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
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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.
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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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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.