NEMA Environmental Design Initiative Introduced in Congress

Federal legislation codifying the commitment of NEMA members to eliminate or limit the amount of hazardous substances in certain electrical products was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 14, 2009.

"Today the electroindustry takes another bold step forward in our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship," NEMA President & CEO Evan R. Gaddis said. "The Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment Act codifies our industry's commitment to responsible, environmentally conscious design of electrical products and demonstrates to the world that we continue to develop innovative products that perform safely and are environmentally-friendly.

Employees from Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The Reliable One) recently volunteered to help construct townhome buildings at Habitat for Humanity's Staghorn Villas. Habitat Orlando is building the $6 million townhome development on a 3.9-acre site at Staghorn Drive and Silver Star Road to provide affordable housing to 58 local families. Staghorn Villas, features 10 buildings with four to eight units each, surrounded by green spaces and play areas.

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