Archive for April, 2011
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Source: BIG BUILDER News Publication date: April 25, 2011 Sales of new, single-family homes rose 11.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 300,000, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday. Despite the increase, however, sales remained 21.9% below the tax-credit fueled surge of March, 2010. February’s estimates were revised […]

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Birth of a bioplastic icon? By Plastics News Staff  SOURCE: PlasticsNews 04/22/2011 A 29-year-old graphic design student at the University of Louisville in Kentucky was awarded $25,000 for a design that sustainable resin supplier Cereplast hopes will become  “a new icon for bioplastics.” Laura Howard’s bioplastics symbol was chosen from three finalists in the Make […]

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The companies building homes and those providing the materials to do so continue to draw private equity attention. By Mohammed Aly Sergie SOURCE: Wall Street Journal Blog Within the last month, TPG Capital LP and Oaktree Capital Management agreed to buy the North American operations of Taylor Wimpey PLC, leading a $955 million deal, while […]

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Video showcases Trex’s commitment to creating a cleaner environment Winchester, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 — In celebration of Earth Day 2011, Trex, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, has created this video message to showcase its commitment to creating a cleaner environment and a healthier future for its consumers and […]

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VAST® Composite Pavers Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Landscape and Permeable Pavers by 96 Percent Versus Concrete Installing 10,000 Square Feet of VAST Composite Pavers instead of Concrete Pavers Reduces CO2 Emissions by more than 395,000 Pounds Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 — Leaders in architecture and green building have challenged the manufacturers of […]

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