D.C., Colorado top LEED list
Using a per-capita basis, the District of Columbia, Colorado and Illinois lead the nation in LEED-certified buildings, according to a report released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings was based on the U.S. 2010 census information.
|Sq. ft. of space to earn LEED certification in 2011||Per capita|
|District of Columbia||18,954,022||31.50|
LEED is the internationally recognized mark of green building excellence, with more than 44,000 projects commercial projects bearing one of the organization’s gold, silver or platinum designations. In addition, more than 16,000 homes have been certified under the LEED for Homes rating system, with more than 67,000 more homes registered. The U.S. Green Building Council administers the LEED green building certification system.
Notable newly certified projects in 2011 include the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., which is distinguished as the oldest LEED-certified project in the world; the LEED-Platinum Casey Middle School in Boulder, Colo.; the iconic Wrigley Building in Chicago; Frito-Lay in Lynchburg, Va., which earned LEED Gold for the operations and maintenance of an existing building; the LEED Silver Hard Rock Café in Seattle; Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md.; Yawkey Distribution Center of The Greater Boston Food Bank in Massachusetts; the LEED Gold Austin Convention Center in Texas; SFO’s LEED Gold Terminal 2 in San Francisco; the LEED-Platinum Hotel Skylar in Syracuse, N.Y.; and the LEED Platinum Marquette Plaza in Minneapolis, Minn.
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First stop for ECi Connect: Los Angeles
Ecommerce Industries announced the locations and dates for Connect Regional 2012. These meetings will be for users of the Advantage, RockSolid, Britannia, DDMS, M1, TeamDesign, Acsellerate and FMAudit solutions.
The first conference is slated for Los Angeles, April 24 to 26. Subsequent conferences will take place in Chicago and Orlando, with dates to be announced.
“This year we are making Connect a regional event to provide user training on a more local level,” said Traci Johnson, SVP global corporate marketing for ECi. “We will alternate the national and regional events each year.”
Registration for Connect Regional 2012 will begin soon. For more information, visit ecisolutions.com.
ECi Software Solutions provides business and e-commerce software solutions for growing companies.
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Simpson enters concrete repair business
Fastener maker Simpson Strong-Tie has announced the acquisition of Fox Industries, a manufacturer of cementitious, epoxy, urethane, elastomeric and polyester coatings, grouts, mortars, adhesives, sealers, sealants, and membranes and custom manufactured fiberglass parts for the marine, industrial, transportation, commercial building and public works industries. The Baltimore-based company was founded in 1969.
Simpson has also acquired Switzerland-based S&P Clever Reinforcement Co., which makes epoxy resins and fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials for concrete and asphalt reinforcement. S&P Clever’s reinforcement systems are manufactured from fiber made of materials such as carbon, glass and aramid. The company, founded in 1998, also provides static design software to engineers and planning and design offices. Its manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
Together, the two acquisitions mark’s Simpson’s entry into the concrete repair, protection and strengthening business.
“Simpson Strong-Tie has been in this industry for more than 15 years with its Anchor Systems product line and is excited to bring complementary product lines to our customers in the U.S. and in Europe,” said Terry Kingsfather, president of Simpson Strong-Tie.
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