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2014-10-29 16:22:58

Lighting innovator expands assembly and testing capabilities with LEED-certified building ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, expands its U.S. operations with the opening of a new LEED-certified facility recently. The 48,864-square-foot-building increases MaxLite's product assembly and testing capabilities and features the company's first full showroom on the West Coast. Located in the Anaheim Concourse...

2014-10-29 12:23:44

What Makes You #CTEnergySmart? WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., is sponsoring a Twitter contest seeking your favorite methods for implementing energy efficiency at home or at work. Between October 28 and November 5, contestants can tweet energy efficiency tips using the hashtag #CTEnergySmart for the opportunity to win one of five $100 American Express Gift Cards. The winner will be announced...

2014-10-29 08:36:21

Future Homes Technology Purchases First home from ECOB's Defensive Lumber Inventory VISTA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that Future Home Technology's (FHT) first Eco Red Shield(TM) home was delivered today in preparation for production to commence this week prior to shipment to the Jersey Shore in the Defensive Sandy Rebuild. FHT recently completed their certification in Eco's Defensive Builder Program which can be...

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...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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