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August 11, 2010

Code consolidation

The International Code Council has created a Web site to provide the latest information about the integration of three building code organizations: Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., International Conference of Building Officials and Southern Building Code Congress International Inc.

http://iccint.intlcode.org

E-education

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) has launched the E-Learning Institute, a web-based professional development program for CMAA members. The institute offers industry specific programs in the areas of business management, marketing and accounting, which can be accessed from any Web browser.

www.cmaanet.org

Green building database

Sponsored the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation's first online database of "green" building case studies was unveiled at the AIA convention last month. The site publishes a variety of green projects, including buildings that have received certification through the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program. As of mid May, 26 projects had been published.

www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/highperformance/case_studies

Solar calculator

Ever wonder how much energy solar power can save? One way to find out is with BP Solar's online Clean Power Estimator. Simply enter the building information and the tool estimates energy savings from solar power. It also calculates the amount of pollution prevented by using solar energy.

www.bpsolar.com/calculator/index.ht

         
 

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