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2009-06-01 07:00:00

Environmental Claims Validation launches with Serious Materials' new EcoRock drywall product NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UL Environment Inc. today announced it has validated environmental claims for Serious Materials' new drywall product, EcoRock(TM). This represents the first validation of claims by UL Environment since its launch in January 2009, and the first product in the 115-year history of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to receive an Environmental Claims Validation. UL...

2008-06-24 09:03:13

Serious Materials announced today that it has acquired Alpen Windows. Alpen was named a 2007 Top 10 Green Building Product by Building Green, and is recognized as the leader in high-performance, energy-efficient windows and glass. Alpen products are installed in the San Jose Convention Center, Boulder Municipal Library, McDonald's PlayPlaces, and thousands of other commercial and residential projects. "Adding Alpen to our family of companies lets us offer highly energy-efficient windows and...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'