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NYC to require ‘bird-friendly’ glass on new construction

    New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “bird-friendly” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every...

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Survey: Three in five Canadians support construction of new pipelines

    Days after shovels hit the ground in Alberta on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a new survey suggests the majority of Canadians support the construction of new pipelines. The survey, commissioned by CTV News and...

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Webinar January 30: Building Smart with Seismic Requirements for Part 9 Buildings

Why do wood frame buildings stand up in earthquakes? What makes some fall? How do the Part 9 prescriptive provisions for lateral load resistance help ensure that your building will resist the next seismic event?  These questions and many more will...

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How we can recycle more buildings

    More than 35 billion tonnes of non-metallic minerals are extracted from the Earth every year. These materials mainly end up being used to build homes, schools, offices and hospitals. It’s a staggering amount of resources, and...

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IWSH Team Returns to Navajo Mountain for Renovation Project

Representatives of the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) have returned to the Navajo Nation this week to support the installation of new toilet and washroom facilities for the Naatsis'áán (Navajo Mountain) Chapter...

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AWC: Ambient Air Guidance Uses Realistic Scenarios

    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuing the final ambient air guidance under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration...

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U.S. construction spending declines in October

    U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in October as investment in private projects tumbled to its lowest level in three years, offering a cautionary note on the economy despite a recent string of upbeat reports. The...

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Canadian real estate leaders call for public disclosure of building energy & carbon data

    The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) today released the results of its Disclosure Challenge, an initiative designed to champion the importance of energy benchmarking and data transparency in the Canadian commercial real...

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Trans Mountain construction set to begin in Alberta before Christmas

After years of delays, pipeline construction is ready to begin on the Trans Mountain expansion project. Large-diameter green pipes that will carry oil from Alberta to the British Columbia coast have been stockpiled at various points along the...

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