Top 10 ways to commission for LEED
The requirement for commissioning as part of the LEED certification process has elevated the commissioning consultant to a key player in achieving certification.
In the summer edition of The Checklist , published by the Building Commissioning Association , Michael Mantai, president of SystemWorCx LLC, offers his top 10 issues when commissioning existing buildings for LEED.
10. Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)
9. Plumbing Fixtures
8. Protection of Ductwork
7. Occupancy Sensors
6. ASHRAE 62.1-2004 Compliance
5. Measurement & Verification (M&V)
4. Outdoor Air Flushout
3. MERV-13 filters
2. Owner’s Project Requirements
1. Basis of Design
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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.