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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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