President Obama delivered his State of the Union address last week, largely focusing on the economy and the growing wealth gap in the U.S. He said we should restore the economy to one where “everyone gets a fair shot." But the Associated Builders and Contractors said the speech was just more of the same from the president.Read More »
Tenants go for the green build-out
Interior design in law offices traditionally has featured pricey, imposing furniture, expensive paneling, carpeting and artwork and other opulent touches. But the Minneapolis law firm of Nilan Johnson Lewis emphatically broke with that tradition when it developed its ecology-conscious space on two floors of the One Financial Plaza building.Read More »
Is this any way to build a road?
Since the early 1990s the state of North Carolina has been studying, evaluating and planning construction of the Northern Beltway in Winston-Salem but has yet to break ground. Why, then, has DOT continued to freeze all property development and sales along the beltway corridor, leaving thousands of property owners stuck? Because it can.Read More »
Use of certified wood drops in 2011 LEED projects
This year, significantly fewer Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects specified the use of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. A recent report issued by GreenBiz Group found FSC wood was used in only 26 percent of new LEED construction in 2011, down from 41 percent last year.
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Federal incentives for solar panels sunsetting
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — When the U.S. Department of Energy provided incentives for businesses installing solar panels in September, local solar contractors were sure it was going to lead to a substantial number of installation projects. But with the federal ...Read More »
Surgeon sues to keep doctors off his turf
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — An East End surgeon is suing to block two doctors who left his practice from performing surgery in that region, arguing the physicians are violating a noncompete agreement. Peconic Surgical Group, in Riverhead and Southampton, is ...Read More »
Iowa attorney general unveils foreclosure group details
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today unveiled the details of a multistate mortgage foreclosure working group created to review the practice of “robo-signing” and other issues that have arisen against banks and mortgage-processing firms. Alabama was the only state not to ...
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