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EnduraMax sponsors Green Schoolhouse Series

BY HBSDealer Staff

EnduraMax,a high-performance wall system by Oldcastle Architectural, is a sponsor of the Green Schoolhouse Series project, an effort to construct green schoolhouses across the country.

The first Green Schoolhouse Series project is a 6,000-square-foot school in Phoenix, Ariz. It serves as the launching pad for state-of-the-art green schoolhouses across the country on Title 1, low-income, public school campuses. 

EnduraMax is donating approximately 7,200 sq. ft. of its Morency stone to be used on the exterior walls of the Green Schoolhouse project at Roadrunner Elementary.

“We’re thrilled to be involved in the Green Schoolhouse Series to help build safe, clean, green learning environments for children,” said Michael Rohrer, Product Manager for EnduraMax. “EnduraMax is ideal for this project because it boasts an unmatched R-13.6 insulation factor and drainage channels that prevent moisture accumulation, qualifying for LEED certification.”

The inaugural Green Schoolhouse being built at Roadrunner Elementary will be the first LEED-Platinum designed K-12 school built in Arizona and the first LEED-Platinum designed K-12 public school anywhere in the world built entirely by volunteers, according to organizers.

 

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Existing home sales rise in October

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According to a report from the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales in the U.S. rose 2.1% in October. 

Existing home sales grew to seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.79 million units, according to a report issued Monday morning by the National Association of Realtors. 

The figure is up 2.1% from September’s rate, and up 10.9% from the 4.32 million level in October 2011.

“Home sales continue to trend up and most October transactions were completed by the time the storm hit, but the growing demand with limited inventory is pressuring home prices in much of the country," said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. "We expect an impact on Northeastern home sales in the coming months from a pause and delays in storm-impacted regions.” 

The median existing-home price rose 11.1% from the prior year to $178,600.

 

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USCPSC issues generator recall

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Portable generators distributed by American Honda Motor Co., of Torrance, Calif., are the subject of a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall.

While no fires or injuries have been reported, the generator’s fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards, according to the CPSC.

The generators were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers, Camping World, Gander Mountain, Grainger, Hertz Rental, John Deere, National Pump & Compressor, Northern Tool, Scheels Sporting, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sunbelt Rentals, True Value, United Rentals, White Cap and Wholesale Sports store nationwide and online from October 2011 through September 2012.

The Honda gasoline-powered portable generators are black and red in color or have a camouflage design. "Honda," `’EU converter" and the model number 2000i are printed on the side of the generator, according to the CPSC. "Companion" is printed on the side of some EU2000i models.

About 150,600 of the generators were sold.

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