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USGBC: Green building professionals in top demand
Sourceable
Professionals with sustainable building credentials are in hot demand, according to a recent survey in the United States. Unveiling the results of a study of job posting from around America, the United States Green Building Council says the number of advertisements which specified a LEED qualification increased by 46 percent over the 12-month period to February to come in at 9,033.
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Contracts and collaboration: Can they coexist?
Michael J. Berens
Better, faster, cheaper is the mantra for today's building industry. Constraining costs and schedules while improving building performance and safety has placed additional pressure on builders and the design community to find more efficient, productive and profitable ways of working together. Some firms have been experimenting with new ways of cooperating and co-working that may point the way to a sea change in how projects are designed and managed in the future.
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Lighting control requirements will drive building energy reduction
LEDs Magazine
Buildings consume nearly 40 percent of the world's energy, and in the past 20 years the building industry has focused on sustainability, efficiency and practical energy-saving solutions for both new construction and retrofits. Energy for lighting represents a disproportionately large share of building energy consumption.
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How to make stronger, greener cement
MIT News
Concrete is the world's most-used construction material, and a leading contributor to global warming, producing as much as one-tenth of industry-generated greenhouse-gas emissions. Now a new study suggests a way in which those emissions could be reduced by more than half — and the result would be a stronger, more durable material.
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Survey of code professionals predicts substantial retirement exodus
Today's Facility Manager
A recent survey conducted by the National Institute of Building Sciences on behalf of the International Code Council reveals information that if not addressed in the coming years, may have an impact on the public safety of thousands of communities in the United States. The survey, which consisted of 25 multiple-choice questions, went out nationwide to building code compliance professionals at the federal, regional, state and local levels.
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6 engineering trends in the lighting industry
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
In July, Consulting-Specifying Engineer surveyed its audience members responsible for decisions related to the design of lighting and lighting control products within their organizations. The 2014 Lighting and Lighting Controls study asked key questions on specifying lighting and lighting controls, including annual revenue, products specified and challenges engineers are facing.
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Solar energy set to see strong growth in Texas
Hydrogen Fuel News
Texas may soon be home to a new solar energy boom. The state has massive potential when it comes to solar power. In a recent study released by Ernst & Young, Texas was ranked as the sixth most attractive state in terms of solar power. The state has shown modest support for solar energy over the past few years, however, with only 73 megawatts of new solar capacity being installed in 2013.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of AFE Weekly Headlines, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AFE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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