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.
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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