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The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most important challenges of our time.
The building industry is changing: We are no longer designing and constructing buildings in the same way we have always done. The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most important challenges of our time, including global climate change, dependence on nonsustainable and expensive sources of energy, and threats to human health. The work of innovative building professionals is a fundamental driving force in the green building movement. Such leadership is a critical component to achieving the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) mission of a sustainable built environment for all within a generation.
The fundamental building block of market transformation is education. Greenbuild365 , USGBC's interactive green building learning portal, is a tool to engage professionals from a broad range of disciplines—design, construction, real estate, education, and more—in the growing sustainability movement, connecting them to the knowledge they need to be active contributors to the changing dynamics of the industry.
Greenbuild365 expands the educational focus of USGBC's Greenbuild Conference to a year-round forum, providing access to top-quality, innovative learning opportunities featuring timely and accurate information and training. Educational opportunities previously limited by geography are now available to anyone, anywhere—promoting ongoing learning for all.
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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.