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2014-09-04 23:12:54

The state of Illinois has recognized Alpha Controls & Services for completing effective energy saving projects for public facilities in the program year 2014 as part of the state’s Energy Now Program that offers rebates for energy saving projects. ROCKFORD, Ill (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The state of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) officially recognized Alpha Controls & Services as a leader in implementing energy saving projects for public...

2014-09-03 12:23:02

Incorporates Best of American and European Green Home Building Practices FORT MILL, S.C., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Active House USA, a custom sustainable home in the St. Louis suburb of Webster Groves, MO combines leading sustainability and high performance building practices from around the world and is now an active home occupied by David and Thuy Smith and daughter Cameron. This prototype home defines the next generation of sustainable home building in this country, combining...

2014-08-27 08:29:14

ECOB's Augusta Facility Receives Seven Truckloads ­of Lumber from Bridgewell Resources with Seven More Truckloads Scheduled to Arrive Next Week VISTA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that the Company's Augusta, Georgia facility has received seven truckloads of dimensional framing lumber and panel products from Bridgewell Resources, with an additional seven truckloads scheduled to arrive next week. This lumber will be...

2014-08-22 08:25:37

Rigid adherence to brand standards in new hotel construction without factoring in specific regional and climatic conditions can result in significant mold and moisture issues, Liberty reports. ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world's largest and most complex building moisture and mold problems, has a warning for hotel design and construction teams....

2014-07-09 12:22:44

Clean-tech pioneer celebrates U.S. ingenuity with list of motivating environmental initiatives NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From Philadelphia's commitment to hit aggressive environmental goals in six years to Corpus Christi's cutting-edge wind energy plan, Recyclebank today revealed 10 American initiatives it is recognizing for setting the bar for urban sustainability and environmental practices. The company that encourages and rewards smarter, everyday choices for a...

2014-07-01 23:12:58

Brenna S. Walraven Announced as National Advisory Board Member Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 AtSite, a leading provider of smart sustainable building solutions, is pleased to announce that Brenna S. Walraven, Managing Director, Head of Property Operations, USAA Real Estate Company, has joined the AtSite National Advisory Board. Walraven oversees property operations for USAA Real Estate Company, a 12-time Energy Star Partner of the Year award winner. She also manages the development...

2014-07-01 23:02:51

New options, including Green Roofs and LEED-specific reporting, are available in Version 5 of the free software tool that is key to earning the LCA credits in North American green building programs. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute today released Version 5 of the Impact Estimator for Buildings, its acclaimed life cycle assessment (LCA) software package for North American building designers. The Impact Estimator is a free and compliant whole...

2014-06-30 23:04:22

Brad Hall of New Energy Works Timberframers Construction Group, recently certified as a Passive House Tradesperson, will lead the company’s incorporation of Passive House practices for their energy efficient timber frame homes. Farmington, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 New Energy Works is dedicated to learning the evolving building techniques for high-performance, energy efficient homes and now will include Passive House principals in the design and construction phases of new homes. Brad...

2014-06-26 08:28:19

First Major Research into Design/Health Connection NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most - physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and United Technologies. The survey results were announced today at the opening session of the American Institute of...

2014-06-24 23:13:44

Max Provides Remote Indoor Environmental Quality Monitoring Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 AtSite Inc., a leading provider of smart sustainable building solutions and services, last week introduced Max, a smart building robot, at the IBCon/RealComm Conference, in Las Vegas, NV. Max is part of a broader development project by AtSite to explore the future of true machine to machine smart building technologies. In addition to providing remote visual inspection of building conditions,...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.