Weed, CDA Vice President OEM

You’ve read the headlines. Battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are in the news as a solution for consumers tired of high gas prices. But General Motors and Ford have a different idea with start-stop systems – a less expensive and less publicized technology. Read more…

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EV Charging – Important and Expanding

June 15th, 2012 No comments

By Bob Weed, CDA Vice President OEM

The big question about EVs and plug-in hybrids always seems to be charging infrastructure. Will people be able to use their vehicles effectively? How much public charging is needed? Is home installation a hassle? Read more…

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Renewable Energy: The Future of America and the Copper Industry (Part 2 of 2)

June 2nd, 2012 No comments

By Zolaikha Strong, Director of the CDA Sustainable Energy Program

We know how valuable copper is to sustainable energy initiatives so over the course of the last two years we have been working with Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to get legislation passed that provides financial incentives for businesses that use of high-efficiency systems. The Energy Efficiency and Industrial Competitive Act of 2011was passed by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with an 18-3 vote and awaits floor consideration.  We’ve also been advocates for more copper use in setting standards for motors and renewable energy with the Department of Energy (DOE). Read more…

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