“We are known for consumer product goods, and the reality of our business is that it has completely transformed,” says Lauren Sallata, chief marketing officer for Panasonic Corporation of North America. A McKinsey Global Institute study from 2013 identified the 12 most disruptive emerging technologies that could affect trillions over ... Read more »
The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), which has two key goals, seems to be growing. The IAC was started by the Department of Commerce under a different name in 1976. It now is run by the Department of Energy, according to The Daily Reveille, the news site for Louisiana State University. ... Read more »
The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter is launching a first round of “green professionals” (GPRO) courses that target on-the-ground building professionals who seek to integrate sustainable practices into their core knowledge , according to a February 7 report by Construction & Demolition Recycling.
The numbers are in and the results are clear: Energy efficiency is a growing source of employment. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) released its second annual analysis on employment in the energy industry. The 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (SEER) found that 14 percent of ... Read more »
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has introduced “Fundamentals of Fenestration.” The course is designed to train participants in basic terminology and standards for windows, doors and skylights. The organization said that it will cover residential and light commercial products and commercial and architectural applications. The course is designed to ... Read more »
Humidity control is a common pain point among energy and facility managers. Creating a comfortable environment is paramount in maintaining happy customers.
The ninth year of the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps program will see 127 young fellows embedded in 100 organizations. Most will be deployed in the United States, with a handful traveling to China.
Education is the key to a better future. That is true in life – and for energy efficiency efforts in facilities. There is a lot going on that is new for energy managers, from the integration of buildings into the telecommunications network to virtual reality. Education and training initiatives are ... Read more »
ASHRAE’s Spring Online Course features a course entitled “Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Application.” The organization says that VRF systems are being deployed across North America. ASHRAE says that the advantages include zoning applications, variable capacity, distributed control, low operating sound, simultaneous heating and cooling, effective energy usage, quick installation, ... Read more »
Veolia North America, a Boston-area district energy provider, has become a sponsor of Somerville’s Greentown Labs. Greentown Labs is the largest cleantech incubator in the country, according to Veolia. As a Terawatt Sponsor, Veolia will provide incubator participants with access to experience and advice. Veolia provides environmentally-friendly district energy steam ... Read more »
Tarrant County College has opened a $42 million energy training center. The 87,000-square-building in Fort Worth, TX, is said by officials to be the largest such facility in the country. The story says that the goal is to train workers for several industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy and ... Read more »
The Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, WI, has officially unveiled its Energy Education Center. The facility, which has been operational since last month, will enable students to use elements of the building itself as a learning environment, according weau.com. The CVTC Foundation funded much of the $10 million cost of ... Read more »