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K-12 Schools

Average age of U.S. school buildings is just under 50 years

The average age of a main instructional school building in the United States is 49 years, according to a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). About 38% of schools were built before 1970. Roughly half of the schools surveyed have undergone a major building renovation or addition.

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Bringing the concepts of architects, engineers, and clients to life often requires problem-solving and compromise, and always requires hard work on the contractor’s part. Keeping construction within the allotted budget and up to the rest of the building team’s standards requires a combination of extensive technical and product knowledge.

Oct 11, 2011

Pink light bulbs donated to Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


For every Bulbrite Pink Light Bulb that is purchased through the Cancer Center Thrift Shop, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to help support breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. 

Oct 11, 2011

ThyssenKrupp elevator cabs validated by UL Environment

The conclusive and independent third-party validation process is another step toward a green product line.

Oct 11, 2011

Ballard Spahr launches real estate recovery group


The new group represents an expansion of the company’s Distressed Real Estate Initiative, which was launched in 2008 to help clients throughout the country plan, adapt and prosper in a challenging economic environment. 

Oct 11, 2011

Onex completes investment in JELD-WEN

With the completion of the JELD-WEN investment, Onex Partners III is approximately 40% invested.

Oct 7, 2011

GREENBUILD 2011: Demand response partnership program announced at Greenbuild 2011


Program will use USGBC’s newly revised LEED Demand Response credit as an implementation guideline and leverage its relationships with the building community to foster adoption and participation in existing utility and solution provider demand response offerings. 

Oct 7, 2011

GREENBUILD 2011: Otis Elevator announces new contracts for sustainable building projects


Wins reinforce Otis’ position as leader in energy-efficient products.

Oct 7, 2011

GREENBUILD 2011: UL Environment releases industry-wide sustainability requirements for doors


ASSA ABLOY Trio-E door is the first to be certified to these sustainability requirements.

Oct 7, 2011

GREENBUILD 2011: Otis Elevator introduces energy-efficient escalator

The energy-efficient NCE escalator from Otis offers customers substantial “green” benefits.

Oct 7, 2011

GREENBUILD 2011: Schools program receives grant to track student conservation results

To track results, schools will use the newly developed Sustainability Dashboard, a unique web-based service that makes tracking sustainability initiatives affordable and easy.

Oct 7, 2011

GREENBUILD 2011: Transparent concrete makes its North American debut at Greenbuild


The panels allow interior lights to filter through, from inside. 

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