High Performance Building Council set to unveil final report to Congress
The High Performance Building Council will unveil its final High Performance Building report to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Dept. of Energy during a luncheon briefing scheduled for June 18, 2008.
The High Performance Building Council (HPBC), a multi-stakeholder group formed to advance the mission of developing environmentally-friendly, high performance buildings through the effective use and development of voluntary consensus standards, will unveil its final High Performance Building report to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Energy during a luncheon briefing scheduled for June 18, 2008.
The HPBC’s report to Congress will offer an assessment of current voluntary consensus standards and rating systems for high performance buildings, how they can be used, and what other standards are needed. The American National Standards Institute
Launched under the auspices of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), the HPBC was formed in 2007 to address the needs outlined in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 . Section 914 of the Act addresses the development of high performance buildings that combine the objectives of reducing resource energy consumption while improving the environmental impact, functionality, human comfort, and productivity of the building. related article on the involvement of ANSI-accredited standards developers in the report is available.
Annual Salary Survey
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.