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2014-04-07 08:24:07

PORTLAND, Ore., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced today that it is seeking applicants to serve as members of its consensus body, which is being formed to formally update its new construction assessment protocol - ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. The standard was originally completed in 2010 and must be updated every five years according to procedures established by the American National Standards...

2011-08-18 14:35:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, has announced a partnership with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) designed to help bolster the American workforce for the growing number of clean energy jobs of the future. Under a memorandum of understanding signed July 28, ANSI and IREC will pursue an independent, joint accreditation program for credit or non-credit...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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