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EPA Recognizes First Existing Apartment, Condo Buildings with ENERGY STAR Certification

Apartment and condo buildings recognized in Ark., D.C., Ill., Mass., N.Y., Va., Wash. with certification for leading industry in cutting energy use, increasing affordability.
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American Wood Council Announces New Residential Energy Requirements Guide

"Meeting Residential Energy Requirements with Wood-Frame Construction” or DCA 7 provides ways to economically meet the residential requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) using wood framing.
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Jewel Tones Dominate Brentano's 2015 Color Forecast

Brentano’s sixth annual color forecast singles out three base colors and three accent colors that will drive the design studio’s product development for 2015 and inspire future interior design.
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USGBC Adds Six Members to LEED International Roundtable

The newest members include The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India, the Costa Rica Green Building Council, the Trinidad and Tobago Green Building Council and more.
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GSA Green Investments to Help Federal Buildings During Winter

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded green investments are helping federal buildings use less energy, even during harsh winters
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Announcing 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners

Industry-leading technology to take center stage.
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Global Market for U.S. Indoor Air Quality to Reach $11.4 Billion by 2019

The residential sector is projected to move into the top position by 2019, with 29 percent of the market, followed by commercial buildings at 28 percent.
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Energy Department to Integrate Affordable Solar Energy into U.S. Electrical Grid

Supporting the goals of the Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department announced $15 million in available funding to help integrate distributed, onsite solar energy systems into the nation’s electrical grid.
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Report: Green Buildings Market Grows to $260 Billion; Driven by Higher Rents, Values

325 million m2 of new green buildings floor space was built in 2013 as internal rates of return reached a steady 5 percent or more.

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USGBC Announces Extension of LEED 2009

Extension offers the green building industry additional time to prepare for the newest version of LEED.
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