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Copper Development Association (CDA) Completes Motor Management Best Practices DVD Series

December 22nd, 2013 No comments

By Richard deFay, Project Manager, Sustainable Energy, Copper Development Association (CDA)

Industry relies on electric motors for a variety of uses – power fans, pumps, compressors and more. They also run manufacturing and assembly equipment. But some facility managers don’t realize the cost savings they’d experience by developing a well-managed industrial motors best practice program. CDA has created a program series to challenge those perceptions. Read more…

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Interest Surges in Antimicrobial Copper at the Healthcare Design Conference

December 16th, 2013 No comments

By H. Wayne Seale, CDA Project Manager and Architectural Applications Specialist

The Copper Development Association recently exhibited at the 2013 Healthcare Design Conference, the nation’s leading event for professionals involved in the design and construction of health care facilities. More than 3,700 industry leaders from 30 countries attended the November conference in Orlando. The Center for Health Design hosted the conference in association with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society of Interior Designers, and the International Facility Management Association. Read more…

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Charging Your EV – It’s not as Hard as you Think

December 12th, 2013 No comments

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

I’ve had my Nissan Leaf for nearly two years now (33,000 miles) – and I’ve never been in a situation where my battery has run out of juice. People who are unsure about buying an EV talk about “range anxiety” and worry they’ll be stranded far from a charging station with a dead battery. For me, those worries went away soon after I started driving the Leaf. Read more…

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