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  • The event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment will host more exhibitors than previously. Almost 1,000 exhibitors will be showcasing their products at Ecobuild.Companies such as Rockwool, Sika, Dimplex, Finnforest, Schueco, Interface, Rehau, ACO Technologies, Kohler Mira and CEMEX will be present as well as small new businesses offering prototype solution, according...
  • Nancy Sutley, chair for council on environmental quality for the White House and President Obama’s principal environmental adviser, provided an update on the President’s achievements in changing energy and environmental policies since he took office, and outlined future plans during the closing plenary for the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 13, in Phoenix.One...
  • Green construction will do much more than reduce emissions and better the environment; it will also make the United States more secure and improve the economy, according to former Vice President Al Gore, Nobel Laureate, and author. Gore spoke Nov. 11 during the opening keynote and celebration of the Greenbuild National Conference and Expo in Phoenix.

  • Despite the overall downturn in exhibition activity during 2009, the 16th Vitrum international trade fair for machinery, equipment and systems for the processing of flat and hollow glass; glass; and finished products, Oct. 28-31, in Milan, posted excellent visitor attendance from Italy and more than 100 countries, according to a Nov. 5 release.A large number of visitors toured the three...
  • Vitrum, the international trade fair for machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass; glass; and finished products, wrapped up Oct. 31. The third day of the show saw 6,256 visitors, 2,967 foreigners and 3,289 Italians, according to an Oct. 30 release.Although machinery and special products for glass processing are a niche sector, this industry has always been a factor of excellence...
  • Based on a report by Federmacchine, it seems that the first half of 2009 was marked by a 31.9 percent collapse in Italy’s industrial production, with a 9 percent reduction in the second quarter, compared to the first, according to an Oct. 29 Vitrum release. The blow to businesses, and to the nation’s economy, is shocking given that this sector is one of the mainstays of...
  • The opening day of Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28, saw an increase in the number of visitors, according to an Oct. 29 release. The international glass trade show, at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition complex, Milan, continues through Oct. 31.Daily statistics show a 2.65 percent  rise in the number of visitors compared to the 2007 Vitrum show, for a total of 3,635 visitors,...
  • Nearly all of the 33 speakers at the 37th International Rosenheim Window and Facade Conference were in agreement that the global restructuring of the economy into a sustainable and energy efficient system can only be achieved with innovative technology, according to an Oct. 28 release. The conference was attended by over 1,000 delegates from 27 countries who were greeted by Rosenheim’s Lord...
  • Jorma Vitkala, chairman, GPD will represent GPD at Vitrum, Oct. 28-31, Fiera Milano, Milan. Materials for GPD 2011 and GPD China 2010 will be available at the Glaston booth. There also will be GPD info points or desks in several places around the fair ground. The GPD Finland 2009 Proceedings Book will be on sale at the show. The book contains high level technical presentations of the 11th GPD...
  • McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Cos., today released its 2010 Construction Outlook, a mainstay of business planning for construction and manufacturing executives, which forecasts an increase in overall U.S. construction starts for next year, according to an Oct. 16 release. Due to improvement for housing from extremely low levels and broader expansion for public works, the level...
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