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Duke Energy: US solar will eclipse wind in 2013
Bloomberg
The U.S. will add more solar power in 2013 than wind energy for the first time as wind projects slump and cheap panels spur demand for photovoltaic systems, according to the head of Duke Energy Corp.’s renewable-energy development unit. The U.S. may install 3 gigawatts to 4 gigawatts of wind turbines this year, and solar projects will probably exceed that, said Gregory Wolf, president of Duke Energy Renewables. The U.S. added 13.1 gigawatts of wind power last year, beating natural gas for the first time.
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4 strategies for green roof maintenance
BUILDINGS
While your building may be able to support a green roof, your staff must be ready to keep it alive. There are a variety of strategies that you should employ to give your facilities team a green thumbs up. "The most concerning and damaging error regarding green roof maintenance is not having a plan in place," says Andy Creath, owner and founder of Green Roofs of Colorado, a firm that designs, installs, maintains, and consults on green roofs. "No one visits them and they wonder why it's not alive months later. You need to get eyes up there."
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More facilities managers moving into the C suite
North Bay Business Journal
The role of facility managers is expanding, enabling some to move from middle management closer to the C suite — 11 percent are senior executives working alongside the CEO, CFO and COO. “The definition, importance and scope of what we do has changed dramatically,” said Robert Ule, president of the Redwood Empire Chapter of IFMA (International Facility Management Association) based in Sonoma County, Calif.
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Top 5 facility management jobs
BUILDINGS
What are the top jobs in facility management? Facilities management job titles can vary as widely as a facilities manager’s responsibilities. Perhaps that’s why the salary of a career in facility management can range from $56,689 at the 10th percentile to $105,056 at the 90th percentile with a median of $80,780, according to Salary.com.
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Facilities management caught in a time warp
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With the intense competition, high cost of operations and still struggling economies, businesses are seeking ways to become leaner, more agile and increase operational efficiencies. Concentrating efforts on cutting costs makes sound business sense, and that is where the importance of outsourcing facilities management comes in.
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