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UL introduces SPOT™ online database – the largest credible product sustainability information tool

UL introduced SPOT™, a web-based product sustainability information tool that will facilitate the selection of credible green products and enable the design community to apply that information into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. Currently featuring more than 40,000 products, SPOT database will be a first of its kind tool for architects, designers and specifiers to identify products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes and building rating system credits such as LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard™.

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BNBuilders awarded $23.8 million UCLA Geffen Academy project

The Geffen Academy will be located in the existing 75,000-square-foot, three-level Kinross Building.  The Kinross Building was built in 2002 as a staff overflow space, to house staff while other buildings on campus went through a mandated seismic upgrade in the early 2000s.  The building will be renovated to accommodate the new Geffen Academy, including classrooms, an assembly space, administrative offices, indoor athletic space, and building support space. An existing exterior area on the east side of the building will be used for outdoor arts programs. The project is being designed and constructed to achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification.  Construction will commence in the first quarter of 2017, and is anticipated to complete by late 2018.  Geffen Academy was designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture.

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HFZ Capital Group bringing world’s first Urban Six Senses Hotel to New York City’s iconic new downtown development

HFZ Capital Group, the leading Manhattan-based real estate development and investment company, announced that Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, the Bangkok-based operator of a celebrated collection of five-star hospitality properties in some of the world’s most idyllic locations, will open its flagship North American urban hotel at HFZ’s visionary full block mixed-use development project currently under construction at 76 11th Avenue along New York City’s famed High Line park.

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Valspar announces Colors of the Year for 2017

The 2017 Valspar Colors of the Year are fresh yet familiar and inspired by a range of lifestyle influences from culture, fashion, design, nature and technology. The dozen ‘it’ hues reflect key prevailing trends: sustainable and simplistic living, spirituality and self-improvement.

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Sustainable stone certification now recognized in both LEED v4 and LBC

The NSC established the sustainable stone certification standard in 2014 with two important goals in mind: to provide natural stone quarriers and fabricators with third-party verification of their sustainable practices and to give the building and design community confidence that certified stone is a sustainable material choice.

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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

When Paul Asteris of FKP Architects first conceived the signature façade of the newly expanded Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, his vision was to have the glass and metal framing mimic the protective framework of an arbor. The use of Duranar Sunstorm coatings by PPG combined with his by-chance discovery of Azuria glass by Vitro Glass helped make that idea a reality.

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Benjamin Moore reveals “Shadow” as its Colour of the Year 2017

Benjamin Moore, North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand, announced its highly anticipated Colour of the Year 2017 – Shadow 2117-30, a rich, royal amethyst. The colour leader also unveiled Colour Trends 2017, a corresponding palette consisting of deep, saturated hues. The Colour of the Year was unveiled last week to leading interior designers, influencers and media at an exclusive event in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of The New York Public Library.

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Dura Coat to showcase high performance coatings at METALCON in Baltimore

Dura Coat Products Inc., an Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) company, will display its line of premium quality, high performance coil, extrusion and tube coatings at METALCON, the premier trade exhibit bringing together professionals in the metal construction sector, held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland on October 26-28. NASCAR® champion Jeff Gordon will make a special appearance in the Dura Coat booth (2207) to meet customers and attendees on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Pratt & Lambert Paints names “Leafy Bower” the 2017 Color of the Year

Pratt & Lambert® Paints, an industry leader in innovative and quality paint products, is proud to unveil Leafy Bower (23-18) as the brand’s Color of the Year for 2017. This rich, viridian green emerges as the leading color from the four-trend color story Captivate, identified by Pratt & Lambert’s color and design experts with influences spanning home décor, design, art, fashion and food.

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

The YUW 750 TU is a thermally broken, unitized curtain wall that delivers a high level of design versatility and performance, regardless of climate or location. In addition to the fast, easy installation benefits of being unitized, it offers design freedom with options for a 2 1/2 inch captured frame or a 4-sided structural silicone glazed frame with zero sightline for a modern look. Sustainable performance is achieved with a U-value of 0.41 Btu/hr ft2 oF or less. Additionally, the YUW 750 TU easily interfaces with sun shades to yield greater performance. Visit ykkap.com to learn more.

The YUW 750 TU is a thermally broken, unitized curtain wall that delivers a high level of design versatility and performance, regardless of climate or location. In addition to the fast, easy installation benefits of being unitized, it offers design freedom with options for a 2 1/2 inch captured frame or a 4-sided structural silicone glazed frame with zero sightline for a modern look. Sustainable performance is achieved with a U-value of 0.41 Btu/hr ft2 oF or less. Additionally, the YUW 750 TU easily interfaces with sun shades to yield greater performance. Visit ykkap.com to learn more.

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