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  • California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently issued an executive order committing his state to a Green Building Action Plan based on the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The order specifically calls for action to reduce electricity usage by constructing and operating highly energy-efficient buildings.

  • The National Electrical Contractors Assn. has released its latest National Electrical Installation Standards, NECA 90%%MDASSML%%2004, Recommended Practice for Commissioning Building Electrical Systems (ANSI). The new standard costs $15 for NECA members.

  • Red Herring, an online media source for innovation, technology, financing and entrepreneurial activity, has selected Power Measurement, Victoria, British Columbia, as a Top 100 Innovator for its line of intelligent energy meters and web-enabled software for utilities and large energy consumers.

  • Wrightsoft Corporation, Lexington, Mass., has won its second consecutive AHR Expo Innovation Award—this time, for its Right-Radiant Plus software. Go to page 65 for more products to be featured at this year's AHR Expo.

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