Software development community
The Panoptix software development community by Johnson Controls monitors and displays energy and water use in real time to improve energy efficiency and sustainability in operations.
The Panoptix software development community by Johnson Controls provides building data, tools, and support to developers to create and market applications that address energy efficiency, sustainability, and operations. Five initial partner-developed applications will be available for purchase in the Panoptix marketplace, which provides a global venue to sell applications to building owners and operators. Applications were created by and are available from EnergyAi, Lucid Design Group, EnergyPoints, FirstFuel, and T4G. Lucid Design developed the Building Dashboard application in Panoptix, which monitors and displays energy and water use in real time on touchscreen kiosks and the Web, providing a sustainability engagement platform for occupants, building visitors, and the public.
Annual Salary Survey
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.