Tally up your LEED credits
A free tool from The Mohawk Group enables calculation of a building’s potential LEED score in minutes.
Unveiled at Greenbuild, The Mohawk Group’s LEED PLUS Calculator is a Web-based tool that allows users to search building products and calculate LEED points and other industry environmental ratings in minutes.
To use, customers can log onto the Mohawk Web site, select a product, then choose which system to rate it against: LEED, CHPS (Collaborative For High Performance Schools), GGHC (Green Guide For Healthcare), or LABS21 (Laboratories For The 21st Century). Users also can check compliance for prevalent third-party certifications. Results are delivered via a PDF report; users can save their reports and use them as supplemental product documentation to be included along with LEED or equivalent certification submissions.
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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