2009 Green Space Collection
Collection of 2009 Green Space Columns.
Making workplaces 'greenspaces'
By David Callan, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Syska Hennessy Group, (Now with Environmental Systems Design), Chicago
California's power play on energy policy
By Michael Ivanovich, Editor-in-Chief, Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Sustainable air conditioning leads to sustainability
By Grahame E. Maisey, PE, and Beverly Milestone, LEED AP
Can you envision an Energy Corps?
By John Suzukida, PE, Lanex Consulting LLC, Shoreview, Minn.
The bleeding edge of green
By John Jennings, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Portland, Ore.
We need disruptive innovation
By Keith W. Cooley, NextEnergy, Detroit
When buildings bite, owners suffer
By Michael K. West, PE, Advantek Consulting Engineering, Melbourne, Fla.
Lighting less to achieve net zero
By Siva Haran, PE, LEED AP, Chicago
Raising expectations for school buildings
By Joseph Clair, PE, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
The future of HVAC design
By David C.J. Peters, PE, Southland Industries, Dulles, Va.
Bridging the climate change gap
Scott Phillips, P.ENG, LEED AP, Stantec Consulting Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Where are energy codes and standards going?
By Ronald E. Jarnagin, ASHRAE, Richland, Wash.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.