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Free Webinar: Understanding and Addressing Business Exposure to Water-Related Risks

Through a private sector case study, attendees will explore tools that can be used to understand business exposure to environmental-related risk, and how to leverage the results to drive business and environmental value.
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Join the U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center for a free webinar, focused on Understanding and Addressing Business Exposure to Water-Related Risks.

Fire Sprinkler Design: What You Need to Know

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If you’re a builder or a contractor in the residential sector, you are aware of the expanding fire sprinkler mandates that are increasing across the country for new construction homes. If you have questions and need answers, hear from an experienced fire sprinkler design technician about key points to know about fire sprinkler design and tips that might help you if the mandate reaches your neck of the woods.

First LEED Platinum Certified CVS/pharmacy Location in West Haven, CT

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We recently celebrated our first LEED Platinum certification at our West Haven, CT store. It uses 40% less energy thanks to features like solar panels and an electric car charging station, making it the most energy efficient CVS/pharmacy location in the country.

ACTION-Housing, BNY Mellon and National Equity Fund Celebrate Uptown Lofts

Ribbon cutting ceremony marks latest affordable housing development in Pittsburgh
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Uptown Lofts Apartments Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates
New Housing Options for Vulnerable Populations in Pittsburgh
 

Green Builder Releases 2015 Hot 50 Products

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Fifteen years into it, we can say with confidence that the 21st century is a century of thresholds. Climate change is not just a distant threat; it’s happening now. The digital age is not just upon us; it’s actively transforming our lives. The products and systems we’ve selected for our annual Green Builder Hot 50 reflect this convergence, and show how new technologies are helping us respond to unprecedented challenges.

The Phantom Menace-Gadgets, New DOE Standard for Furnaces, and Tiny Houses That Work

Green Builder Media's February 12, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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Hot 50 Here Now! Each February, Green Builder Media’s editorial team releases our Hot 50 list, comprised of the greenest, most resource efficient, and advanced building products available on the market today.

Designing the Energy-Efficient House of the Future — AECOM Applies Nanotechnology on Gigascale Projects

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Managing complexity, building better lives.

AECOM continues to offer the most innovative services to meet client needs on projects such as the Chuvashia House in Russia by using cutting-edge science featuring nanotechnology.

What is nanotechnology? The engineering of matter at the atomic and molecular scale — 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair — to create materials with unique properties and capabilities.

Let's Not be Fools with New Tools

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Recently I read a startling statement which pointed to the fact that apparently more people in the world today have cell phones than toilets. It seems that once again I am in the minority, since I do choose to have modern plumbing but not a personal communication device. Anyone who knows me at all is probably aware that I gave up the cell phone in 2005 and haven’t looked back.

Las Vegas Project Shows Power of Solar Panels

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The desert-bound city of Las Vegas enjoys average highs of 41⁰C on July days, but drops to a positively frigid 35⁰C in September.  So you can imagine the demands on the regional power grid from air conditioning alone. With a population of just under 2 million – not including the tourists – southern Nevada demands a lot of electricity. We spoke with Chris Brophy, Vice President of Corporate Sustainabilty for MGM Resorts International to see what they’re doing to offset the energy demand on the grid.

AECOM Assists Starwood Hotels – Greening Architecture and Construction Standards

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Managing complexity, building better lives.

AECOM collaborated with Starwood Hotels’ key stakeholders to develop a list of quantitative data to compel owners to invest in the right sustainability measures.

With an already well-established sustainability program in place, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide faced a significant obstacle: What next? Once light bulbs are changed and faucets automatized, how does a hotel company compel owners to invest in the right sustainability measures?

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