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Lafarge Canada names eastern unit chief

Bruno Roux has been named president and chief executive officer for the Eastern Canada business unit of Lafarge Canada Inc. He transitions to Toronto after serving in the same capacities for Lafarge Group’s business in Poland. He will serve as senior leader for all market areas and product lines in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces, while also joining the Lafarge Canada board.

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ICC, ASHRAE, LEED developers aim to streamline green building codes

The International Code Council, ASHRAE, American Institute of Architects, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and U.S. Green Building Council will collaborate on development of Standard 189.1, International Green Construction Code and the LEED green building program.

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Solidia, Linde team to advance low-carbon concrete production methods

NS-Solidia-150Piscataway, N.J. start-up Solidia Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with The Linde Group to industrialize technology that can reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete, lower production costs, and improve product performance. The deal spans development, demonstration and commercialization of Solidia’s carbon dioxide-based concrete curing method.

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Technical, science-based discipline applied to LEED rating system

A new U.S. Green Building Council and American Chemistry Council initiative aims to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying technical and science-based approaches to USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating program.

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