A recent report from McGraw-Hill Construction and Siemens Building Technologies says most corporate leaders are interested in sustainability and green building technology. The majority of those leaders are now examining proactive ways to make sustainability a consistent part of their companiesí missions.
The report shows 60 percent of all CEOs recognize the financial benefits of green building and 67 percent of them see a specific operating cost benefit from green practices. Sixty percent of corporate leaders also see the market differentiation sustainability activities and green building can provide. The survey also notes risk is no longer the primary reason for a company to go green. The driving factors are now financial savings and corporate image.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Wearables are changing the way we see ourselves. With onboard sensors that have access to our bodies, we are starting to know our physical selves like never before, quantifying our activity, our heart rate, breathing, and even our muscle effort.
Last week, the bill for reforming chemical regulation, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, passed the House. If it or a similar bill becomes law, the effects on cost and availability of adhesives and plastics incorporating these substances are not yet clear.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
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