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Spending on Energy Efficient Buildings in Europe Expected to Total Nearly $800 Billion By 2023

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Buildings account for 40 percent of Europe's final energy consumption, and thus represent a key focus in efforts to improve overall energy efficiency
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EPA Provides Additional $3+ Million for New England Brownfields Cleanups

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EPA has provided additional grants of $3.275 million in supplemental funding for communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont to carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects at contaminated brownfields properties.
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EPA Identifies Health Concern from Chemical Used in Paint Strippers

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EPA released three final risk assessments for specific uses of three chemicals found in common household products
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U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced a new initiative.


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Semi-Finalists Announced For 2014 Fuller Challenge

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A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy for humanity's most pressing problems.
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ASID Advances Health, Wellness Agenda with CGI America Commitment

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Eleven partners to establish “ASID Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design” to improve well-being of people through better building and construction.
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New Law Expands Interior Design Practice Rights in Massachusetts

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American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) plays pivotal role in ending unfair labor restrictions for interior designers.
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New Sustainability Standards Announced for Natural Stone

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Tough new sustainability standards for natural stone were recently announced by the Natural Stone Council (NSC), which said they would level the playing field between man's oldest building material and other building components


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Report: Smart Grid Technologies to Total $600 Billion by 2023

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Intelligence is being distributed to the edges of the grid, report finds.
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Leading Green Building Groups Partner to Streamline Green Building Tool Development

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The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announce the signing of a memorandum to collaborate on the development of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and LEED.
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