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06/21/2011

More Than 114,000 New Jobs Would be Created by White House Better Buildings Initiative

 
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A Method to the Madness

Eric Wong recalls just being "thrown" into designing a building as an undergrad at architecture school. However, in the fall of 2010 in Gregory Okshteyn's graduate architecture studio at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, he learned that without an emphasis on any sort of thought process or logic behind your building, it does your final design a great disservice…

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More Than 114,000 New Jobs Would be Created by White House Better Buildings Initiative
More than 114,000 new jobs, many which would come from the hard-hit construction industry, would be created through the Better Buildings Initiative, a White House plan to make existing commercial and multifamily buildings more energy efficient (according to a new analysis recently released by The Real Estate Roundtable, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Natural Resources Defense Council).
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Hunter Douglas Awards Given at Archiprix International 2011
In front of a packed audience from the global architectural community at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, eight young architects accepted their Hunter Douglas Award on June 9 at the close of Archiprix International -- the leading international competition for graduation projects.
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U.S. News Names ForrestPerkins-designed Hotel Among Best in America
U.S. News named the ForrestPerkins-designed Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. among the "Best Hotels in the U.S.A." More than 850 luxury hotels were evaluated and 86 made the magazine's exclusive list.
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BIFMA International Partners with NSF International to Develop Product Category Rules for Furniture
The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) International has collaborated with NSF International, a leading ANSI-accredited developer of more than 75 American National standards, to develop product category rules for the furniture industry.
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June 21, 2011

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