NAEM Network E-News

January 31, 2007
This week's management quote

"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. "
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969) 34th president of the U.S.


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The news


  1. NYPA Building Earns LEED Gold-EB
  2. Australia unveils multi-billion dollar bid to bat water shortage
  3. The Evolution of Global Carbon Trading Announced at World Economic Forum
  4. Report Card Grades College Sustainability on Endowment and Campus Efforts
  5. Positives and Negatives – 2006, a good year for China Obsessive
  6. Energy Research on a Shoestring
  7. Job Opportunities

NYPA Building Earns LEED Gold-EBarticle
The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) main administrative office building in White Plains will be formally recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of the nation’s premier buildings for environmental sustainability.

Australia unveils multi-billion dollar bid to bat water shortagearticle
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has unveiled a radical 10-billion dollar plan aimed at protecting dwindling water supplies in the world's driest inhabited continent. Faced with the worst drought in a century and the growing threat of climate change, Howard used his annual address on the eve of the Australia Day holiday to outline a 10-point initiative to better manage the island's lifeblood.

The Evolution of Global Carbon Trading Announced at World Economic Forum –article
Vattenfall AB, Alcan Inc., Duke Energy Corporation and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) will work with other leading industries and financial institutions to accelerate the evolution of carbon trading as one of the key components to addressing climate change.

Report Card Grades College Sustainability on Endowment and Campus Efforts–report
The Sustainable Endowments Institute examines campus and investment policies at the 100 US and Canadian colleges and universities with the largest endowments--representing $258 billion collectively, or three-quarters of all university endowments.

Positives and Negatives – 2006, a good year for China Obsessive–article
The past year saw China and India take the initiative, a vast array of standards definitions and some major headaches for large corporates, says Adrian Henriques. For card-carrying members of the corporate social responsibility fraternity, the biggest event of 2006 was surely the ratification of China’s 11th five-year plan by the National People’s Congress in June … wasn’t it?

Energy Research on a Shoestring –article
Americans may have a love affair with renewables and the idea of cutting oil imports and conserving energy, but it is a fickle one.

Job Opportunities

Environmental Manager at Temple-Inland’s Corporate Services Environmental Department in Diboll, Texas, has an opening for an Environmental Manager. This position is responsible for providing a full range of environmental management, guidance and assistance to management and environmental staff at assigned locations to ensure each location meets their general environmental responsibilities. Prefer a Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or related discipline and 5+ years of experience in performing similar work in a manufacturing environment. Travel of 25% is required. Contact: #21643

Manager, Environmental Health & Safety Programs – AOL Corporate Headquarters Drive overall environmental, health and safety programs at multiple sites for AOL across North America. Provide technical expertise, training, and program initiation to ensure compliance with pertinent laws, regulations and AOL Policy matters for AOL offices, call centers and data centers. Write template policy & procedures; assist in tailoring these plans to specific site operations. Over seven years of experience required; general industry or consulting experience preferred. Requires a thorough working knowledge of EPA & OSHA regulatory matters in general industry. Contact: Click here for more information.

Senior Environmental Specialist for Pacific Gas & Electric Company at the Environmental Services Department in Antioch, CA. This position will manage the environmentally-related pre-construction and construction activities at PG&E's Gateway Generating Station in Antioch to ensure compliance with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and other permit requirements. When the plant becomes operational, this position will be responsible for operational compliance and plant employee training for applicable environmental permits and regulations. 5+ years regulatory compliance experience at power plants or similar industrial facilities. 2+ project management experience. Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, chemistry, biology or related field.

Senior Energy Engineer/Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual schooled in "energy efficiency" to become a crucial member of a team doing leading edge research on how to make structures more energy efficient. The selected candidate will have: BS of 10 years+, Masters level of 6-10 years or PHD with relevant experience in Engineering or Thermodynamics, Materials science, Energy, etc. Experience in applied research and/or industrial product development, preferably in the construction industry. This position offers superior compensation, great benefits and excellent relocation to a beautiful, low cost Southeast location. Serve as a technical resource for Product Development with a primary focus on understanding, developing and applying technologies related to interaction between composite materials for application in the building construction industry. Develop and support strategies related to Whole house envelopes focused on energy innovation. Contact: Click here for more information.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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