February 2013
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Also In This Issue Utility's mismanagement is N.Y. town's misfortune read_more

S.C. outreach seeks to sign new contractors read_more

Members serving in Mo. state legislature read_more

International Executive Council minutes read_more

North of 49°
Labor-Management Partnership Nets Toronto Local Big Organizing Win read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
Grande victoire de syndicalisation pour une section locale de Toronto grâce à un partenariat syndical-patronal read_more





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Nation's First 'Zero Net Energy' Training Center Under Construction

San Leandro, Calif. — Local 595 is building a new training center, but first it had to build a renewable energy power plant.

Windmills and solar panels surrounding the building produce as much energy as the building will consume. It will be one of only a handful of U.S. Department of Energy-designated 'zero net energy buildings' in the country and one of the first achieved by retrofitting an existing commercial building.

California has enacted stringent energy conservation requirements and renewable energy policies that call for zero net energy commercial buildings by 2030. The new IBEW-NECA training facility — dubbed the Zero Net Energy Center — will showcase the training of technologies that promote energy conservation, as well as renewable energy generation, that will help the state reach its goal.

The new 46,000-square-foot training facility has quickly become a high-profile project for Local 595 and NECA, garnering extensive coverage in California media. read_more

  Local Lines

Officers Column Hill: Tackling Myths read_more
Chilia: Deals or No Compromises? read_more

TransitionsRoss Galbraith;
John Malagise;
Gilbert Solano read_more

CircuitsOhio Members Mud
Brothers read_more

LettersHoliday Miracle read_more

In MemoriamDecember 2012 read_more

Who We AreGeorgia Foreman Doubles as Wildlife Adventurer read_more



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