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Urban Land Institute Announces Global Awards for Excellence Winners

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently announced the 2017–2018 Global Awards for Excellence winners. The Awards for Excellence program, established in 1979 and subsequently expanded to a global program, recognizes real estate projects that achieve the highest standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management. Widely considered the centerpiece of ULI’s...


Video: Randek Robotic Building Systems

Wood has traditionally been used as a main building material and is considered the best material for framing. When wood is sustainably harvested, it is a renewable resource that stores carbon for the life of the building.  Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) garners the most attention but other mass timber products like Nail Laminated...


IceStone Introduces New QuartzStone Line

QuartzStone™ by IceStone® is a commercial grade surface that complements any kitchen and bath, and is equally suited for heavy use applications such as bars, and food service/prep areas. According to the manufacturer QuartzStone is a versatile non-porous surface that is resistant to flexing, abrasion and acids, and requires minimal maintenance. QuartzStone...


Northwestern University Features Ronbow Products in Solar Decathlon

Ronbow Corporation, a Northern California-based bathroom furnishings manufacturer, announced that two of its Adina vanities were selected for installation by Northwestern University in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is an international competition that challenges teams of college students to design and build solar-powered houses. Northwestern’s team, House...


CaraGreen Welcomes New Staff Members

CaraGreen recently announced the addition of two new staff members. Madeline Rohrbacher is the newest addition to the sales team. Rohrbacher will be responsible for managing and growing sales in the DC and surrounding areas. Rohrbacher’s background with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), passion for green building and tenacious sales drive...


GBCI Announces 2017 LEED Fellows

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) announced its 2017 class of LEED Fellows, an annual recognition of outstanding LEED professionals. This year’s LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011...

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2018 Greenbuild Education Committees Seek Expressions of Interest

USGBC is currently seeking professionals who are passionate, inventive and knowledgeable in the design, construction and operations of sustainable buildings and communities to volunteer to serve on the Greenbuild 2018 Education Events Committee, Program Working Group and Special Programs Working Group. Greenbuild 2018 will take place in Chicago from November 14–16, 2018....


Neolith Seeks Submissions for International Design Competition

TheSize, manufacturer of sintered stone brand Neolith, has announced its fourth annual international design competition. This global competition  highlights creativity and innovation of designs incorporating Neolith surfacing by architects, interior designers, builders, remodelers, students and fabricators. Submissions are being accepted through November 13, 2017 for the following categories: My Neolith Project – this...


Oceanside Glasstile Introduces Textura Finish

Oceanside Glasstile has introduced a new finish for its Muse Collection of mosaic tiles. Textura is the result of more than six months of innovation, production and testing by the senior design team in Carlsbad, Calif. to ensure a finish that delights the senses both aesthetically and practically. Made with a custom...


Coverings Seeks 2018 CID Awards Submissions

Coverings is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Coverings Installation and Design Awards (CID). These awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. With the continuing trend of the use of recycled materials and sustainable building, green projects are more mainstream...


Kirei Introduces Mura Acoustic Wall Covering

Kirei has introduced a new acoustic surfacing material. Mura Fabric is made of 100 percent PET (up to 60 percent post-consumer recycled content) with low VOC emissions. It is currently available in 14 prints (with multiple colors per print) and 14 solid colors. Mura Fabric is an innovative wallcovering solution for commercial,...


Wolf-Gordon Introduces Origins Woods Collection

Wolf-Gordon’s new Origins Woods collection attempts to capture the allure of the New Mexico region by focusing on weathered wood structures. Consisting of four digital wallcoverings, Origins Woods is printed on Terralon, and will join the company’s Curated Collection. Terralon is an earth-friendly wall covering material made from 31 percent post-consumer recycled...