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2014-10-23 08:26:20

Status Acknowledges Cassidy Turley's Role as High-Quality LEED Project Administrator WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announced today that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated the firm a LEED(®) Proven Provider(TM) for the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance rating system family. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process...

2014-10-22 23:08:24

VI invited to serve on newly constituted Working Group that will look at how materials and resources are part of LEED v4. Washington DC (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The Vinyl Institute (VI) today announced that they welcome the opportunity to participate in an initiative previously announced by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) to encourage the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings. VI has been invited to join...

2014-10-22 08:35:00

RIDGEFIELD, Wash., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenCE, Inc. has launched the industry's first free LEED Exam Prep program to educate design professionals about green building principles and the LEED rating systems. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the premier green building system in the world. The new LEED Exam Prep course features video, animation, music, and case studies. Recently, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its new...

2014-10-22 04:21:12

Company Makes Building Industry's Green Purchasing Decisions Easier by Providing Functional and Environmental Performance Information in Easy-to-Understand Cloud-Based Reports MORROW, Ga., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it has strengthened its position as a leader in sustainable product design and marketing by introducing ten new Sustainable Minds (SM) Transparency...

2014-10-21 23:06:34

Turner’s sixth Green Market Barometer reveals occupant wellbeing and water efficiency are rising in importance and energy efficiency remains the highest ranked benefit of green buildings New York, New York (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Turner Construction Company, recognized as the largest green builder in the United States, today announced the results of their sixth survey of real estate, design and construction executives on environmentally sustainable construction practices. Key findings...

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 12:24:22

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...

2014-10-20 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...

2014-10-20 12:21:56

One of the largest LEED Gold certified buildings in Ohio AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) global headquarters building here has earned a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design(®) (LEED) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council(®). At 639,000 square feet, it is among the largest LEED Gold certified buildings in Ohio. The LEED green building program ensures buildings conserve energy, water and other...

2014-10-10 08:21:49

Awarded EPA's Highest Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Awards in 2014 LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Inspectors Corporation, a leading national Energy Efficiency and Sustainability certification company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, was awarded the WaterSense Licensed Certification Provider Partner of the Year award for 2014 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency today for its work in saving water and reducing water bills for homeowners living...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin