Report: Green buildings are a bright investment
An industry study finds that “bright” green structures help building owners garner significant ROI while helping the environment.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association has released of a comprehensive report on “bright” green buildings, which incorporate leverage intelligent technologies in sustainability-minded design. According to the report, these buildings not only foster environmental stewardship, but they also provide a significant return on investment.
The report features a number of case histories that illustrate how companies from around the world have used advances in green building and networking technologies to increase profits, lower costs, and help the environment. Authored by Frost and Sullivan, the report features input from a range of firms, including Cisco Systems, Johnson Controls, and Trane.
According to Peter Templeton, senior vice president of education and research at the U.S. Green Building Council, the report offers useful information about the role integrated control systems can play in constructing green buildings.
“The conclusions of the study help advance progress toward achieving our vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation," says Templeton.
To download a free copy of the study, visit www.caba.org/brightgreen .
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Annual 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.