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Amazon narrows list of possible HQ2 location down to 20 cities

Amazon, today, released a list of 20 cities that will proceed to the next step in the HQ2 selection process. The finalists were selected from a pool of 238 applicants vying for the 50,000 jobs and tens of billions of dollars of additional investment in the surrounding community Amazon’s second headquarters will create.






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Green Building Initiative acquires global rights to Green Globes from JLL

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) recently completed acquisition of the global rights to Green Globes.

The acquisition, from JLL, allows GBI to expand operations to Canada and elsewhere. GBI has established a Canadian non-profit subsidiary—GB Initiative Canada—to support its growth in the Canadian marketplace.






Is farming ready to grow up?

The United Nations estimates that by 2050 nearly 10 billion people will inhabit the planet, including 6.5 billion living in cities. That would be double the number of urban dwellers today. This population explosion is going to require different modes for growing and distributing food, in terms of yield, land and water use, and nutritional value, because right now, “the field isn’t meeting the needs of the customer globally.”






Product roundup: 12 daylighting technologies

1. Phantom 5000

Tubelite

This line of zero-sightline awning and casement windows features a concealed aluminum frame design that is virtually invisible from a building’s exterior, providing a consistent appearance of fixed lites. Designed for mid-rise commercial and multifamily projects, where natural ventilation and daylight are a premium. Hinge options allow opening from the bottom or side of the window. Screens are available with frames to match the window.






The Concours at Carlisle: A condo community for gearheads

If you collect stamps, spoons, or vintage records, you probably don’t have to worry too much about finding a home with adequate space for your collection. But if you are someone who prefers an actual REO Speedwagon instead of the band’s Hi Infidelity album on vinyl, finding a home with adequate space for your collection may be a bit tricky. If you live in central Pennsylvania, however, you’re in luck.






Climate adaptation project addresses current and future climate changes in Randers, Denmark

C.F. Møller recently won a competition to design a new climate project near Randers, Denmark. Storkeengen, or Stork Meadow, is a new landscape project that creates cloudburst and storm flood protection, strengthens urban nature, and brings the town of Vorup, a suburb of Randers, even closer to the Gudenå River.






Linear drains offer modern look, simplified accessibility

As more Americans clamor for modern, contemporary designs, it’s not just faucets and tiles that are answering the call in the bathroom. Linear trench drains provide a sleek look—but also greater design flexibility and increased accessibility.

Trench drains combine both form and function. Aesthetically, they are minimalist in appearance, with a modern cleaner appearance than typical, center drains. Design flexibility abounds, with an array of metal finish colors, and sizes to choose from.






Linear drains offer modern look, simplified accessibility

As more Americans clamor for modern, contemporary designs, it’s not just faucets and tiles that are answering the call in the bathroom. Linear trench drains provide a sleek look—but also greater design flexibility and increased accessibility.

Trench drains combine both form and function. Aesthetically, they are minimalist in appearance, with a modern cleaner appearance than typical, center drains. Design flexibility abounds, with an array of metal finish colors, and sizes to choose from.






Quality is king: Panelized wall systems are the future of multifamily building

What do skilled labor shortage and the reemergence of the housing market have in common? Together, they’ve perpetuated the need for higher-quality building standards.

Though multifamily housing starts have leveled off to new norms, they are still in high demand. And, when it comes to wood framed structures, there is still a severe shortage of skilled framers to get the job done right.






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