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  • The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Washington, D.C., is accepting applications from both the public and private sector for the 2008 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards. The application deadline for the 2008 Awards program is Oct. 15, 2008. An independent, impartial jury of industry leaders will select the winning entries.
  • The credit crunch, the high cost of energy and falling confidence are set to affect all the private sectors Housing is going to be the worst hit with housing transactions down by 33 percent and private and public sector housing starts only reaching 162,000, according to a July 8 Building talk report.
  • The value of nonresidential building construction starts dropped 5.0 percent year-to-date through June compared to the first half of last year, Reed Construction Data reported on Thursday, based on its own data collection. However, square footage slumped 13 percent. Much of the difference was attributable to soaring materials costs, which Reed estimated were up 18 percent in the first five months...
  • Emirates Glass LLC (EGL), one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments (DI), today announced that work on its new aed 175 million, state-of-the-art plant and headquarters, which will also house lumiglass industries, has begun at the Dubai Investments Park.
  • Glass America has opened a new location serving the greater Madison, Wisconsin area at 2223 Industrial Drive, Monona, Wis. 53713. Glass America, a windshield replacement and repair company, decided to open the new location to better serve their growing customer base in the area. Glass America offers Mobile Service for customers who need a stone chip windshield repair or a full auto glass...
  • Vietnam produced 18.7 million square metres of glass in the first half of this year, a decrease of 5.3 per cent as compared with the same period in 2007, according to a July 4 report from Vietnam’s General Statistics Office.
  • At a glass factory in Wixom, glaziers are creating Woodward Avenue's first tribute -- a polished pillar of auto-history scenes that in August will rise 30 feet from the Woodward median near 9 Mile in Ferndale, according to a July 11 Detroit Free Press report.
  • Window and door manufacturer GBO Inc. said sales for the first quarter that ended May 31 were $12.2 million, little changed from a year earlier, because of an unfavorable exchange rate and the slumping U.S. housing market, according to a July 9 report in The Gazette.
  • Thousands of visitors from all over the world will come this summer to the new Eielson Visitor Center, with a spectacular view of North America's highest mountain, deep inside Denali National Park and Preserve. With the LEED certification process now completed, the building is rated as platinum, the highest ever achieved in the National Park Service. Features contributing to the certification...
  • With a view to cutting down on redtapism in the state, the state government has for the first time decided to formulate a Single Window Clearance Act.While many states have made attempts in this direction, Gujarat claims to be the first state to come up with such an Act to promote single window clearance, according to a July 9 Business Standard report.
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