Social media, web resources, and online events
If using Twitter for business purposes, cull your Twitter followers regularly. If someone is following you and a thousand others, but not being followed or not tweeting, block them. Also consider blocking tweeters who are not allied with your business goals or who might leave a negative impression on clients.
LinkedIn has many groups where people voluntarily join to exchange views in discussions, ask and answer questions, and share job leads and news. Many professional societies such as ASHRAE, NFPA, and IEEE have groups. Groups are also centered on topics, such as LEED, Smart Grid, and energy. Go to the Groups section of LinkedIn and use keyword searches to find and join groups of interest to you.
Twitter's new lists feature allows anyone to curate the real-time Web. Listorious makes it easy to find the best lists of Twitter users on any given topic, and for list creator to publicize their lists. www.listorious.com
ENERGY STAR for Engineers webcast 1 LU/PDH; 0.1 CEU
Feb. 18, 2 p.m. (EST)
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Lorraine Carli, vice president of communications at the National Fire Protection Assn., tweets the latest news on fire and life safety.
Johnson Controls makes buildings in 125 countries more comfortable, productive, safe, and energy-efficient. Efficiency Now, it's never been more important!
Initiating, pursuing, analyzing, developing, and executing clean energy projects based on breakthroughs in renewable energy technologies and security.
ASHRAE's Twitter account provides information about ASHRAE news and events, new publications, and educational and networking opportunities.
International Facility Management Assn.
The world's largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers.
Women in HVACR
Women in HVACR was organized exclusively for educational purposes to further the growth of women in all areas of the HVACR industry. www.womeninhvacr.org
With lots of free tools, an extensive engineering library, and directories, ENGINEERING.com is the premier online destination for engineers of all disciplines.
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.