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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) disclosed the quarterly addenda to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system, which includes a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and help rid buildings of illegal wood by promoting the use of wood that is verified to be legal.

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Construction and demolition operations tend to produce a tremendous quantity of waste.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has shared its eighth-annual “Top Cities” list, which ranks the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified commercial buildings in the preceding calendar year with Charlotte ranking 21st.

Last year, asphalt production facilities, terminals, and paving companies in 49 states and 5 Canadian provinces earned Diamond Commendations, demonstrating their commitment to excellence and best practices.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development secretary Dennis Davin shared news that $5.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding was approved for projects in various Pennsylvania counties.

Forty-three states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between February 2015 and February 2016 while construction employment increased in 27 states between January and February, according to analysis of Labor Department data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.