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W.Va. officials announce $101 million antitrust settlement with asphalt companies

West Virginia governments contended lessened competition increased the cost of paving roads.

Read the full article at: wvmetronews.com

Yachthouse by Pininfarina reveives American Architecture Award

Pininfarina Receives American Architecture Award for its Brazilian Residential Tower

Read the full article at: 88designbox.com

Europe’s Tallest Tower Wins Emporis Skyscraper of the Year

The 462-meter-high Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia has been awarded the Emporis Skyscraper Award.

Read the full article at: www.archdaily.com

Condo Owners Win Lawsuit Over Construction Defects

Condo owners win lawsuit over construction defects.

Read the full article at: www.habitatmag.com

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

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