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Are You Prepared for the New DOE SEER2 Efficiency Standards?

| by Carrier Enterprise Big changes are coming to the HVAC industry in 2023, as new Department of Energy SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) efficiency standards will go into place at this time. HVAC professionals are responsible for staying on top of industry changes as they occur, but with so many different nuances and regulations associated with new SEER2 testing procedures it can be challenging to keep up. CE is committed to helping HVAC...

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Supplier Spotlight: Carahsoft on Cloud Tech Licensing Challenges, Consolidations, Management, and Cost Control

| by Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services We sat down with Martin Gavin, Senior Program Manager at Carahsoft, to discuss cloud technology licensing challenges, consolidation, management, and cost control. What are the major cloud licensing challenges that educational institutions are facing today? The biggest challenge that we see is disparate purchasing across campus systems, when licenses are bought and activated without regard to expiration or how services are delivered. This...

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How Do the New DOE Lighting Standards Impact Your Organization?

An Overview of the General Service Lamp Regulation | by Batteries Plus Bulbs The Department of Energy (DOE) recently adopted new regulations regarding the types of light bulbs that can be sold within the U.S. In accordance with these new rules, a number of older light bulb technologies will be phased out entirely in favor of more energy-efficient options. This article will help walk you through these new rules, explain what types of light bulbs...

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Even Teachers Can Learn Something New

Enhancing the Presence of Welding Instructors | by Airgas Shaping the Future with Fresh Perspective Welding instructors are shaping the future. Year after year, instructors educate students who will later enter the workforce and help build things we rely on to make the world go round. It’s an important job that doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. Aside from accolades, instructors may not have the opportunity to receive the type of continuing education they...

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Supplier Spotlight: Amazon Web Services’ 4 Pillars of Digital Transformation for Education

By Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services We sat down with Raechelle Clemmons, Leader, Higher Education Business Development and Strategy at Amazon Web Services (AWS) to discuss the 4 pillars for education and how they have helped E&I members. Tell us about the AWS 4 pillars and the value they offer education. AWS is on a mission to accelerate the digital transformation of education. We’re doing this in collaboration with the...

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Printing Sustainability

4 Tips for Eco-Friendly Printing | by Staples This blog originally appeared on the Staples blog. Did you know that 350 million ink and laser cartridges go to landfills every year? Introduce sustainable printing to your home, school, or business with these helpful tips that include recycling ink cartridges and making ink last longer. You know that empty printer ink cartridges need to be replaced and disposed of. But did you know that most used...

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Modern Seating Solutions for the Future of Education

Five Characteristics of a Future-Focused Lecture Hall, Auditorium or Classroom | by Sedia Systems This blog was originally posted on the Sedia Systems blog. When you hear the word future, what comes to mind? For most, the future evokes a sense of optimism. We view it with hope. We see it as a frontier full of opportunities. We believe it will be better than the present. Whether we think about the next month, the next...

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Esports: Creating Spaces That Turn Gaming Fun into Learning

It's Much More Than Child's Play | by Smith System This post originally appeared on the Smith System blog. The meteoric rise in high school esports shows it’s much more than child’s play. Esports has blossomed into a hot topic of conversation, spanning from K–12 to higher ed. How popular is Esports? As of early 2020, 17 states and the District of Columbia offered formal Esports teams. In higher ed, more than 170 colleges and...

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Supplier Spotlight: Carahsoft on Open Source Software

| by Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services We sat down with Rich Savage, Sales Director at Carahsoft to discuss open source software, it’s role in education, and software trends and technologies to keep an eye on in the near future. What is open source software and why is it important to education? Open source means its design is publicly accessible, so anyone can share and modify it. The authors of...

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It’s Time for Your School to Embrace STEAM-powered Learning

| by Pam Aulakh, K–12 Vertical Alliance Manager at Connection This blog originally appeared on Connection's Connected blog. 2020 brought many challenges to learning, and now districts across the country are working to address what has been termed “learning loss”—or the term I prefer “unfinished learning.” Some of the funding that schools are using to help support these programs include ESSER funds from the CARES and ARP Acts. We are seeing a trend where more...

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