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www.amca.org —Certified Rating Program standards for air handling and control equipment as mentioned in the article, as well as educational manuals such as AMCA 200, Air Systems; AMCA 201, Fans and Systems; and AMCA 202, Troubleshooting.
www.energydesignresources.com —Design briefs for engineers and architects.
www.peci.org/ftguide —Functional commissioning tests for RTUs.
www.CEE1.org —The Consortium for Energy Efficiency, which sets specifications for use by energy efficiency programs.
www.acca.org/quality —Downloadable Quality Installation Standard plus standards and information on QI verification protocols, quality maintenance, and quality restoration.
wcec.ucdavis.edu —The Western Cooling Efficiency Center at University of California -
www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/phaseout/Factsheetprecharged.html —U.S. EPA, Fact Sheet: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—Ban on Sale or Distribution of Pre-Charged Appliances. This site has a link to the transcript referenced in the article, which includes detailed critiques by AHRI, Danfoss, Johnson Controls, and other industry stakeholders.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey