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California Construction Trends to Watch

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California is one of the most economically successful U.S. economic recovery has been particularly good for California. In 2014, California was ranked as the largest GDP in the United States with numbers 40% higher than the runner-up, Texas. construction technology construction employment california constructionThe U.S.

October Events Shape the California Construction Scene

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When it comes to construction, California is considered a region in itself. In fact, California’s job growth rate continues to outdo the rest of the country. construction news california construction construction trendsThe state’s economy outperforms the national average and is expected to continue to do so for at least another 2 years.

Is California Going to Ban Cows in the Name of Climate Change?

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The California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board has issued a “Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy” that includes the penultimate statement, California’s dairy and livestock industries account for roughly half of the State’s total methane emissions and about five percent of the State’s overall GHG emissions. But there is a problem.

Net Zero Prefab Home Built in California

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Mark Jacobson, a professor at Stanford University, California recently commissioned the Canadian firm Bone Structure to build him a prefab net-zero home. Super Sustainable LivingHomes Prefabs Taking Over California. And the result is shaping up to be quite astounding. The home measures 3,200-sq ft (297-sq m), which is quite large for a net-zero home. no gas or other sources).

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Heroic Efforts In California

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Just like the rest of the country, California has its seen ups and downs when it comes to employment, taxes, energy and the environment. The company administers the HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity) program in California to provide local governments with a comprehensive residential PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing solution. Heroic Efforts In California.

California Dreamin’

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California Dreamin’ appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Biotech And Pharma Business Clusters/Corridors California Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Post Online Features Quality Of Life Renewable Energy The Editor''s Blog U.S. - Far West california Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. The Golden State''s reputation for a high cost of doing business doesn''t seem to be hurting it.

Best Projects Winners Announced for California

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The winners listed below will be profiled in depth in the October issue of ENR California, and at two awards presentations in December – one in Los Angeles on October 4, and the other in San Francisco on October 6

California Faucets adds third facility to accommodate continuing growth

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To meet continued and accelerating growth, California Faucets has recently expanded its operations to include a third manufacturing facility. read more. Bath/Kitchen Management

California’s “Coolest” Cities Announced

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California’s “Coolest” Cities Announced appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic California Daily News Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Post Online Features Renewable Energy U.S. - Far West Blog-Dec-2014 California Air Resources Board Claremont Cool California City Challenge Energy Upgrade California Rancho Cucamonga Riverside Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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Amazon Adding Two New Fulfillment Facilities In California

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These new facilities will increase Amazon’s California presence to nine fulfillment centers, nine million square feet of operations and approximately 14,000 full-time hourly associates. Since we first broke ground in California four years ago, we have found a network of support from community leaders to statewide officials, a dedicated workforce and fantastic customers.”.

Super Sustainable LivingHomes Prefabs Taking Over California

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Prefab affordable alternative energy California conservation construction waste energy efficiency green building LEED Platinum LivingHomes modern design prefab homes prefabricated prefabricated home prefabricated homes single family solar water efficiency The company LivingHomes has launched their first sustainable, LEED platinum prefab home back in 2013.

Workers on Big California Bridge Tackle Oil Wells, Seismic Issues

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With obstacles eliminated, California's first vehicular cable-stayed bridge is on the way to a 2018 completion in Long Beach

Six Oaks Container House in California

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This 1,200 square-foot home was built with six used shipping containers in Felton, California. Container Design Modern architecture California modular Modulus residentialDesigned by Modulus , the home was the subject of a 2012 Citation Award from the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the AIA. Credits: Modulus; noticed at Dwell. Bright Cargo Container Casa in Chile.

Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State

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Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Arkansas Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic California Contributed Columns Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Executive Analysis Featured Post Massachusetts Online Features Renewable Energy U.S. - Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

California Includes Multifamily Housing in Benchmarking Law

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California Includes Multifamily Housing in Benchmarking Law. Buildings

California’s “Coolest” Cities Announced

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The post California’s “Coolest” Cities Announced appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic California Daily News Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Post Online Features Renewable Energy U.S. - Far West Blog-Dec-2014 California Air Resources Board Claremont Cool California City Challenge Energy Upgrade California Rancho Cucamonga Riverside CoolCalifornia City Challenge recognizes the best cities in the state--for energy management.

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State Focus: Southern California – Where The Leading Edge Lives

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State Focus: Southern California – Where The Leading Edge Lives appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Aerospace And Defense Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Topic Business Clusters/Corridors California Featured Post Location Focus Magazine Magazine Highlights Manufacturing Ports And Free Trade Zones Quality Of Life State Focus Transportation Infrastructure U.S. - Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Far West Uncategorized Barstow BF-Jan/Feb-2015 Irvine Lancaster Palmdale Port of Stockton So Cal Leading Edge

California School Made of Shipping Containers

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The Waldorf School of Orange County, located in Costa Mesa, CA recently added 10,000 square feet of classroom space, which they achieved by using recycled shipping containers as the main building materials. It is very nice to see these sustainable building blocks used on larger scale projects where cost and speed is not the main reason for their use. Shipping Container School Built in Africa.

ENR California Announces Top Young Professionals

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The program honors individuals who have built extraordinary industry portfolios in just a few short years

California Closets Chooses West Michigan For Manufacturing Facility

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Read California Closets Chooses West Michigan For Manufacturing Facility on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Capital Investment Corporate Real Estate Daily News Featured Manufacturing Michigan Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development Business Incentives California Closets Cascade Township Employment Expansion Michigan Economic Development Corporation Site Selection The Right Place West Michigan Works The custom storage manufacturer and retailer will create at least 61 new jobs and invest over $5.7

Geno Caccia is installed as President of PHCC of California

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and a pro-active leader in innovation, Caccia is riding point on the PHCC of California 'Ride & Decide' program. Geno Caccia was installed as President of the Board of Directors at the annual PHCC of California conference, PHCC WEST 2016 in Lake Tahoe, CA on May 14, 2016. CEO of James Caccia Plumbing, Inc. read more. Plumbing

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Business Report: California – Sacramento County Plans For The “Next Economy”

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Business Report: California – Sacramento County Plans For The “Next Economy” appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Business Report California Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Post Magazine Magazine Highlights Renewable Energy U.S. - Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. The Capital Region Prosperity Plan sets six priorities, including an “ecosystem” for innovators and entrepreneurs. Far West BF-Sept/Oct-2014 Economic Development Implementation Plan Sacramento County

Southern California gas station johns go glam

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LOS ANGELES — Gas station restrooms have a notorious reputation in general, but a series of renovated stations in Southern California is changing people’s minds. Erika Winters, principal of Erika Winters Design in Los Angeles, has led the redesign of five gas stations for her client and has more locations on the drawing boards. read more. Plumbing

PHCC of California leadership receives multiple awards at PHCC Connect 2016

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The PHCC of California Board of Directors, along with leadership & staff from local chapters across the state were proud to represent California at PHCC Connect 2016 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio TX.a. read more. Industry Event News Plumbing

California lawmakers may take action to address contractor negligence

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California lawmakers heard testimony recently from victims of a deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley last summer as they consider a bill to address contractor negligence. The collapse caused the death of six college students and raised questions about California's building standards and balcony safety

California Infrastructure Leaders Tout 'Post-Renewable' Era

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With several large, grid-scale battery-storage facilities opening in quick succession in Southern California, pundits say the state has taken a leading role in developing infrastructure to hold renewable power generated during low-demand periods, using it to supply customers during peak hours

California, Illinois, Texas Lead The Charge Toward A Modernized Electric Grid

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California, Illinois, Texas Lead The Charge Toward A Modernized Electric Grid originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. For the third year in a row, California is the highest-ranked state when it comes to moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI). varies widely from state to state. GridWiseChart. Far West U.S.

PG&E Guilty of Federal Charges in California Pipeline Blast

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A federal jury found California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, guilty on Tuesday of violating pipeline safety regulations and misleading investigators before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California killed six people and destroyed 38 homes in 2010.

Seismic Code Update Drives California Business

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Since Los Angeles joined San Francisco Bay Area cities last October in tightening seismic standards for non-ductile concrete buildings and multi-family, wood-frame structures with parking underneath (ENR 11/9/15 p. 16), seismic retrofit work in those cities has been booming

PHCC of California Ride & Decide Video Tour is a big success

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The PHCC of California Ride & Decide Program pairs high school students with PHCC Contractors during the summer for 2-4-6 weeks. read more. Plumbing

Colored Solar Panels Hit California Market

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The solar panels have ETL safety certification to UL1703 and a listing by the California Energy Commission, said Colored Solar in a company release. Solar Technology alternative energy California Colored Solar Gold Coast SolarColored Solar is trying to grab a toehold in this market with red, emerald green, forest green, and polished marble panels.

Southern California Water Recycling Project To Make History

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The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) has unanimously approved and signed an agreement with J.F. Shea Construction to build a $110 million state-of-the-art water treatment plant that will enable WRD to develop the first locally sustainable groundwater basins in California. ” Relocating or Expanding Your Business In California. Source: WRD).

Project of the Year, Southern California - The Broad

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Builder, businessman and philanthropist Eli Broad wanted his signature museum to be more than just another new building in Los Angeles’ Cultural District

North America’s First Electric School Bus Unveiled In Palo Alto

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The Canadian manufacturer of the eLion, the first Type C electric school bus made in North America, plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in California. Automotive California Canada Daily News Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Public-Private Partnerships Renewable Energy California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development Climate change Electric Vehicles eLion Go-Biz Lion Bus Manufacturing Québec Site Selection vehicle manufacutring

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225 California Transportation Projects at Risk

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"We're taking another whacking," spokesman John Goodwin of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said of the decision last month to trim the State Transportation Improvement Plan by $754 million this year -- marking the largest scaling-back of that pot of money in nearly 20 years, with a $328.3 million cut likely next year.

Bobcat Adds New Dealers in California and Nevada

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Bobcat of Sacramento and Bobcat of Reno will distribute Bobcat equipment throughout central California and western Nevada. Bobcat Company expanded its dealer network with the addition of Bobcat of Sacramento, Calif., and Bobcat of Reno, Nev., as authorized sales, service, parts and rental providers of Bobcat equipment. Bobcat of Sacramento and Bobcat of Reno join the Bobcat Central Inc.

Does California Green Building Code Signal Future Code Adoption.

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