Volume 4, Issue Number 8 August  27, 2008



Construction Jumps 6 Percent in July

New York, N.Y. -- August 20, 2008 -- The value of new construction starts advanced 6% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $578.0 billion, reported McGraw-Hill Construction. Led by the start of two massive electric power plants plus healthy gains for several public works categories, the nonbuilding construction sector climbed sharply. In addition, residential building edged upward, reflecting some strengthening for multifamily projects that offset further weakness for single family housing.

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Federal Support For Green Building Grows

With one of the world’s largest real estate portfolios, controlling more than 505,000 buildings, the U.S. government faces a unique challenge in reducing carbon emissions from buildings. Executive orders and legislation have been targeting energy efficiency and green building in government-owned and leased buildings since the early 1990s. Over the last two decades, federal green building principles have evolved, setting more rigorous requirements. Today, with the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), federal buildings have more specific and ambitious green building requirements, including a goal of zero-net energy buildings by 2030.

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This Highly Engineered Take-Off Brings A New Meaning To “Hi Efficiency”

This Highly Engineered Take-Off brings a new meaning to “Hi Efficiency”. The Super HETO’s body is pressed from a single piece of steel giving it perfectly smooth radius corners. For more information contact Sheet Metal Connectors, Inc. at 800-328-1966. Visit Sheet Metal Connectors

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