Pilot program tests energy efficiency of commercial buildings
Commercial buildings in Canada could begin receiving energy efficiency report cards as early as next year.
According to a story in the
Journal of Commerce ,
commercial buildings in Canada
could begin receiving energy efficiency report cards as early as 2010.
ASHRAE is developing an energy rating system that is making
headway with federal and provincial governments.
ASHRAE's Building Energy
Labeling Implementation Committee presented its label prototype and the results
of a pilot project at the association's annual meeting in June.
The Building Energy Quotient or Building EQ focuses exclusively on energy use.
It provides an "as designed"
(asset) rating for new buildings based on the components specified in the
design, including mechanical systems, building envelope, orientation, and daylighting.
Read the full story in the Journal of Commerce .
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.