HVAC industry demands expanding knowledge
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.
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
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Annual Salary Survey
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.