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Green construction a major economic driver, says USGBC

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the green construction sector contributed 2.3 million jobs this year and expects it to create up to 3.3 million by 2018. The group’s “2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study” says the sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the United States.

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Specifying acoustical ceilings in green buildings


Until now, acoustics in commercial office buildings had not been a formal part of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems except on a case-by-case basis. The new LEED v4 criteria, however, now takes into account the value of good acoustics in enhancing occupant satisfaction and productivity.

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An Education on Masonry: Designing schools with the construction process in mind

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Masonry may be one of the oldest construction methods, but it maintains its viability in the modern world, offering durability combined with low maintenance needs. Various building types use masonry as their primary method of construction, and even for those that do not, the serviceability of Division 04 materials makes it a popular choice for areas such as stair and elevator shafts and foundations.

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