Net zero energy renovations
This session summarizes the challenge and lessons learned in negotiating ESPCs to achieve maximum energy reductions in a retrofit, the effective and timely use of ESPCs to finance energy saving technologies.
GSA's vision is to achieve a Zero Environmental Footprint. GSA will eliminate its impact on the natural environment and use its government-wide influence to reduce the environmental impact of the federal government. This session summarized the challenge and lessons learned in negotiating ESPCs to achieve maximum energy reductions in a retrofit, the effective and timely use of ESPCs to finance energy saving technologies, as well as the long-term use of measurement and verification in building operations and maintenance strategies with the desire to extend savings available from an ESPC to beyond a 50% reduction level.
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Presenter: John Simpson, GSA - Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings; and Amy Boyce, USGBC
Presentation provided by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB).
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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