Thursday, February 21, 2019

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ASSE International publishes suite of product standards for water heaters with integral water temperature safety controls

Mokena, Ill. (Feb. 21, 2019) — ASSE International has published three new product performance standards for water heaters with integral water temperature safety controls. ASSE 1082-2018, Performance Requirements for Water Heaters with Integral...

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Goldman Sachs invests in construction finance platform Rabbet

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rabbet, a leading intelligent construction finance platform, announced today it has closed an $8 million Series A round backed by Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investments group, QED Investors and Camber...

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Seven areas to tackle poor productivity in construction with ConTech

As blogged on Forbes.com, in the 2017 report “Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution”, MGI argued that, if construction sector productivity were just to catch up with that of the total economy, there would be a cumulative...

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Architects anticipate robots on construction sites

As blogged on ZDNet.com, here's a good sign that robots are moving beyond academia and into the real world: Architects are using robots to get ready for the future of construction. The automotive industry has already proven how helpful robots can be...

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UL Opens Catalog of Safety Standards

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ -- In an essential and far-reaching move today, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), a global safety science leader, announced it will now offer open-access online views of its entire library of UL Safety...

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Canada Green Building Council study proves Zero Carbon Buildings eliminate greenhouse gas emissions while reducing operating costs and achieving positive returns

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has issued a new report – the first of its kind in Canada – that proves Zero Carbon Buildings offer meaningful greenhouse gas reductions and positive financial...

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Politicians, business experts call for Sidewalk Labs project in Toronto to be scrapped

As reported on CTV News, plans for a high tech Toronto community led by an Alphabet Inc.-backed entity should be scrapped, say politicians and prominent Canadian business and technology leaders. In the wake of a leaked report last week that...

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Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 has exceeded its target score of 5/10 for 2018

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - For the fourth year, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its financial and non-financial results together for the fourth quarter of...

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Is it time to rethink green building (and other) standards?

As blogged on Treehugger.com, standards are supposed to make things easier and more consistent, but they keep proliferating. Ever since I first got an Apple computer ten years ago, I have been at the mercy of their idea of standards. Most of...

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