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Avalonbay Communities achieves First Fitwel Certification in Washington D.C.

AVA NoMa, developed and managed by AvalonBay, is the first multifamily residential building in the District of Columbia to receive Fitwel certification. Consisting of 400 units across 12 floors, AVA NoMa is located in a highly walkable and transit-friendly neighborhood that is in close proximity to an array of health-promoting amenities, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail, an 8-mile planned walking/biking trail.

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AIA releases 13 new and updated Contract Documents

American Institute of Architects (AIA) October 30, released 13 new and updated contract documents, that will assist architects and contractors with protecting their projects and businesses. One of the most notable changes among this set of updated contracts, includes the new Contractor-Subcontractor Master Agreement and its accompanying work order.

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2018 International Green Construction Code Released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) was released yesterday by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The IgCC is a model code that has wide applicability for incorporating resilient, high-performance green building strategies into building codes to improve the standards of living for people in communities across the globe.

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Building codes are a crucial element of disaster recovery

Modern, regularly updated building codes are the key to preparing for and recovering quickly from a disaster. Studies consistently show that the adoption and implementation of current building codes is one of the nation’s strongest defenses against natural disasters and is a cost effective way of protecting what for many is their most important investment – their home or business.

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AAMA updates requirements for rigid PVC exterior profiles

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, “Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles,” was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012.

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USGBC Announces 2018 Leadership Award Recipients

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its 2018 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients will be honored at the USGBC Leadership Awards Reception taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at the Willis Tower in Chicago during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

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GBCI Announces 2018 LEED Fellows

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) has announced its 2018 class of LEED Fellows, an annual recognition of outstanding LEED professionals and the most prestigious credential awarded by GBCI. This year’s 25 LEED Fellows are exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community, and have demonstrated mastery of the technical application of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system.

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

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BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior is a durable, long-lasting, zero VOC (<5g/L) paint that stands up to everything life throws at it. It seals surfaces to create a scrubbable finish that resists mildew, stains and moisture. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® is a zero VOC (<5g/L) Paint & Primer in One that meets LEED® and GREENGUARD® GOLD requirements, offering indoor environmental air quality.

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