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Illinois, Maryland, Virginia tops in LEED-certified space

Source: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

USGBC released its Top 10 States for LEED, the worldʼs most widely used and recognized green building rating system, highlighting the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation.

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Precast foundation user takes top NAHB "Green Site" honor

Sources: Superior Walls of America, New Holland, Pa.; CP staff

Convening in Las Vegas for the International Builders' Show, the National Association of Home Builders presented its "Project of the Year Award for Green Site Development--Single-family Detached" to Clarence, N.Y.-based Natale Builders for Rivera Greens, a local subdivision whose 35 units bear on Superior Walls Xi precast foundations.

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Branscome Concrete, Essroc Cement find economy in radiation-ready, $30K/yd. mix

Sources: CP staff; Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Va.

Williamsburg, Va.-based Branscome Concrete and Essroc Cement Corp. have formulated high performance concretes poised to advance radiation shielding practice through vertical and horizontal members of optimized cross section and significantly lower weight than existing strategies.

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