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Gearless, machine-room-less elevators save space and energy. And, they just might make hydraulic and geared traction elevators extinct. EBN examines the new technologies and compares the offerings from all the major manufacturers.
Green Building News
Green buildings cost little if any more than their conventional counterparts, reports Davis Langdon Adamson, who specialize in cost estimating and cost management in construction.
The latest move in a quest to make his city the greenest in the country, Mayor Daley has unveiled a Chicago-tailored version of LEED® and announced that all new municipal buildings will be LEED Certified.
EPA has charged DuPont with violating the Toxic Substances Control Act and could fine the company more than $300 million.
The nonprofit Revitalization Institute aims to bring together restoration, remediation, and revitalization professionals, and to develop a rating system for such projects.
To the relief of the chemical industry, an EU report finds little danger in the deca form of PBDE.
John Howard, a strong ally of environmental organizations, has left his position to Ed Pinero, who has been Deputy Federal Environmental Executive since January 2003.
A tidal-power farm of more than 200 underwater turbines is planned for NYC's East River. The first six start spinning this summer.
Product News & Reviews
Steelcase has unveiled its Environmental Partnership Program to aid the reselling, refurbishing, and donation of their products. And, they've agreed to weave MBDC's cradle-to-cradle philosophy into their business.
American Forests will plant 10 trees for each Danby Art Cooler sold, offsetting the resulting carbon emissions.
Shaw is phasing out its PVC-backed carpet tile in favor of its Ecoworx® catalyzed polypropylene backing.
Answering Kaiser Permanente's request for PVC-free products, C&A Floorcovering has released Ethos, a carpet backing made from recycled safety-glass film.
Volume 13, Number 8