Nestle Waters North America Facility Earns USGBC’s Gold Standard for Sustainability

Pennsylvania Facility Receives Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification; Becomes Company’s Sixth LEED-Certified Facility Breinigsville, PA. — Nestle Waters North America’s Nestle(R) Pure Life(R) water bottling facility in Breinigsville, Penn., officially received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(R) (LEED) Gold certification on June 5. This is the first food manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania to receive LEED Gold status. LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building performs across various sustainability metrics, including energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, and stewardship of resources. Nestle Waters North America is … Read more

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Blach to Build Solar Photovoltaic Project in San Jose

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Blach Construction was recently selected by the Orchard School District to provide program management and preconstruction services for the installation of campus-wide energy management and efficiency upgrades. The project is the first of several planned measures intended to leverage green technologies to reduce the district’s carbon footprint while also decreasing operating costs. In addition, the school district will utilize the project as an educational opportunity for the students, staff and the community on the topics of sustainability and environmental responsibility. The new photovoltaic (PV) system will provide a dependable, renewable energy source for the entire campus … Read more

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The Tower Companies Leads With Six LEED Projects

Rockville, Md.— June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Tower Companies (, the largest Green Builder in our Nation’s Capital and an early proponent of the US Green Building Council’s LEED certification, today announced that Tower’s corporate offices at 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, designed by Kishimoto.Gordon.Dalaya PC (KGD), were awarded LEED Platinum certification under the USGBC’s Commercial Interiors green building rating system. Additionally, The Tower Building (, an Energy Star building named 2003 Green Office Building of the Year by Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA), was awarded LEED Silver certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system, making it the … Read more

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AGC Releases Construction Employment Data

Construction employment fell in 288 of the nation’s largest 311 metro areas from April 2008 to April 2009, according to a new analysis of government data conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America’s chief economist Ken Simonson. The data highlights the critical need for the federal government to move quickly to invest stimulus funds without needless requirements that could hamper recovery efforts, he noted. “Job loss figures like these are exactly what prompted Congress and the Administration to craft a stimulus package designed to get Americans back to work as quickly as possible,” said Simonson. “Putting these funds to … Read more

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