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2014-02-13 16:21:34

"Architects can help meet rising demand and earn five AIA credits." PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Building Initiative(TM) (GBI) announced today that between Feb. 13 and April 15 it will provide free access to its online certification course for Green Globes Professionals(TM) (GGPs). GGPs help guide building projects in achieving Green Globes(®) ratings, awarded for environmentally-focused design and construction. (Photo:...

2014-02-11 23:29:39

Steven Winter is one of ten cross-disciplinary experts handpicked to guide the Hanley Wood Sustainability Council’s Vision 2020 initiative, which is now in its third year. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Steven Winter Associates Inc. (http://www.swinter.com) is pleased to announce that firm President, Steven Winter, has been selected to join the 2014 Hanley Wood Sustainability Council. Mr. Winter is one of ten cross-disciplinary experts handpicked to guide the Council’s Vision...

2014-02-11 12:28:21

35 Homes in Rivera Greens Community Start with Superior Walls Foundations NEW HOLLAND, Pa., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presented its prestigious "Project of the Year Award for Green Site Development - Single-family Detached" to Natale Builders on February 5, 2014 for the company's construction of the ultra-efficient, environmentally-friendly Rivera Greens subdivision. Located in Clarence, New York, the 35 sustainable green...

Research Reveals Give And Take Of Urban Temperature Mitigating Technologies
2014-02-10 12:14:36

Arizona State University Life in a warming world is going to require human ingenuity to adapt to the new realities of Earth. Greenhouse-gas induced warming and megapolitan expansion are both significant drivers of our warming planet. Researchers are now assessing adaptation technologies that could help us acclimate to these changing realities. But how well these adaptation technologies – such as cool roofs, green roofs and hybrids of the two – perform year round and how this...

2014-01-29 12:22:59

OCALA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClosetMaid, a business of Emerson, announced today that its ventilated wire shelving is now certified by SCS Global Services, a leading third-party certifier for environmental labels and claims, for recycled content and meeting indoor air quality standards. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/FL55146) ClosetMaid's wire shelving products earned its first SCS Recycled Content Certification in 2010 for being made from 75 percent...

2014-01-23 12:24:11

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Big-D Construction (www.big-d.com) was recently awarded the 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Award by the United States Department of Energy for their work on the National Park Service Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Calabasas, California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120806/LA52663LOGO) Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in conjunction with the Federal Interagency Energy Policy Committee,...

2014-01-22 20:21:00

DUBLIN, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t5kbvv/5_critical_hot) has announced the addition of the "5 Critical Hot Spots in the Building Industry in Asia-Pacific in 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t5kbvv/5_critical_hot ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The market outlook focus on five important areas in the building industry...

2014-01-21 23:03:27

Combining Green Point Ratings, Energy Upgrade Ca and Home Performance Contracting helps some businesses grow in California's slow economy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 The nonprofit, Build It Green, announced that Building Doctors won a 2013 Green Point Rated Award and has been named California’s Home Performance Contractor of the year for 2013. The award honors Building Doctors for its leadership in residential green building in California and its role in expanding the...

2014-01-20 23:03:21

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Green Concrete. Market for Green Concrete is projected to witness strong growth led by rising awareness over the role played by buildings in CO2 emissions, escalating fuel prices, and increased government incentives for green building projects such as tax benefits. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Green concrete is an eco-friendly concrete, characterized by its low environmental impact in terms of energy...

2014-01-20 08:21:00

GreenCE launches Health Product Declaration(TM) (HPD) and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) program for building products for LEEDv4 RIDGEFIELD, Wash., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenCE, Inc. has launched a strategic partnership with GreenWizard, Inc. to facilitate increased communication between sustainable design professionals and product manufacturers. GreenCE is the nation's leading provider of sustainable design education with over 100,000 subscribers. GreenWizard,...


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Ecoscaping
2013-03-25 13:08:21

Ecoscaping incorporates the disciplines of landscape architecture and spatial planning with environmental science and offers an innovative approach in forming a sustainable and nature friendly design and/or construction. Every part of land is unique and provides different materials and micro-environments; ecoscaping aims to design in harmony with the land to produce an environmentally healthy and sustainable landscape. Ecoscaping strives to take an existing structures and areas and add...

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  • 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.'