Recognizing their focus on efficiency, renewables, and the smart grid, ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, was awarded the title of “Cleantech Corporation of the Year” at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, which was held March 14-16. The award is presented annually to a global corporation that has made significant progress in accelerating its presence in the cleantech sector through acquisitions, venture investments, product development, and new customer announcements. Enrique Santacana, region manager for ABB’s operations in North America, delivered a keynote address that summarized ABB’s vision of the smart grid and how its various technologies contribute to energy efficiency. Read more
If you do, the Energy Efficiency Forum is looking for them. Nominations for the 2011 Energy Leadership Awards are being accepted until May 12. The award ceremony will be held during the 22nd Annual Energy Efficiency Forum taking place on June 15-16 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Read more
Manufacturers have grown noticeably more positive about near-term business activity, with major improvements in the outlook for employment conditions, according to new findings.
Why hasn’t the massive amount of death and destruction caused by Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and now Japan’s earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility blown the nuclear power industry into obsolescence? Are the green benefits of nuclear power really worth it when tens of thousands – and in some cases millions – of lives are in a perpetual state of risk? It’s a simple question that has been debated for decades and one that probably won’t have a definitive answer for many more decades. Read more
CertainTeed’s new AirRenew™ wallboard employs two technologies to actively improve indoor air quality. First, it cleans the air by permanently removing certain VOCs – mainly formaldehyde as well as other aldehydes – that are circulating indoors. AirRenew™ also incorporates M2Tech® technology, which provides enhanced moisture and mold resistance. It can be used with most water based paints and breathable wallpaper, can be recycled the same as regular gypsum board, and can also be sent to landfills without polluting ground water. Read more
When hiring managers and employers rate the importance of job candidates’ skills during a job interview, communication consistently tops the list. Speaking deliberately, asking the right questions, listening to the interviewer and controlling your body language are among the key ways to communicate in a more engaging manner and nail the job interview.