Building Automation System (BAS) students at the Terry campus were treated with a presentation on the history and future of building automation from the owner of Radius Systems, Mr. Mike Helm. He visited us for two hours on Wednesday talking with the students about how the career field grew into what it today and also where it is heading. The presentation was very informative and was enjoyed by the students. They also had an opportunity to ask Mr. Helm questions pertaining to the career field and the future job market in BAS. We look forward to seeing Mr. Helm again some time down the road!
Conventional wisdom might suggest there’s no need for energy providers to rush to embrace millennials as a priority demographic. After all, many of them live with their parents who largely pay for the new products and services their household adopts.
However, energy utilities need to take action now to capitalize on millennials who are already flying the nest and becoming energy customers.
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Check out ScienceAlert.com’s explanation of the Paris Climate deal, “Here’s what you need to know about the new Paris climate deal — this is how 195 countries have agreed to tackle climate change.”
Over the past two weeks, leaders and delegates from 195 world nations have been formulating a global agreement on the reduction of climate change at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. They’ve now reached this agreement, and governments are expected to follow through with their various commitments to make it happen. [Read more]
Over the summer, we posted an article on a science mentorship website called SAGANet.org about our new major, Building Automation Systems, to help the general public as well as the academic community understand what this program is and what it’s value is in an increasingly STEM dependent world. Click this link or the image below to read more!
First 100% Electric Big Rig
Climate Progress: This 100 Percent Electric Eighteen-Wheeler Just Hit The Road In Germany
BMW and the SCHERM group have collaborated to develop an electric version of a big rig truck by the company Terberg. The 40-ton truck has a range of about 62 miles per charge, and that charge takes three to four hours to complete.
“It’s CO2-free, quiet and generates almost no fine particle pollution. Compared to a diesel engine truck, the electric truck will save 11.8 tons of CO2 annually.” – BMW Group Press Release