Volume 4, Issue Number 6 June  17, 2008



Construction Starts Increase In May

According to Reed Construction Data (RCD) total non-residential starts in May are 27% higher than in April and 9% above last May. Education, retail, and water/sewer projects are responsible for the increase.

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McQuay® Self-Contained Air-Conditioning Units Help Meet Renovation Requirements

Philadelphia Education Center Gets High Marks For Low First Cost, Operating Cost

Self-contained air-conditioning systems at the School District of Philadelphia Education Center meet project requirements of low installed and operating costs and low maintenance.
Carved out of a 1948 printing facility, the new School District of Philadelphia Education Center has become a cornerstone of the revitalized North Broad Street corridor. Its imposing size—totaling 848,000 square feet on five floors—allows the district to house all of its 1500 administrative employees under one roof for the first time, while creating community spaces inviting to employees and visitors.

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LEED 2009 Open For Public Comment

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has opened the first public comment period for LEED 2009, the next version of the LEED green building certification system. According to USGBC, LEED 2009 represents a reorganization of the existing LEED rating systems for commercial buildings, combined with a series of major technical advancements focused on improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, and addressing other environmental and human health outcomes. The public comment process will be open until June 22.

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Trane Demonstrates How To Drive Value In Buildings At Building Owners and Mgrs. Assoc. International

Cornerstone partner speaks about emerging technologies
One-third of TOBY regional winners use Trane systems and services

DENVER, Colo., June 16, 2008 — Energy is the single, largest operating expense in the 4.6 million-plus commercial buildings in the United States.

The continued increase in building operating expenses and the desire to be environmentally responsible is driving the agenda of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 2008 international conference.

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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 www.smcduct.com

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