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The 2018 International Code Council Annual Conference begins this weekend

The International Code Council is hosting its 2018 Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo in Richmond, Va., from October 21-29, 2018. This important industry event offers insights from compelling experts and top-notch trainers on building safety, sustainability, innovation, plumbing, disaster mitigation and more. Bringing together professionals from across the built environment, the 2018 program includes special networking events, historic building tours and education sessions.

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Cruz to close out Greenbuild

Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced yesterday that the current mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Cruz, will address conference participants during the Closing Plenary at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, taking place Nov. 14-16 in Chicago.

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August Construction Starts Fall 9 Percent

The value of new construction starts in August decreased 9% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $741.9 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. By major sector, weaker activity was reported in August for nonresidential building, down 19%; and residential building, down 7%.  On the plus side, nonbuilding construction in August advanced 6%, reflecting a steady performance by public works as well as improvement for electric utilities following depressed activity earlier this year. 

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The 2018 International Code Council Annual Conference begins this weekend

The International Code Council is hosting its 2018 Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo in Richmond, Va., from October 21-29, 2018. This important industry event offers insights from compelling experts and top-notch trainers on building safety, sustainability, innovation, plumbing, disaster mitigation and more. Bringing together professionals from across the built environment, the 2018 program includes special networking events, historic building tours and education sessions.

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AAMA and World Vision fill 500 backpacks with supplies for in-need children

During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Tucson, Arizona. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event. This build was coordinated in partnership with World Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities to help them reach their full potential. World Vision does this by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

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Employees are Happier, Healthier and More Productive in LEED Green Buildings

According to a new survey released today from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings. The survey also shows that a majority of office workers want to work for companies that are value-oriented, take stances on important issues like sustainability, and do their part for making a positive difference in the world. In fact, 84 percent of respondents prefer to work for a company that has a strong, concrete mission and positive values.

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ULI’s 2018 Urban Open Space Award winners announced

Two urban parks — Levy Park in Houston, Texas, and Madrid Río Park in Madrid, Spain — have been selected as winners of this year’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award. The award recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their surrounding communities. The competition includes a cash prize that goes to the organizations responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the winning park spaces.

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Architects and designers address the world’s most pressing ecological and societal challenges as part of WAFX 2018

World Architecture Festival (WAF) last month revealed the winners of ten WAFX prizes, supported by WAF sponsor GreenCoat®. The prizes are awarded to future projects that identify key ecological and societal challenges which architects are actively seeking to address over the next ten years. These challenges span diverse topic areas including climate change, energy saving and carbon emissions, water wastage and shortage, ageing populations and health issues, reusable materials, smart cities, building technology, cultural identity, ethics and power and justice.

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Guide to Green Building Products – Product of the Week

Rosendale Natural Cement Products®: Natural cement is made at much lower temperatures allowing much less fuel to be burned. The estimated reduction in CO2 is on the order of 600 pounds per ton of cement. Natural Cement retains its resilience, providing high performance and low maintenance over a building’s extended life cycle.

Rosendale Natural Cement Products®: Natural cement is made at much lower temperatures allowing much less fuel to be burned. The estimated reduction in CO2 is on the order of 600 pounds per ton of cement. Natural Cement retains its resilience, providing high performance and low maintenance over a building’s extended life cycle.

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