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Bullitt Center takes top prize at NIBS awards

Seattle’s Bullitt Center has been called the world’s greenest building; the six-story complex was the cover of our November 2013 issue. The project was recently honored by the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS). Photo © Benjamin Benschneider

Seattle’s Bullitt Center was the winner in the High-performance Buildings category at the 2014 Beyond Green awards, organized by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC).

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Building Health Initiative begins work

In December, the Building Health Forum in San Francisco gathered academics, business leaders, and design professionals to discuss the indoor environment. Photo courtesy Building Health Initiative

The Building Health Initiative held its inaugural Building Health Forum, bringing together 300 of the world’s experts and thought leaders for keynotes, educational sessions, tours and networking receptions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) last month.

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NIBS council recommends building industry priorities to White House

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Consultative Council has made its annual recommendations to the White House and Congress. Photo © BigStockPhoto/Bill Perry

A National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) initiative has released its 2014 report, “Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council,” making suggestions in three areas: buildings-related workforce, resilience and changing climate, and the need to align government and business to deliver a cost-effective, high-performance built environment.

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SFI launches new standards for 2015

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has updated its standards—which pertain to forest management and wood sourcing—for the next five years. Photo © BigStockPhoto/Mike Ledray

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has launched its 2015−2019 Standards and Rules in a new structure comprising three standalone standards dealing with forest management, fiber-sourcing, and chain of custody.

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Concrete pavement awards announced

Gwinner Municipal Airport is one of North Dakota’s largest general aviation airports. Before its reconstruction, the runway and apron asphalt pavement were in poor condition, the lights were old, the north runway end had approach surface penetrations, and only one fuel type was offered for sale to the public aviators. The successful rejuvenation project was honored by the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) with an award. Photos courtesy ACPA

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named the recipients of its 25th annual awards program, recognizing high-quality workmanship in diverse North American projects completed in 2013.

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