LEED 2009 open for public comment
The U.S. Green Building Council has opened LEED 2009 for public comment.
The U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors recently voted to send LEED 2009 out for
. LEED 2009 is a new version of the rating system that delivers against key environmental and human health impacts. This puts in place a transparent framework for weighting credits accordingly, based on the best available science.
With its introduction in 2000, the LEED Green Building Rating System helped to spark a revolution, articulating a new set of integrated, measurable goals that changed the way we approach the design, construction and operation of our offices, schools, hospitals, and homes. Over the past 8 years, the USGBC has moved it steadily forward, evolving the way it measures and rates building performance, backdrop of increasing urgency to find solutions to climate change and energy dependence.
That buildings account for fully 39% of US C0 2 emissions sent the issue of dramatically improving building performance to the top of USGBC’s agenda in 2006.e to evolve as a better, more refined tool for green building.
LEED 2009, coupled with an expanded third-party certification program and significant enhancements to LEED Online, make up a multi-faceted initiative referred to as LEED v3.
Review the memo to the USGBC Board of Directors that the LEED Steering Committee prepared, which provides the framework and background on what the public comment process entails. The public comment process will be open for 30 days, until June 22 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
More information and engineering resources are online about LEED Accredited Professional .
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.