Top January articles tout energy efficiency

Most visited articles at www.csemag.com during January 2011 included details on the EPA’s Energy Star program, ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, and California’s Green Building codes.

02/08/2011


January 2011’s leading Consulting-Specifying Engineer online stories include:

Keeping up with Standard 90.1 - The Standing Standard Project Committee 90.1 has been hard at work for the past six years making significant strides in the energy efficiency provisions of 90.1. The goal was to create a 2010 standard that would be used to build buildings that are 30% more efficient that buildings built to the 2004 version of the standard. This article highlights some of the significant changes. Further reading of the document to understand the direct implications is required and encourages.

California Building Code changes take effect - A series of changes to the California Building Code, which went into effect on January 1, 2011, introduce the first-in-the-nation Green Building Standards Code, or CALGREEN. The new code is expected to make new buildings more energy efficient and environmentally responsible by reducing energy, waste and water use. These changes and additions to California’s Building Code are highlighted and explained by Linda Williams of The Willits News.

A passport to international engineering - Some engineering firms are moving beyond North America in an effort to expand their offerings to other countries. Based on conversations with members of the Consulting-Specifying Engineer editorial advisory board, a few tips for international success are recommended here.

Energy Star boosts engineering business - The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program is the primary resource for property owners and operators seeking to reduce costs and demonstrate environmental stewardship through strategic energy management. In this article, some of the key resources, as well as opportunities for service and product providers to build their energy efficiency business with the help of Energy Star is discussed.

Specifying LEDs in lighting design - There is a great deal of hype today about LEDs as a viable "near-perfect" source of light, and although they are generally expected to last far longer than any conventional light source, information on LEDs is difficult to track down. Joseph M. "Jody" Good III discusses why engineers and designers need to understand LEDs more and how to provide clients with the best lighting options.

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act becomes law - The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, recently signed into law by President Obama, is said by Allen Schaeffer to be a significant and important accomplishment for the 11th congress and vital to our national economic growth. Further statements from Schaeffer and a brief background on the DERA are included.

Spectrum HQs LED TrackFAQs: New light bulb standards for California - Light bulb manufacturers are now required to meet new efficiency standards in California in order to save consumers money and energy. By reducing energy consumption the standard will reduce air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels in power plants while producing the same quality of light as traditional incandescent bulbs. Questions and answers on this topic are provided.



No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40; Future vision: Where is manufacturing headed?; Electrical distribution, redefined
Strategic outsourcing delivers efficiency; Sleeve bearing clearance; Causes of water hammer; Improve air quality; Maintenance safety; GAMS preview
World-class maintenance: The three keys to success - Deploy people, process and technology; 2016 Lubrication Guide; Why hydraulic systems get hot
Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Applying network redundancy; Overcoming loop tuning challenges; PID control and networks
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing arc flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Package boilers; Natural gas infrared heating; Thermal treasure; Standby generation; Natural gas supports green efforts

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

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role that compressed air plays in manufacturing plants.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
This article collection contains several articles on strategic maintenance and understanding all the parts of your plant.
click me