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2014-07-25 16:21:45

RALEIGH, N.C., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The three-story, 100,000-square-foot school opened in fall of 2013 and represents the first LEED Platinum elementary school in North Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140725/130403 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools partnered with...

2014-07-23 08:25:34

HOUSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroNational, owner, manager and developer of Houston's Memorial City, announced today the completion and grand opening of a unique concept in a collaborative and sustainable office of the future. The Treehouse - a two-story, 14,700-square-foot structure located at 963 Bunker Hill in Memorial City - is home to all of Memorial City's development activities including master planning, architecture, construction and interior design. The Treehouse...

2014-07-22 08:24:48

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- EcoFactor®, the leader in cloud-based home energy services, was awarded U.S. Patent 8,751,186 for the use of connected thermostats to calculate the dynamic thermal properties of buildings. It is the 20th patent EcoFactor has received for its award-winning approach to energy management and intelligent home automation. EcoFactor's latest patent further extends its coverage of key technologies involved in the use of big data to manage energy...

2014-07-21 12:23:30

BOULDER, Colo., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Milton Hydro, in partnership with Simple Energy, will deliver a social benchmarking program to customers in Milton, Ont. Funded by the Ontario Power Authority's Conservation Fund, the Milton Community Energy Challenge will demonstrate how community engagement can deliver energy conservation. Participants will earn rewards for reducing their household energy use and help schools earn prizes by joining school challenge teams. "We want to...

2014-07-18 12:22:05

MINNEAPOLIS, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To encourage architects and other building professionals to build with wood and support their efforts to earn credit in the US Green Building Council's LEED program, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) developed Mastering FSC-certified Wood in Green Building, which was released today. Developed as a Continuing Education Unit, the course is approved by both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Building...

2014-07-16 08:30:15

Program educates home building pros on the importance of defensive building VISTA, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (PINK: ECOB), the manufacturer of Eco Red Shield(TM) treated wood products that uniquely protects against termites, rot, fire and mold, today announced the establishment of the Company's proprietary defensive builder certification programs to educate key constituents within the home builder industry on the importance and feasibility of defensive...

2014-07-14 12:22:42

Strategic partnership to bring home energy management solutions to key U.S., Canadian markets HOUSTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers, is teaming up with Nest, which reinvents unloved products in the home, to bring innovation to several key U.S. and Canadian retail markets with the launch of the Direct Energy Comfort and Control Plan. The new plan includes a Nest Learning Thermostat(TM) at no...

2014-07-10 23:09:46

Urjanet’s energy data will further support EnergyPrint’s services giving energy managers, and the solution providers who serve them, better visibility into improving energy consumption in buildings. Atlanta, GA, & St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Today EnergyPrint and Urjanet officially announce their partnership to make energy management easier through automated acquisition of big energy data sets. The EnergyPrint platform — which provides data management and measurement...

2014-07-10 12:22:21

National Contest Measures Sustainability Success WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announces that 125 buildings in its managed portfolio will be competing in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) 2014 ENERGY STAR(®) National Building Competition: Team Challenge. For the first time, EPA has invited groups of five or more buildings to compete in teams. More than 5,500 buildings and...

2014-07-09 23:11:40

Deco Lighting has announced that it will donate energy-saving lighting fixtures to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles in order to promote sustainability. Commerce, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Deco Lighting, a leading manufacturer of innovative energy-saving lighting solutions and affordable housing proponent, is giving back to the community with a donation of over 3,200 fluorescent lighting fixtures to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. An energy efficient lighting...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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