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Reuse Of Existing Structure In Line With Retailer’s Environmental Goals

Set in downtown Austin, TX, Patagonia's newest store is sited in a historic building that originated as the W.B. Smith dry goods store in... ...Read More...

Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Unveiled

The co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square (Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment) unveiled a new Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball last week at Hudson Scenic Studio in Yonkers, New York. The New Year’s Eve Ball is a 12 foot geodesic sphere, double the size of previous Balls, and weighs 11,875 pounds. Covered in 2,668 Waterford Crystals and powered by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDS, the new Ball is capable of creating a... ...Read More...

November 15 Is “America Recycles Day”

Now in its 11 year, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled... ...Read More...

Weird Wednesday: Fire Protection… “Do You Smell Wasabi?”

Japanese firm SEEMS Inc. has developed the "Wasabi Fire... ...Read More...

"Dynamic" Architect Recognized

David Fisher has been honored as the worldwide Architect of the Year 2008 by The Developers & Builders... ...Read More...

Florida Hotel Earns “Three Palms”

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs was recognized for conservation and pollution prevention... ...Read More...

Design Firm Changes Name

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc. and its affiliates has changed its name to... ...Read More...

Pepperidge Farm Installs Second Fuel Cell Power Plant

The food manufacturer dedicated a 1.2 megawatt fuel cell power plant at its bakery facility in Bloomfield, CT earlier this month.... ...Read More...

Federal Agency Issues Agenda On Net-Zero Energy Buildings

The report, "Federal R&D Agenda for Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Green Buildings," was produced by the National Science and Technology Council’s Buildings Technology Research and Development... ...Read More...

Dunkin’ Donuts Goes Green

The coffee and baked goods franchise marked the opening of its first LEED certified location last week in St. Petersburg, FL.... ...Read More...