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Oct. 21, 2008
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Major Employers Want YOU!
from AFE
Numerous major employers have posted “help wanted” announcements in the CareerCenter on our web site. For example: the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, California, is seeking a facilities engineer; Disney in New York, N.Y. is seeking a facilities director and Honda of America Manufacturing in Marysville, Ohio, is seeking a facilities engineering coordinator. Other openings are Yale University, the University of Virginia, Washington State University; Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Jones Lang LaSalle. More information here.
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International Energy Management Standard to be Agreed
from BusinessGreen
An international standard on energy management is to be created by standards institutes worldwide to help establish a globally recognised way for organisations to measure energy use. BSI British Standards, along with the national standards bodies of the United States of America (ANSI), Brazil (ABNT) and China (SAC), is to head up the committee charged with developing the new standard, known as ISO 50001. More

Certified Plant Maintenance Manager Course Set for February, March ‘09
from AFE
AFE will conduct the Certified Plant Maintenance Manager course online in February and at a classroom in Indianapolis in March, 2009. Applications are being accepted now. Eligibility requirements are current employment as a maintenance professional and two years of experience.

Course participants will become proficient in preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, work flow-planning and scheduling, computerized maintenance, investment returns and Total Productive Management. Upon successful completion of an exam, they will earn the prestigious CPMM credential.

The live, interactive online course will be taught 12-4 p.m. ET on Feb. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23 and 26.

The Indianapolis course will be taught at downtown site 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16-20. AFE Region II is helping coordinate it.

Maintenance professionals also may opt to pursue the CPMM course and be tested on their own, at any time throughout the year. The same application requirements apply. As a study aid, AFE offers the “CPMM Review Pak” containing the topics contained by the exam.

To apply go to Members of AFE are entitled to discounts on program fees and materials. For more information about the CPMM, Certified Plant Engineer or Certified Plant Supervisor programs contact Katrina McEwan at (703) 234-4123 or


The Cool Economic Draw of Thermal Energy
from New Brunswick Business Journal
New Brunswick's ocean water and rivers could generate thermal energy that industry experts say would attract businesses to the province. The cold air produced by deep sea water cooling is part of thermal energy that is being marketed as green.The technology traps and stores cool temperatures from bodies of water to use as air conditioning during summer months. Heat captured from building operations can provide warmth during winter months. More

Oct. 29 Webinar Topic: Hidden Risks of Green Buildings
from AFE
David Odom and George DuBose of Liberty Building Forensics Group will conduct a webinar on the hidden risks of green buildings on Oct. 29. Other one-hour webinars coming up: how ductless mini-split heat pumps can reduce energy costs with Gary Nordeen and Bill Kingrey, PE, of the Northwest Building Efficiency Center/Washington State University Extension Energy Program on Nov. 5; mold in ductwork with AFE member Roger Morse of Morse Zehnter Associates on Nov. 12, and achieving sustainable buildings with Susan Haifleigh, an executive at VFA Inc., on Jan. 13. All current members can attend for free. Non-members are welcome; the cost to them is $99 per person, per session. Reminder to Certified Plant Engineers, Certified Plant Maintenance Managers and Certified Plant Supervisors: You can get 0.1 CEU or recertification credit for participating in any of these webinars. To register, click here.

U.S. Mayors, USGBC Join Forces to Green Schools
from GreenerBuildings
The U.S. Conference of Mayors has formed the Mayors' Alliance for Green Schools, which will work with the U.S. Green Building Council toward the goal of making the nation's schools environmentally friendly within a generation. More

AFE Seeks People with Expertise in Going Green
from AFE
AFE is asking for volunteers to share their knowledge of sustainability and related “green” topics. Specifically, we're looking for people with experience handling matters related to the environment, and who can do live, educational presentations. Contact Carol Lawrence at (703) 234-4068 or,

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