Nation's capital to require developers to go green
According to a report by NPR’s Kathleen Schalch, Washington, D.C. will become the first major city to require that private developers build "green" buildings. New structures will have features such as green roofs, natural light, fume-free carpets and paint, low-flow water fixtures and no-flush urinals, which use a chemical trap instead of water. The new stadium for the Washington Nationals is expected to be the first stadium in the nation certified by the Green Building Council.
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Annual Salary Survey
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