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LafargeHolcim executives bring action plan to UN Climate Conference

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Jona, Switzerland; United Nations; CP staff

The world’s leading cement, aggregate and concrete producer will offer energy and environmental management perspectives at four United Nations Climate Conference sessions, topped by the introduction of a World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)/Cement Sustainability Initiative project. Also known as (Conference of Parties) COP-21, the event runs through December 11 in Paris and involves 150-plus countries representing nearly 90 percent of carbon emissions across the globe.

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Survey: Company vision, work-life balance draw millennials to construction

Sources: FMI Corp., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

A report based on a national survey of nearly 400 individuals in the construction industry—half born between 1980 and 2000—contends that millennials are dedicated and loyal to their employers and, in terms of career aspirations, attitudes and goals, share similar values with the groups ahead of them in the workforce, Baby Boomers and Generation Xers.

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NRMCA helps secure Resilience pilot credits in LEED v4 project certification

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

At the urging of NRMCA and allied stakeholders, the U.S. Green Building Council has adopted LEED rating system pilot credits incentivizing project teams to plan, design and build for resilience. NRMCA proposed a pilot credit in September 2013, working with a group headed by the Resilient Design Institute’s Alex Wilson, a longtime resiliency advocate who had submitted a pilot credit proposal with similar goals.

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