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NYC to introduce bill to ban new glass skyscrapers

June 1, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 11, Number 10May 31, 2019 In a bid to curb New York City's greenhouse emissions by 30%, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce legislation to ban construction of new glass skyscrapers and require existing glass buildings to be retrofitted based on more stringent guidelines. The plan also calls for powering…
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Florida home contractor uses concrete for hurricane resiliency

June 1, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 11, Number 10May 31, 2019 Delray Beach, Fla.-based Akel Homes offers homes constructed from concrete block to comply with the Florida Building Code requirements for hurricane resistance. The homes also include energy-efficient features and impact-rated windows so "form and function are in complete equilibrium," co-President Alexander Akel says in this article.
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Ohio school to add reinforced concrete masonry tornado shelter

June 1, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 11, Number 10May 31, 2019 Ohio's Fairborn Primary School is building a tornado shelter that will be able to hold 1,200 students inside, reportedly making it the first school in the state to do so. The shelter will have steel-reinforced concrete masonry walls that provide a safe space for students and…
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San Francisco to require commercial buildings to run on renewables

May 17, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMay 15, 2019 San Francisco plans to eventually require private commercial buildings within the city to run completely on renewable energy. Commercial buildings over 500,000 square feet must meet the requirement by 2022, buildings over 250,000 square feet have until 2024 and buildings over 50,000 square feet must do so by 2030.…
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