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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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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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Heavyweight aggregate, mortarless block equals lean radiation shield

NS-LKAB-150-ITargeting subatomic particle containment, engineers have turned to a modular concrete design for an accelerator research facility at Uppsala University, Sweden: precast blocks bearing MagnaDense, a high magnetite content aggregate derived from a deposit near the Arctic Circle.

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Lafarge Canada at Environmental Building Declaration forefront

NS-Lafarge-150Posting embodied resource and energy performance data for public reference, Lafarge Canada’s new Innovation Hub in Edmonton is one of the first North American projects bearing an Environmental Building Declaration (EBD). The Innovation Hub opened in March with 10 full-time employees. It can accommodate up to 25 for training and meeting purposes.

 

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BeCo Concrete ‘bent’ on performance solution for IKEA landing

NS-BeCo-150-1BeCo Concrete Products has wrapped up production and delivery of a nearly 300-piece Class III reinforced concrete pipe package: 1,080 feet of 144-in. diameter combined sewer sections, including 16 bends, and 1,192 feet of 66-in. diameter storm sewer sections, with 12 bends and six tees. The installation will anchor drainage infrastructure at IKEA St. Louis, a 380,000-sq.-ft., three-level store with 1,300 parking spaces.

 

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