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Cool Pavement Generates Hot Debate

The sun never sets on environmental issues. In fact, in dense urban areas, matters can heat up once the moon rises. That's when the phenomenon known as urban heat island (UHI) casts it longest shadow, as rooftops and other solar-friendly surfaces begin radiating the heat they've gathered throughout the day. Learn how LEED points, permeable pavements, and colored aggregates are spurning debate about cool pavements.

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Choosing and Using Mass Notification Technology

Choosing and Using Mass Notification Technology

Are you prepared to quickly notify your staff and tenants about a hazard? A mass notification system informs your personnel of split-second decisions in an emergency. Learn how the Symantec Corporation and Willis Tower tailored mass notification to their buildings.

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$578 Million School New Home for 4,000 Students $578 Million School New Home for 4,000 Students
6 schools integrate on 24 acres in urban Los Angeles
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College Football Fans Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle College Football Fans Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
EPA rolls out Game Day Challenge competition
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Chicago Skyscraper Gets a Green Makeover Chicago Skyscraper Gets a Green Makeover
The 55th floor of Chase Tower goes platinum
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Army Chooses Modular to Meet Tough Building Requirements Army Chooses Modular to Meet Tough Building Requirements
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently chose to incorporate permanent modular into site-built construction for Fort Sam Houston's Medical Education and Training Complex in San Antonio, Texas. Incorporating the permanent modular construction offered an effective building solution to speed up the time to completion and create a safe, durable, and LEED certified building, all in order to meet the Army's strict building requirements.
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Modular's Advantages in Energy Requirements Modular's Advantages in Energy Requirements
Energy requirements for the construction industry are getting stricter, requiring more innovative construction practices to be implemented. In late October 2010, code officials from around the country will gather in Charlotte, NC, to vote on energy code proposals that, if adopted, would improve the energy performance of commercial buildings from 20% to 30% as of 2012. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is already building to a 40% increase. Modular construction, due to the process used, can have many advantages over traditional construction in meeting the new energy requirements.
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2010 Commercial Modular Construction Industry Reports Available for Free Download 2010 Commercial Modular Construction Industry Reports Available for Free Download
The Modular Building Institute (MBI) publishes comprehensive annual reports about the size and growth of the non-residential, modular construction industry. The 2010 Permanent Modular Construction and Relocatable Buildings reports offer the most comprehensive analysis on the state of the commercial modular construction industry. Included are overviews of the industry and markets served, as well as nine consecutive quarters of MBI survey results.
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Green Roofs and the Urban Heat Island Effect Green Roofs and the Urban Heat Island Effect
Roofing materials can absorb energy from the sun and convert it to sensible heat, contributing to the urban heat island effect
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Preventive Maintenance for Commercial Asphalt Pavement Preventive Maintenance for Commercial Asphalt Pavement
Learn what measures to take - and when - to protect pavement and increase its life
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Selecting a Mass-Notification Solution Selecting a Mass-Notification Solution
A solid understanding of mass-notification systems can help you evaluate which system will best meet your organization's needs
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September 20, 2010
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