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2014-06-11 23:13:14

Aquaflex™ waterproof flooring adhesive developed by Formulators, a leading manufacturer of moisture mitigation strategies, has been independently tested to meet the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS section 01350) and is MAS Certified Green®. Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Formulators, inventors and manufacturers of the patent pending Aquaflex™ waterproof flooring adhesive, announced that all formulation variants of the Aquaflex™ adhesive have for a second...

2014-06-09 08:32:00

ATLANTA, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) today announced publication of revisions to 116 specification sections related to sustainable design for architects and engineers. BSD SpecLink-E, BSD's automated specification production system, has supported the various LEED rating systems published by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for many years. BSD's latest sustainability updates support LEED v4 BD+C , USGBC's most recent green rating system, but they...

2014-06-03 16:20:57

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG), a leading provider of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services, announced today that it has received LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. "Our company strives to improve...

2014-05-27 12:33:06

Anniversary Marked by New Menu of Services, Retail Products, Website and More WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nusta Spa - the first-ever spa to achieve LEED(TM) certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's program for Commercial Interiors and the first project in the nation's capital to achieve a gold level certification under any of the USGBC's LEED rating programs - is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month by unveiling a new lineup of all-natural products...

2014-05-21 16:21:27

INDIANAPOLIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, better known as LEED, was formed in 2000 and has become a cornerstone in building standards and environmental concerns. Actually, LEED has grown from a small group of concerned developer/contractors, consisting of about six volunteers, who wanted to add quality to their work, save energy and better their communities. Then catching the attention of consumers all over the nation who were just...

2014-05-06 23:02:02

Student behavior changes make big impact during Campus Conservation Nationals 2014. Washington D.C. and Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Lucid, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the National Wildlife Federation and the Alliance to Save Energy announce that more than 265,000 students at 109 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada collectively saved over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity — equivalent to averting 3 million pounds...

2014-05-05 23:00:54

Student behavior change make big impact during Campus Conservation Nationals 2014. Washington, DC and Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Lucid, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the National Wildlife Federation and the Alliance to Save Energy announce that more than 265,000 students at 109 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada collectively saved over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity — equivalent to averting 3 million pounds of...

2014-05-01 12:25:06

Totals Represent Global Applicability, Adaptability of World's Foremost Program Guiding Green Building WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, demonstrating the global reach of the movement that is transforming the built environment into healthy, high-performing structures that benefit the planet and all of its people. "The global community is...

2014-04-29 23:11:17

Hasenstab Architects is pleased to announce the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded the Akron Zoo's Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded the Akron Zoo’s Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification, reinforcing the zoo’s...

2014-04-23 12:22:48

1.2-million-square foot center consumes 20 percent less energy than other convention centers. NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of its environmentally conscious design, including a beautiful, undulating green roof, Nashville's $598 million, 1.2-million-square-foot Music City Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council. This sustainable vision for Music City Center was the result of close...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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