Data center earns LEED certification
The new data center for L.L. Bean has been awarded U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification.
Awarded the LEED Silver certification , the 18,000 sq ft data center is equipped to hold up to 144 racks of servers, with 4.2 kW of power for every rack. It also created energy efficiency by recycling half of its construction waste and by using materials sourced in New England.
Earlier in June, the USGBC stated it was working on a plan to monitor data centers . The current LEED certification process can evaluate the centers, but there are no unique guidelines for those types of buildings.
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.