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Dominion Transmission Inc.’s new office building has attained Gold status under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, the first privately owned building in West Virginia to achieve such status.

The highlights of the new building’s features include:

•90 percent of building occupants have access to outside views from workspace.
•82 percent of construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfill.
•70 percent of 2 year building electricity usage purchased with green power renewable energy credits.
•36 percent designed reduction in water use by installing efficient water toilets, urinals, lavatory faucets, showers and kitchen sinks.
•31 percent designed energy cost savings.
•30 percent of cost used for recycled materials.
•Reflective roof to reduce heat absorption.

Published in the May 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Sundt Construction, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona was named the nation’s safest construction company in 2015 by the Associated General Contractors of America.

USGBC and Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate have released the 2015 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on energy use and waste management at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last fall at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) named Norris Asphalt Paving Co. of Ottumwa, Iowa, as the winner of the 2015 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently fined G.D. Friend, Inc. (operating as Everlast Home Energy Solutions) $28,564 for failing to comply with the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule while performing renovation work at two residential properties in Southern California.

Construction spending soared in January from a month earlier and all major segments posted hefty year-over-year gains, pushing the total to the highest level since October 2008, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.