Using a framework for creating sustainable site designs is one of the most realistic and effective ways for architects and other design professionals to create sustainable designs. Six fundamental concepts needed to be applied are explained in the post.
Many engineers are afraid to implement green strategies because of lack of familiarity and fear of the risks involved with doing so.
cleantech fundingThe global recession has caused setbacks for companies from a variety of industries, including the clean technology industry, which suffered many funding pitfalls as a result. In spite of this, they should not stop looking for funding. Find out how to avoid these setbacks.
Hot Topics: Green Building – How are We (designers, engineers, etc.) Handling The Evolutionary Process Toward Integrative Design?
A two weeks ago, Karen Tucker, Director of Customer Development at iLiv, posted the following question on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Linkedin Group. Green Building and LEED: How are we (designers, owners, engineers, etc.) handling the evolutionary process toward integrative design?
Call for Papers: American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers will be hosting the 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability on May 17-22, 2010. This exciting event meant as a forum for exchange of innovative ideas, leading edge concepts, new technologies and devices, ongoing R&D efforts, prototype and demonstration projects, commercialization technologies and projects, and visions of the future related to the general theme of Energy Sustainability. The conference will consist of plenary talks, invited talks, panel discussions, workshops, tutorials, technical sessions, poster presentations, and exhibitions. The conference provides a unique opportunity for communication and collaboration between academia, industry and planners in the areas of Solar Energy, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Advanced Energy Technologies. Abstracts are invited in any relevant policy and technology areas.
Top Green Design Firms, Building Team LEED APs and Green Contractors Ranked by Building Design & Construction Magazine
Each spring, Building Design & Construction (BD+C) editors survey the country’s largest AEC firms in the nonresidential building industry. Companies are ranked across six categories—Architects (50), Architect/Engineers (50), Engineers (50), Engineer/Architects (50), Contractors (80), and Construction Managers (20)—based on the volume of commercial, institutional, industrial, and multifamily residential building work completed in 2008. This year, in addition to publishing a list of the top 200 building team LEED APs, they have also published a ranking of the nation’s 150 largest green design firms and a list of 75 of the largest green contractors. The design firms are ranked on billings for work performed in-house. Contractors and construction managers are ranked on the value of construction put in place. For multi-year jobs, only work from the survey year applies.
US Department of Energy Career Intern Program is a 2-year career-entry and development program aimed at hiring entry-level employees into scientific, technical and business occupations in GS 5-9 grade levels within the Department of Energy. Participants receive: a comprehensive individual development plan with features acquiring job-related certifications, formal classroom and online training, and mentorship by renowned government leaders; rotational job assignments with opportunities to travel across the United States and possibly internationally; possible $5,000 to $7,000 Recruitment Signing Bonuses and up to $10,000 per year for student loan repayment; accelerated promotions and the opportunity to advance quickly within the organization and a comprehensive federal benefits package.
To support our client’s needs, we seek individuals with expertise in the understanding of SmartGrid technologies, as well as implementation and policy issues. In this role you will build and manage a group of engineers, economists and other professionals to support utility and government clients that seek to evaluate and install SmartGrid technologies. You will work directly with internal ICF staff, our customers and partners for the purpose of providing advanced business solutions that address the SmartGrid challenges of the utility industry.
GREEN CAREER PERSPECTIVES: Green Resume Tips, Target Your Green Job Search, Green Career Transition Tips, The First Wave of Green Jobs, Job Hunting on Twitter, Find Out Why Van Jones Went to DC
The following green career strategies and perspectives that I found around the web. The topics include: How to write a green resume; targeting your green job search; green career transition tips for the less experienced; who will be needed in the first wave of green jobs; 101 best Twitter feeds for job hunters; and why Van Jones took a job in the Obama Administration.