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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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.