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2014-02-28 16:21:57

Release of D.C. Energy Benchmarking Data Shows LEED-Certified Buildings Use More Energy and are More Expensive WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, LEED Exposed, a project of the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA), released research showing that large privately-owned buildings in Washington D.C. certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, actually use more energy than uncertified...

2014-02-27 23:31:27

The Omaha-Midlands facility ranks among the top 10% of data centers in the nation for energy efficiency. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Cosentry, the Midwest leader in data center services, announced today that their Omaha-Midlands Data Center has achieved LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the only LEED Gold Data center in Nebraska and one of just 21 data centers nationwide. Omaha-Midlands had previously been awarded Energy Star...

2014-02-27 23:28:38

Priority Energy will provide energy efficiency products and services to 27 new homes at Floral Avenue in Skokie, IL. These homes will meet Builders Challenge national program requirements for superior indoor air quality, minimal air and moisture leakage, durability and ultra-low utility costs. Skokie, IL (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Priority Energy and StreetScape Development, who together won the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Builders Challenge Award in 2013, will partner again to create...

2014-02-26 12:26:57

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillips Edison & Company announced today that their Salt Lake City office has been awarded LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for commercial interiors. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the nation's foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health...

2014-02-25 23:21:34

The new state-of-the-art facility will focus on the fabrication of components visible to customers, such as doors, entrances, jambs and cab interiors; This is the first elevator manufacturing facility in North America to achieve LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council; the plant is strategically located to achieve some of the shortest customer delivery lead times in the industry. Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Schindler Opens North America’s First...

2014-02-25 08:24:48

Financing Secured for Tenant Improvements CLEVELAND, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Redevelopment began on Victory Center, a 165,965-square foot, four-story building on 3.27 acres in the core of Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor, when Garson Victory LLC purchased the property in 2010. With all new construction completed and financing secured, the Victory Center building located at 7012 Euclid Avenue is set to house Cleveland's growing incubator and accelerator growth-stage companies,...

2014-02-24 12:21:59

SDG&E community facility earns LEED Platinum certification for operations and maintenance from U.S. Green Building Council SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) Energy Innovation Center in the Clairemont area received "double-platinum" LEED® certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council. The newly earned 2013 LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) is in addition to the facility's LEED...

2014-02-18 08:21:24

Illinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia tops list WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®, the world's most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. Utilizing less energy,...

2014-02-17 08:27:25

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced today that Greengrade(®), the company's LEED(®) management software, is able to support projects that are seeking LEED certification under LEED v4, the newest version of the green building program to be released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CG12932LOGO) Launched in...

2014-02-13 23:25:38

AtSite, leading innovator in building performance solutions, grows their executive team by adding former Johnson Controls executive. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 AtSite Inc., a market leader providing building performance solutions, announced the addition of Jonathon A. Spitz to its executive team as Vice President of Business Development. “This is an exciting year for us as we continue to expand our footprint into new markets,” said Davor D. Kapelina, AtSite President and...


Latest Environment of the United States Reference Libraries

Coastal giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus
2014-02-04 09:37:14

The Coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native to the United States and Canada. The Coastal giant salamander ranges from northern California to Oregon and Washington and throughout parts of south British Columbia. The Coastal giant salamander inhabits freshwater lakes, marshes and rivers. The species may also be found in temperate deciduous forests. A nocturnal species, the Coastal giant salamander may or may not go...

Thescelosaurus
2013-04-28 18:48:11

Thescelosaurus, meaning “godlike”, “wondrous”, or “marvelous” and “lizard” was a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur that appeared at the very end of the Late Cretaceous period in North America. It was a member of the last dinosaurian fauna before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event around 65.5 million years ago. The completeness and preservation of many of its specimens illustrate that it might have preferred to live near streams. This bipedal ornithopod is known from...

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2009-01-15 18:26:24

The Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest species of grouse found in North America. It occurs in the western United States and in Canada in southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan. Its habitat is semiarid country sagebrush. Though this species is not considered endangered by the IUCN, its range has shrunk and it no longer exists in British Columbia, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico. This bird is a permanent resident in its range, though some birds...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.