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2014-10-21 12:25:47

ORCO LEADS THE WAY IN SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING IN ORANGE COUNTY NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Southern California's leading concrete masonry products producers, ORCO Block & Hardscape (ORCO) www.orco.com took home the award for Most Sustainable Manufacturer at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) - Orange County Chapter's "Greenest in the County" Eco-Awards. The purpose of the Eco-Awards was to honor accomplishments in sustainable practices and to educate...

2014-10-21 12:25:37

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Fixtures is proud to announce new LED amber flood lights as part of its comprehensive line of wildlife-friendly luminaires. In many areas, especially coastal communities, excessive artificial lighting can harm wildlife, like sea turtles that need a dark sky to orient towards the ocean. For this reason, many local ordinances require wildlife-friendly lighting. Access Fixtures LED amber flood lights and area lights are visible to...

2014-10-21 12:24:22

The LEED® Platinum net-zero modular home will be moved from the Greenbuild Expo to its permanent location in Make It Right's Lower 9th Ward community in New Orleans as part of the effort to revitalize an area heavily affected by Hurricane Katrina VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A cadre of innovative wallboard and insulation products from CertainTeed is delivering a perfect blend of performance and sustainability to the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome. Designed and...

2014-10-21 12:24:00

KPMG committed to ensuring all major office renovations and new office constructions meet LEED energy and environmental standards NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced that its Short Hills, New Jersey office attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) - the 25(th) KPMG office to do so. KPMG is committed to ensuring all of its major office renovations and...

2014-10-21 08:28:08

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the architectural and exhibit teams now on board, the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation has moved into the conceptual design phase for a new museum and education center at Patriots Point. Safdie Architects of Boston, MA, and Gallagher & Associates museum planning and design, of Silver Spring, MD, are officially on board and have begun an intensive four-month process that will culminate with renderings of...

2014-10-21 08:26:28

Backed by Smart Building Technology from Honeywell, USGBC's LEED Dynamic Plaque Helps Measure and Improve Ongoing Facility Performance MINNEAPOLIS and WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced they are working together to deepen facility sustainability by integrating USGBC's new LEED(® )Dynamic Plaque((TM)), a near-real-time monitoring tool with integrated building automation technology from Honeywell...

2014-10-21 08:22:49

CHARLOTTESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally acclaimed architecture firm William McDonough + Partners announced today the opening of a global factory and parts facility for Hero MotorCorp. Hero MotoCorp is the world's largest manufacturer of two-wheeled automotives, and has officially opened the site for production in Rajasthan, India. Dubbed a "Garden Factory" by architect, author, and globally recognized thought leader William McDonough, the project showcases...

2014-10-20 23:11:14

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one of the most popular suppliers of bamboo products, has unveiled its new range of bamboo deckings. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one of the most popular suppliers of bamboo products, has unveiled its new range of bamboo deckings. Moreover, the company has launched a special offer for these natural items; they are now available at deeply discounted rates. As is known to most people, it is hard to overstate the significance of online...

2014-10-20 23:05:13

E-Lite! is the first ever recessed can light that plugs directly into a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch. With the marriage of PoE switches and LED lights, consumers are about to witness the biggest change in lighting since Thomas Edison introduced the world to the electric light bulb. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 NuLEDs, the pioneers of Lighting-over-IP®, today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to introduce E-Lite!, lighting-over-IP Ethernet based LED lighting....

2014-10-20 12:32:53

CertainTeed, Saint-Gobain to share story behind the sustainable renovation of its new corporate headquarters VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading by example, the Building Science and product innovation experts from CertainTeed will provide a behind the scenes look at the dramatic, sustainable transformation underway at the company's new headquarters during the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. Plans for the new corporate campus will be the cornerstone of...


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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless. Unlike most forms of pollution, light pollution isn't persistent: turn the lights off, and the...

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