Monthly Archive: September 2016

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Healthier Buildings Are the Future

The design and construction of healthier buildings is a key business benefit for building owners, developers, managers and investors, according to the results of a SmartMarket Report released by Dodge Data & Analytics and to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner. “Our world is confronting massive challenges...

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GBCI Announces 2016 LEED Fellows

“LEED Fellow” designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The organization announced its 2016 class of LEED Fellows and this year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green...

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Kirei Offers EchoPanel Geometry Tiles

Kirei offers EchoPanel Geometry Tiles in five shapes: Oblong, Square, Delta, Hex and Penta. The tiles are available in the 20 standard EchoPanel colors, allowing for unlimited and unique design applications. According to the company the peel-and-stick application makes installation of these designer acoustic tiles fast and easy. The tiles help to reduce...

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GreenBuild Seeks Volunteers

The GreenBuild International Conference and Expo, set to take place in Los Angeles October 5 to 7, 2016, is seeking volunteers to help with organizing and staffing the event. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old and a full time student or a young professional under the age of 25...

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Find Standards Info on ASTM International Website

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) was founded in 1898, by Charles B. Dudley, Ph.D., a chemist with the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 2001, the name was changed to ASTM International. ASTM’s world headquarters are located in West Conshohocken, Pa., with offices in Belgium, Canada, China, Peru and Washington, D.C. ASTM...

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Formica Introduces dECOLeather Recycled Leather Veneer

Formica Corporation released its 2017 Specialty Collection that features dECOLeather, a recycled leather veneer. dECOLeather is manufactured from 100 percent pulverized leather fibers extracted from car seats and leather tanneries. dECOLeather thickness is comparable to veneer and laminate at 0.8 mm or 1/32 in. Bringing sustainable luxury to interiors, dECOLeather provides all...

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USGBC Seeks Votes for Volunteer IMPACT! Award

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative. The award honors Malcolm Lewis, Ph.D., the founder of Constructive Technologies Group, who served on USGBC’s board and chaired its Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee. Drawn to high-performance buildings in the early 1970s, Malcolm...

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Make Your Next Event Even Greener

If you are planning on having an event (company retreat, big client meeting, conference, etc.), and really want to show your dedication to the environment, the location the event is held can make a difference – and be a learning experience. Not only do you show that you care, but seeing a...