DOE implements criteria for Energy Star water heaters
The U.S. Dept. of Energy recently announced Energy Star criteria for water heaters.
The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) recently announced Energy Star criteria for water heaters , the first in the history of the program.d 270 million therms of natural gas.
Water heating currently represents up to 17% of national residential energy consumption, making it the third largest energy user in homes, behind heating and cooling, and kitchen appliances.
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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.