The Distributors Solution to Better Incentive Tracking

When you’ve tracked data about all aspects of your program, you can offer strong recommendations to improve it.

That means more success for you and your vendors.

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City doing more with less thanks to LED streetlights

The City of Pittsburg, California converts high-pressure sodium streetlights to Cree LEDway luminaries for exceptional energy and maintenance savings.

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City of Los Angeles - Municipal Upgrade

The City of Los Angeles upgrades streetlights to Cree LEDway luminaries to achieve an estimated energy and maintenance cost savings of 10million annually.

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Buyer's Guide to Construction Software

Choosing a construction software solution is an important decision, the investment is significant in terms of cost, time and resources. Having the right information is vital in the selection you choose for your business.

This manual will help with essential questions to keep in mind as you decide which solution is best to fit your business objectives and company goals.

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Keeping your Technology Up to Date

Technology’s rate of change can be overwhelming, but by using a few key criteria to vet products and determine the best fit for your company’s needs you can select a solution that provides long-term benefits and evolves with your business.

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Merging Architecture and Landscape Designs (Print Course)

This article will explore the growing trend of fusing landscape design and architecture. Design that blends the lines between “indoor” and “outdoor” spaces is becoming increasingly popular both in an aesthetic and sustainable sense. This learning unit will look at the advantages of designing with a holistic approach to building and land, and the sustainability benefits of merging site design with architectural design.

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Acoustic Privacy Within the Built Environment (Print Course)

Current privacy legislation tends to focus on securing access to information stored on computers or within filing cabinets, but attention also needs to be paid to our built environment. When examined in this context, privacy has both an acoustic and a visual component. This article primarily focuses on the former, except insofar as it is affected by the latter.

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Know Your Porcelain

Porcelain is beautiful, strong, durable, has a better lifecycle cost, low maintenance, and will last a lifetime when properly installed. This course looks at what makes a material certified porcelain, and why this is important when selecting porcelain. We will walk through the process of how porcelain is made, and what its common applications are. This course discusses common patterns used and how they can create a unique look for a project.

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The Impact of Wood Use on North American Forests (Print Course)

As green building has evolved beyond its initial emphasis on energy efficiency, greater attention has been given to the choice of structural materials and the degree to which they influence a building’s environmental footprint. Increasingly, wood from sustainably managed forests is viewed as a responsible choice—for a number of reasons. Wood grows naturally by harnessing energy from the sun, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. It is renewable and a carbon sink, and outperforms other materials in terms of embodied energy, air and water pollution, and other impact indicators.

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Sound-Mitigating Steel: How to detail structural steel systems for optimized acoustics (Print)

Good acoustics is such a major issue among building occupants that a 2014 Associated Press article ranked noise as the No. 1 quality-of-life complaint in New York City. Similarly, an American Society of Interior Designers-commissioned study reported that 70 percent of surveyed office workers believe productivity would increase if office noise decreased. Although steel naturally acts as a conductor for sound, this course will look at how properly designing and detailing a steel framed building can ensure good acoustics.

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