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Avian-friendly buildings are not just for the birds

Howard County, MD is the latest jurisdiction to mandate bird-friendly construction standards, but it’s not just the cardinals and hummingbirds that stand to benefit.

Source: www.smartcitiesdive.com

Pros and Cons of a Net-Zero-Energy Building

Net-zero energy, often mentioned as a comparable goal to carbon-neutral building, means that a building produces as much energy as it consumes.

Source: www.fool.com

Education City Stadium: A lesson in sustainability

Sport is a tool that brings people together, regardless of age, interests, language, and ethnicity. And major sporting events hosted in ‘green’ buildings can be used as vehicles to educate the public on the importance of sustainability. 

Source: www.thepeninsulaqatar.com

Nation’s first LEED Zero Energy Building Certified in Little Rock, Arkansas

Entegrity provides energy savings performance contracting, commissioning, energy modeling, building testing, lighting solutions, water conservation, sustainability consulting, LEED consulting, and solar services. Our projects are located across the US with offices in Little Rock, Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Memphis, Tennessee, Jackson, Mississippi, Olathe, Kansas, and Birmingham, Alabama.

Source: www.entegritypartners.com

Texas condo owner blames Manhattan developer’s son for luxury tower defects

A luxury condo owner in Texas claims a Manhattan-based developer put his “inexperienced” son in charge of the building’s construction — which led to an array of defects that included uneven floors, corroded plumbing and curved walls.

Source: theamerikaner.com

130-Foot-Tall, High-Tech Marina Coming To Fort Lauderdale

Miller Construction is building the high-tech, 240-rack F3 Marina in Fort Lauderdale’s 17th Street Causeway district for owner F3 Marina.

Source: www.bisnow.com

Zaha Hadid Architects proposes dramatic interlinked towers for Shanghai

ZAHA Hadid Architects (ZHA) has shared its proposal for what will be Shanghai’s “greenest building”.

The three interlinked towers will form the new Shanghai campus for CECEP, a Chinese renewable energy firm.

Source: www.theb1m.com

Theme park news: Lawsuit alleges ‘dysfunctional construction mess’ at Disney / Universal ticket changes

The suit alleges the discovery of fire code violations was followed by misogynistic comments and refusals to cover increased costs from Disney.

Source: www.themeparktribune.com

Tesla gets approval for next construction phase for Giga Berlin

Tesla has received approval to begin the next phase of construction at the site of Giga Berlin. On August 17, the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment approved the early start of Tesla’s next construction phase for its European production facility. Construction crews on the site can now begin driving piles as a part of …

Source: www.teslarati.com

3rd and final body is recovered from the Hard Rock Hotel 10 months after collapse

The third and final body was recovered from the Hard Rock Hotel construction site Monday, nearly 10 months after the upper floors of the building collapsed onto and rained debris

Source: www.nola.com

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