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2014-09-22 12:23:19

BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston's smart, sustainable residential development, called the Chrysanthemum Building, has won a prestigious Holcim Design Award it was announced today (September 22, 2014). Designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd. (KVA Matx) and developed by Rafi Properties, LLC, the Chrysanthemum Building is the first building in Boston to receive a Holcim Award. The Chrysanthemum Building was selected from a field of over of over 6,000 projects by...

2014-09-19 08:22:38

Sungevity Solar Experts Appear in-Store During New York Climate Week OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungevity, Inc., a leading global provider of residential solar services, today announced a new partnership with iconic New York City design destination, ABC Carpet & Home. The partnership not only provides ABC's community with an easy and affordable solution to installing solar power in the home but also supports the greater mission to educate today's conscious...

2014-09-18 08:23:30

Houseplans further establishes itself as category leader in online building plan category with strategic acquisition PETALUMA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Houseplans.com, leading source of online building plans, announces the acquisition of FreeGreen, innovator in environmentally conscious building, with the mission of democratizing green building across the world. Houseplans acquired FreeGreen to further entrench their leadership position, offering the most comprehensive...

2014-08-04 23:00:23

LPA Inc. and Rick Wood join forces to bring a new model of design to California’s healthcare facilities. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 A new partnership between award-winning design firm LPA Inc. and Rick Wood, AIA, a healthcare architect and previous partner at WBSA, means greener, higher quality architecture for healthcare facilities. On August 4, 2014, Rick Wood and key members of his professional staff will join LPA to form LPA Healthcare, a new studio at the...

2014-07-09 12:22:38

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Economic Forum (the Forum) has announced the appointment of globally recognized designer, author, and thought leader William McDonough as Chair of the Forum's Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. The newly formed Council represents the Forum's multi-sector initiative to accelerate business-driven innovation to scale the circular economy. As stated in the charge to McDonough: "The Meta-Council on the Circular Economy, which...

2014-06-17 23:14:20

Rutgers broke ground June 16 for a new Chemistry & Chemical Biology Building that will be a signature science facility on the university’s Busch Campus. Piscataway, NJ (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 On June 16, 2014, Rutgers broke ground on the new Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB) Building, a laboratory facility that will offer a state-of-the-art environment for research and education. Designed by Flad Architects – a nationally recognized firm specializing in the planning and design...

2014-05-09 23:00:15

The Georgia Forestry Association commends Governor Nathan Deal who recently signed legislation that allows for greater use of wood materials in public school facilities, providing K-12 schools throughout the state with alternative, cost-effective, and sustainable design options. Forsyth, GA (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 Governor Nathan Deal recently signed legislation that allows for greater use of wood materials in public school facilities, providing K-12 schools throughout the state with...

2014-04-21 23:09:15

Leading Window Coverings Company Offers Products to Help Make Homes Eco-Friendly Orange, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Gone are the days of eco-friendly homes being just for environmentalists. With Earth Day upon us, Budget Blinds is informing consumers about how style and sustainability can work in harmony. Budget Blinds is encouraging environmental responsibility among homeowners by offering innovative, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing window coverings to those looking to inject...

2014-04-16 16:23:42

Public Invited to Attend Conference Focused on Water Conservation, Sustainability and Energy-Efficient Building Design LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is hosting the 13(th) Annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo: Navigating the Road Ahead on Thursday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, in Downey. The expo is Southern California's longest-running and largest sustainability...

2014-03-19 12:22:42

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John W. Szerdi, an architect specializing in environmental and green building design and a LEED accredited professional since 2004, will be the keynote speaker at Energypath 2014, a program of Sustainable Energy Fund. Szerdi will speak at the keynote dinner on Thursday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania. Szerdi is president of LDG Florida Architects, Inc, an architectural firm in Lake Worth, Florida. He...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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