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Let Your Walls Go PVC Free

Nov. 8, 2010

Eco-friendly has become more than a trend – it has become a revolution and has staying power. As new eco-friendly products are emerging every day, it may be difficult to determine which products are viable options that are worth your money and which products you should just pass by.

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Keeping Up with Building Controls

Building control technologies have changed drastically over the last 8 to 10 years. We've moved to open-protocol, web-based systems, and the demand for these systems to do more and provide better information has thrown a new learning curve at facilities managers.

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EPDM Study Reveals Performance and Longevity
A recent study of roofing systems conducted on behalf of the ERA provides proof of the long-term performance capabilities of EPDM. Each system examined with 30 years of in field service performed as intended.Click here for complete article…
Greenbuild Conference features Gen. Colin Powell as Keynote Speaker The USGBC's annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo takes place Nov. 17-19 in Chicago, IL, and will feature a keynote address from Gen. Colin Powell. Click here for complete article…
Ocean Renewable Energy Projects
The DOE, BOEMRE, and NOAA have announced research awards totaling almost $5 million to support projects involving renewable ocean energy.
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25-Story High-Rise is one of World's Tallest Modular Buildings
Europe's and possibly the world's tallest modular building - a $34 million UK project was designed by O'Connell East Architects. The 25 story student dormitory is made up of 805 modules and was built in 27 weeks. Jenny Hayes from O'Connell East Architects speaks with the Modular Building Institute about their modular system as a solution for multi-story accelerated building.
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Harvard's Green Modular Child Care Center
One of the country's newest green relocatable classrooms recently opened on Harvard's campus. For the next eighteen months, this modular school building will first house a child care center, then a daycare center, while their permanent locations are being renovated. This 5,700 square foot space features a variety of sustainable features to achieve the highest-quality, healthy environment for children.
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UVA Builds Modular, LEED Healthcare Facility
The University of Virginia (UVA), known for its extraordinary Thomas Jefferson-inspired architecture, is choosing to use modular. The University recently installed a multi-story, modular, LEED-certified building constructed as an addition to its Medical Center. The addition is 11,500 square feet, two stories and serves as office space for employees at the Medical Center. It was completed in just four months.
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EPA Updates Lead Paint Safety Standards
New rule requires lead-safe practices in all pre-1978 buildings.Click here for complete article …
Preventing Problems with Building Controls Unseen problems can cause your building controls to lose the efficiency they're supposed to create. Click here for complete article …
New Opportunities for Sustainable Operations with Revised LEED-EBOM Certification School District Improves Energy Performance by 50% Maintain your Parking Lot - Video Catalog
Green Building Insulation: The Environmental Benefits

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Germ-Busting Antimicrobial Surface Treatment
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