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News originally appeared in ASHRAE Email Newsletter, and was written by Jodi Scott.

ATLANTA – The development of biomass requirements is being explored by ASHRAE, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), for inclusion in their co-sponsored green building standard.

ASHRAE, IAQA Approve Consolidation

News originally appeared in ASHRAE Email Newsletter and was written by Jodi Scott.

ATLANTA – A consolidation between ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association has been finalized by both organizations. The consolidation was approved by the Boards of Directors for ASHRAE and IAQA at ASHRAE’s recent 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago.

“We are excited about the opportunities presented by this consolidation,” ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix said. “It opens the door to alignment of ASHRAE and IAQA programs to create high-impact resources for building professionals around the globe.”

Record Attendance Set for ASHRAE Winter Conference, AHR Expo

News originally appeared in ASHRAE Email Newsletter, and was written by Jodi Scott.

ATLANTA – Attendance at the recent ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo exceeded expectations with record numbers shown for both. The 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference, was held Jan. 24-28, with the AHR Expo held Jan. 26-28, Chicago.

ASHRAE broke records for attendance at a Winter Conference with 3,018 attendees. Attendance this year was higher than the past six Winter Conferences, except Las Vegas 2011. Attendees came from more than 60 countries.

2014 Green Building Standard Now Available from ASHRAE/USGBC/IES

News originally appeared in ASHRAE Email Newsletter, and was written by Jodi Scott.

ATLANTA - New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society.

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This article originally appeared in CABA Building Weekly Newsletter.

Cylon Energy Inc. announced today its acquisition of American Auto-Matrix, an American-based Building Automation Systems Critical Environments Controls manufacturer located in Export, PA. This acquisition is part of Cylon’s continued expansion in the American building automation controls market.

Article by Esther DAmico. Originally appeared in ENR New York newsletter.

As public sector work continues its downward spiral, regional contractors are filling revenue gaps with a much more diverse mixture of project types than in recent years. While several large-scale energy and transportation projects broke ground in and around New York City in 2013, most of industry's new construction was sharply focused in the private sector, executives say. The broader array of offerings, they add, is fueling industry growth and providing work for more firms that struggled through the downturn.

Article originally appeared on ENR Mountain States Newsletter After more than 18 months of planning and fundraising, Metro CareRing broke ground May 14 on its new Hunger Relief Center at East 18th Avenue and Downing Street. GH Phipps Construction Cos. is building the 15,000-sq-ft center. During the event, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock revved up a bulldozer brought in for the occasion to “bulldoze hunger”—but not the building. Construction began in early June, with completion expected in early 2015.

In earthquake-prone San Francisco, crews are digging the city's deepest foundation piles for an 802-ft-tall office-residential tower that is on course to be the city's second-tallest structure, if only temporarily. The 55-story 181 Fremont tower, sited on land reclaimed from the San Francisco Bay after the 1906 earthquake, will be founded on 42 piers that plunge an average of 255 ft—with the deepest down 264 ft—to bedrock.

Article by Craig Guillot. Originally appeared in ENR Texas and Louisiana Newsletter Ranked as one of the top zoological parks in the country, New Orleans' Audubon Zoo is home to some critically acclaimed exhibits that have set a standard for other zoos around the world. Audubon's latest project is the construction of a new orangutan exhibit, an elephant exhibit and a river water ride for guests. Spread across three acres, the new attractions have visually appealing designs to immerse visitors in the natural world.