Nonresidential building LEED certification surpasses 2 billion sq ft
The total footprint of commercial projects certified under the U.S. GBC LEED green building program has surpassed 2 billion sq ft.
The U.S. Green Building Council (U.S. GBC) has announced that the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green building program has surpassed 2 billion sq ft. An additional 7 billion sq ft is currently in the pipeline across the globe as registered projects.
LEED is certifying 2 million sq ft of commercial building space each day in more than 130 countries. Today, nearly 50,000 commercial projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising 9 billion sq ft of construction space.
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.