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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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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.