High Performance Building Conference
The annual conference, scheduled for March 2012 in California, is designed to help promote energy savings for building design and architecture.
The 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference will take place March 12-13 in San Diego Mission Valley, Calif. The purpose of the meeting is for government agencies and individuals to discuss methods and ideas on how to improve energy efficiency, renewable applications, and operating practices for both the present and the future.
The conference itself will be divided into a technical track with an emphasis on strategies for saving energy and a policy track with an emphasis on updates and forecasts for legislative and government action.
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- Benchmarking of utility consumption
- Economics, design and construction
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- Building envelopes
- Lighting and daylighting
- Passive HVAC
- Plug loads
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey