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  • Construction's unemployment rate continued to rise in November, climbing to 19.4 percent from October's 18.7 percent, while the nation's overall jobless rate declined slightly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.Job creation has become a prime topic in Washington, as congressional Democrats work on new measures aimed at bringing more people back to work. Infrastructure spending is...
  • The next Glass Performance Days China conference will be held in Beijing, June 2-3, 2010. Submit your abstract(s) before or by the set deadline–Dec. 16--to be reviewed and selected for presentation during the event. Submit each abstract--maximum 150 words--as an e-mail attachment to brown.onduso@gpd.fiClick here to find proposed topics and more information about the event.
  • Focus on small businessThe Obama administration plans to channel money from the government's massive financial bailout program to small businesses as part of an effort to limit the political and economic damage of high unemployment.
  • The good news about the world economic recovery is coming fast and furious. Chinese industrial production is growing at an amazing rate; U.S. retail sales are almost back to levels of a year ago; and home prices in Canada, for both new and existing properties, are on an upswing.
  • Most of us by now are accustomed to hearing the term “net zero” when talking about innovative houses and small commercial buildings. But now we’re starting to hear about a concept that is even more avant-garde: the triple-zero house.It’s the brain-child of German architect and engineer Werner Sobek. By triple-zero, Sobek means a building that is energy self-sufficient (...
  • The Building Enclosure Technology & Environment Council Symposium addressed Retrofitting Building Enclosures for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. The symposium took place Dec. 10, co-located with Ecobuild America at the Washington Convention Center.Wagdy Anis, BETEC chairman, and principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Cambridge, Mass., moderated the symposium. BETEC proposes that...
  • Joe Deringer, visiting researcher, Building Technologies Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., discussed Building Enclosure Research at the Department of Energy at the BETEC Symposium, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center.President Obama wants net zero energy buildings by 2025 and net zero energy homes by 2020, Deringer said. The American Recovery &...
  • Brandon Tinianov, chief technology officer, Serious Materials, Sunnyvale, Calif., discussed Advanced Glazing and Window Technologies at the BETEC Symposium, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center.“The way I see it, there are three generations of windows: high thermal insulation, dynamic glazings and BIPVs. At present, we’re seeing some high thermal insulation; dynamic glazing...
  • Wagdy Anis, BETEC chairman, and principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Cambridge, Mass., and Paul Totten, PE, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc., Rockville, Md., discussed Modernization and Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Wall Systems at the BETEC Symposium, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center. Anis spoke on retrofitting existing buildings, focusing on opaque envelopes more than...
  • Keynote speaker Robert Peck, commissioner, Public Building Services, GSA, gave the presentation "Green Pioneer--Green Proving Ground," at Ecobuild America, Dec. 9, at the Washington Convention Center.Per legislative mandate, by 2015, the GSA has to reduce btu per gross square foot by 2 percent per year from 2003 based on existing inventory, Peck said. The agency also will...
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