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2013-11-12 23:22:57

LOBOS technology to help Demand Response Partnership Program refine LEED Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response. Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 In an effort to further develop the guidelines for LEED Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response, The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has invited Enerliance, the company behind the LOBOS automated demand response platform, to participate in the Demand Response Partnership Program (DRPP) as a technology solution provider. The DRPP is a...

2013-11-11 23:23:20

LEEDPLAQUES.COM introduces a customizable LEED plaque that communicates the design elements that earn certification; both showcasing the project and educating the public about LEED. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Since its introduction in 1998, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification has been awarded to more than 45,000 projects worldwide, translating in large part to an estimated $96-140 billion green building industry in 2013.(1) With green...

2013-10-31 23:29:25

Priority Energy's energy efficiency products and services help SmartTech Homes' builders, Eco Development, attain two LEED Gold certifications. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Last month, Priority Energy and SmartTech® Homes were awarded two LEED Gold certificates for their achievement in unsurpassed green home building and design. A LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification guarantees that these two homes will save energy, water, resources and money at a...

2013-10-30 23:24:35

Tally™ empowers architects to conduct Life Cycle Assessments directly in a Revit model. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake announced today the release of Tally™, a new software application that allows designers to measure the environmental impact of building materials directly in a Revit model. The application provides Life Cycle Assessment on demand, backed by the rigor and credibility of GaBi data from PE...

2013-10-23 23:27:12

The Candelas Swim and Fitness Club, located in Arvada Colorado's Candelas new home community, has earned LEED® Gold certification for its commitment to the utmost in sustainability and green building standards. Arvada, Colorado (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Bolstering its commitment to sustainable development, Candelas--one of the Denver metro area’s most exciting and fastest growing new home communities--has announced that its first recreation center, the Candelas Swim and Fitness...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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