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.
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.