DOE, China partner to research fuel-efficient buildings
The two largest energy-consuming countries in the world, the United States and China, have announced a partnership to research fuel efficiency.
A new research partnership was announced between the United States and China , the two largest emitters of greenhouse gasses worldwide. The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center will feature engineers and scientists from both nations researching and promoting more fuel-efficient buildings.
U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu said that the two countries would contribute a combined $15 million to the research, which will look at new technology that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Combined, the U.S. and China release nearly 40% of the world's carbon dioxide into the air.
Energy efficiency in buildings is a major issue in both countries, and Chu said that by working with the Chinese, the two nations can resolve this major problem.
"The U.S. and China are two great nations, and clean energy is one of the great opportunities of our time," said Chu. "Working together, we can accomplish more than acting alone."
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.
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.