USGBC releases LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
The USGBC LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EB: OM) rating system has passed member ballot and registration is now available.
According to the USGBC , the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EB: OM) rating system has passed member ballot and registration is now available. Among the many upgrades to LEED EB provided by LEED EB: OM are more credits for energy efficiency.
The LEED EB: OM rating system helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements, and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.LEED for New Construction (LEED NC) or LEED for Core & Shell (LEED CS).
The LEED EB: OM reference guide and submittal templates are currently under development, and are expected to be available in May. According to the USGBC, if you choose to register for O&M today, you will have access to the LEED Online Project Summary only.any uploaded template data before requesting the switch.”
USGBC offers free registration for all previously certified LEED NC and LEED CS projects.
For more information about LEED EB: OM, contact the USGBC at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.