Shoplifter of the Week: Copper edition
Authorities have identified 38-year-old Franklin Miller, 27-year-old Lance Trecek and 23-year-old Thomas Schafer as the suspects. In at least three incidents, detectives said, merchandise was stolen when one person stood at a checkout holding a large piece of drywall or fencing to block the cashier’s view. The other two men would then push out carts full of copper and tools.
Automation comes to LEED green building program
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED green building program, has announced a new program designed to streamline and create capacity for the LEED building certification process. Called LEED Automation, the program enables users to submit documentation and certify LEED projects online through third-party technology platforms.
This marks the first time USGBC has opened LEED Online to the software application market and third-party software developers. It represents the initial step in what the USGBC said it expects will be the addition of many technology partners in the future.
Around the Web: Blowers big in Iowa
The article reports that electric, cordless blowers are expected to be a popular item in the coming winter.