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Morning News Roundup: Nov. 13, 2014

Architect: Most Recent News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:18
1113-mr-hero Two window washers were rescued off the side of the newly opened One World Trade Center, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial turns 32, and more news for Thursday.

Alaska’s Energy Future

Alaska Business Monthly - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:04
The rapid rise of shale energy production in the Lower 48 has broken records and shattered expectations of “peak oil.” Headlines frequently tout the new American energy powerhouse.

Rescue Hardware on Corridor Doors

I Dig Hardware - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:49
Is rescue hardware allowed on a corridor door in a hospital or nursing home? Is the door able to provide an effective barrier to limit the passage of smoke without the frame stop?
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INFOGRAPHIC: Build Your Green Dream Home With These Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Conventional Building Materials

Inhabitat - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:30

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Given the chance, building a green home seems like a no-brainer. While green homes may cost three to five-percent more than conventional buildings to construct, that investment pays for itself in the long run in 30 to 50-percent energy savings as well as in other environmental benefits. To help get you started on your green dream home, Able Skills created an infographic for green alternatives to conventional building materials for insulation, structural components, and flooring, and explains the reasons behind those choices. Click through to read through them all—even if you can’t start from scratch, this infographic may inspire you to do a few green home upgrades!

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Categories: Building Green

German Company Offers Free Hot Water and Heating from the Cloud

Inhabitat - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:09

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If you live in Germany, a new company can now offer you free heating and water if you get one of their data centers installed in your office. It’s so simple, it’s genius. The company, Cloud&Heat, places servers in premises such as your office, where they process cloud data for internet users. Meanwhile, the heat generated by the servers is used to heat your building and water.

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