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Standley adds plant-wide, high-efficiency heating equipment line

Through a distribution agreement with Finland’s Polarmatic Oy, Standley Batch will offer the Turbomatic thermal energy unit, geared for all heating and heat treatment requirements in ready mixed or precast concrete operations. The unit affords quick thawing of frozen aggregates; efficient aggregate pre-heating and heating; and, warm water for mix dosing, form heating, or temperature control in batch plant or production enclosure work areas.

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ABB sees regulatory-driven motor sales gains amid Baldor deal

ABB’s planned $4.2 billion acquisition of Baldor Electric will coincide with projected 10-15 percent sales gains in high-efficiency motors—the latter company’s core product. The 2011 sales boost stems from federal regulations, effective this month, setting new energy efficiency standards for such equipment sold in the U.S.

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Producers, Promoters Populate Greenbuild Concrete Pavilion

National groups representing ready mixed, masonry and precast producers joined individual concrete or cement companies in the Concrete Solutions Pavilion, set among 1,000-plus exhibits at the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. The November 16–18 gathering at Chicago’s McCormick Place proved once again a venue for associations, producers and concrete building system or component suppliers to reach architects, engineers and contractors targeting (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) LEED rated public or private projects.

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McGraw-Hill: Green Building Market Up 50 Percent Amid Recession

The value of green building construction during the 2008–2010 slump has grown from $42 billion to $55 billion–$71 billion; represents 25 percent of all new project activity this year; and, is on pace to reach $135 billion in 2015, according McGraw-Hill Construction's “Green Outlook 2011: Green Trends Driving Growth” report.
Green building is the bright spot in an otherwise tough economy, and in some sectors, report authors contend, growth rate has been remarkable.

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LEED Certified Project Log Reaches 1 Billion Square Feet

USGBC figures the total footprint of commercial projects certified under the LEED Green Building Rating System has surpassed one billion square feet worldwide, while practitioners continue to pursue LEED certification for facilities covering six times that amount of space.

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