N.Y. City's 111 ways to green its commercial building codes
Report from NYC Green Codes Task Force, which is led by Urban Green Council, outlines energy saving measures for commercial buildings
The NYC Green Codes Task Force released a report containing 111 recommendations to improve NY City building codes, as well as codes for zoning, health, consumer affairs, and environmental protection.
According to Urban Green Council, the task force was convened by Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Quinn in July, 2008. Led by Urban Green Council, the task force "was charged with recommending green changes to the laws and regulations affecting buildings in New York, bringing them to the next level. The 111 recommendations largely impact new construction and renovations."
Some measures include removing impediments to green practices, such as zoning restrictions for many of them removing current impediments to green practices, such as modernizing boiler regulations and eliminating zoning restrictions for renewable energy.
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.