PACE Bill Due in Baltimore City

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A public hearing is scheduled tomorrow on a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan program ordinance in Baltimore City. Baltimore is proposing to allow the PACE financing of any equipment, device or material intended to improve energy efficiency, including in new construction (e.g.,

International Green Construction Code Now Mandatory For All Building in Baltimore

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Last evening the Baltimore City Council adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the City’s building, fire and related codes. green Baltimore City IGCC International Green Construction Code Kaplow Stuart Kaplow building law

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Small Project Best Project - Baltimore Visitor Center Renovation

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The renovated Baltimore Visitor Center in the city’s Inner Harbor area might be a small project, but the project team did a lot with a little

Baltimore OKs Sewage Overflow Control Project

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Construction of the $430 million Headworks Project at the city’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant has been approved

Youth education center in Baltimore gets first students

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Green Building Council, and Parks & People Foundation, was officially dedicated June 14 in a ceremony at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore. The Jean and Sidney Silber Center, a joint project of Building Design+Construction, the U.S.

Under Armour unveils phase one of 50-acre Baltimore headquarters

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The first phase of Under Armour’s new Baltimore Headquarters has officially been revealed. The plans were shown to Baltimore’s Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel, Bizjournals.com reports. Included in the first phase are two office buildings and a 1,500-space parking garage. The garage will provide over 306,000 sf across 11 floors. Three of the floors will be set aside for use by visitors with the remaining eight used for employees

Why is Baltimore's Infrastructure Repair $105M Over Budget?

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Construction jobs done for Baltimore's government ran over budget 375 times since 2012 — sometimes ballooning to two, three or even four times their original cost. Pratt, who sits on the Board of Estimates and has questioned the frequency of cost overruns in Baltimore.

Former industrial building becomes 'lifestyle community' in ever-evolving Baltimore

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As Baltimore continues to make its push to become the “ coolest city in America ,” a new $100 million mixed-use development is doing what it can to help capture the sought after title

Scorecard Identifies Most Energy-Efficient Utilities

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California Connecticut Featured Maryland Massachusetts Surveys & Research USA - Far West Utilities 2017 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard ACEEE Baltimore Gas & Electric energy incentives Eversource Connecticut Eversource Massachusetts National Grid Massachusetts Pacific Gas & Electric Site Selection utilitiesACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard looks at the performance of the 51 largest electric utilities in the U.S. and highlights cutting-edge efforts.

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Parks & People Foundation's 'Green Growing Center' in Place at Baltimore's Druid Hill Park

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The 600-square-foot Growing Green Center has been set in place on its site at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, by builder Modular Genius. The facility, designed by Ziger/Snead Architects, will serve as a training and staging center for the city's Parks & People Foundation. Final work on the modular structure is expected to be completed in the next few weeks, with a formal opening ceremony in Q1/2017

Clean Water Advocates Seek Legal Pressure in Baltimore

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Not confident that necessary sewage and water repairs will be finished on time, the Blue Water Baltimore filed this week for legal status to help enforce a federal court order that requires Baltimore to make $1.2

Crockett Facilities Services’ President Receives Baltimore 2013 SmartCEO Brava! Award

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Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 25 of Greater Baltimore’s women business leaders. Cynthia Crockett among 25 women business leaders honored for their achievements. Crockett Facilities Services, Inc.

Small Project (under $10 million): Baltimore Visitor Center Renovation

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The $1.3-million renovation is a small project with a big impact

Baltimore City Council committee OKs taxpayer assistance for $1.8 billion Harbor Point mixed-use project

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A Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development. The controversial vote came after opponents criticized developer Michael S.

June 26 or Bust

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The Port of Virginia and the Port of Baltimore met the requirements well over a year ago; several other ports are racing to be ready by the middle of next year, when shipping through the Canal is expected to surge to an annual rate of more than 360 million tons.

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Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

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As indicated by our annual ranking of leading Post-Panamax Ready Ports (East Coast), currently, the Port of Virginia (in Norfolk) and the Port of Baltimore are the only East Coast ports that can accommodate the large ships. The Port of Baltimore has had a 50-foot deep channel since 1990.

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Baltimore City is Adopting the IgCC

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This evening an ordinance will be introduced in the Baltimore City Council for the purpose of adopting the International Green Construction Code. It is necessary to appreciate that Baltimore City was an early adopter when it enacted a green building law in 2007 that, prior to this legislation, remains among the most sweeping of that in any major American city. But make no mistake, Baltimore is not greenwashing.

Moving Forward in Maryland

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Mid Atlantic BaltimoreBusiness Facilities (BF) Magazine. Larry Hogan puts economic development at the top of his agenda. Moving Forward in Maryland appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Sell or No-Sell: Design Firms Weigh Choices for Future Growth

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Diane Cho, a founder of a small Baltimore architect, and her partner, cold-called Carl Elefante, incoming president of the American Institute of Architects, when they heard through the grapevine that the 140-person firm of which he was a principal wanted to open an office there

FEATURE STORY: Racing To Be Ready – U.S. Ports Prepare for Post Panamax Era

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Currently, the Port of Baltimore and Port of Virginia (in Norfolk) are the only East Coast ports that can accommodate the large ships. BALTIMORE IS READY TO GREET THE BIG SHIPS. CSX has selected the Mount Clare rail yard in Baltimore for the proposed intermodal site.

Rebirth Proceeds for Shuttered Baltimore Steelmaking Complex

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Parsons Brinckerhoff is hired to create a master plan for industrial redevelopment of the 3,100-acre Sparrows Point site. Business Management

City Scoop: Baltimore

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Outlook for construction activity in the Baltimore area. Bonus Regions

Two Mid-Atlantic design firms join forces

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architectural and planning practice Quinn Evans Architects will expand to five office locations on May 1 when its acquisition of Baltimore-based Cho Benn Holback + Associates becomes effective. The Washington, D.C.

U.S. Office Sector Fundamentals Heating Up

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The top 10 strongest markets in terms of demand for office space were New York, San Jose, Sacramento, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Raleigh, San Diego, and Baltimore. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

SLATERPAULL Architects to merge with Hord Coplan Macht

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Baltimore-based multidisciplinary design firm Hord Coplan Macht announced that Denver design and planning firm SLATERPAULL Architects has joined the firm.

ENR MidAtlantic Announces Excellence in Safety Winners

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1 in Baltimore A panel of safety experts has chosen the winners of ENR MidAtlantics Excellence in Safety award, part of the Best Projects 2016 competition that will be profiled in more depth in the October issue of ENR MidAtlantic, and presented at an awards banquets on Nov.

NOLA Tops Logistics List, San Jose Leading IT Hub In BF’s 2013 Metro Rankings Report

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NOLA was followed by Newport News (VA), Baltimore and Philadelphia, respectively, in the annual logistics assessment from BF , a national publication focused on site selection and economic development. Southeast Anchorage Baltimore Business Facilities Economic Development GE Memphis New Orleans Newport News Panama Canal Philadelphia rankings San Francisco San Jose

The Most Green Building Friendly Zoning Code in the Nation - Baltimore?

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Baltimore City is poised to adopt a new zoning code that is among the most ''green building friendly'' land use ordinances in the country. The Baltimore City Zoning Code was last comprehensively updated in 1971.

South Miami Poised to Mandate Solar Panels

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There are places like Baltimore that as part of its green building code require 1% onsite renewable energy (not only rooftop solar) and in lieu allow the purchase of green power.

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BUSINESS REPORT: Maryland — SSA’s New Data Hub Moves Forward In Urbana

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Largest Cities (2011): Baltimore, 619,493; Frederick, 66,169; Rockville, 62,334; Gaithersburg, 61,045. Synagro Moves Jobs to Baltimore Area. The Baltimore U.S. Conceptual layout of the Social Security Administration’s new data center in Urbana. By Jonathan Sanders.

Registration Open for January Nursery Show in Baltimore

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The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) is being held January 6-8, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center

Movers + Shapers: Charm City's lucky charm

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billion revenue in 2016, and to turn Baltimore, Under Armour’s home for nearly 20 years, into “the coolest city in America Kevin Plank, the feisty Founder and CEO of sports apparel giant Under Armour, has two ambitious goals: to grow his company into a $10 billion brand, which would be more than double its $4.8

The human touch

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David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP, has forged an illustrious career designing stylish and practical market-rate and affordable urban housing, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in Baltimore, Denver, Charleston, S.C.,

Multifamily visionary: The life and work of architect David Baker

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David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP, has forged an illustrious career designing stylish and practical market-rate and affordable urban housing, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in Baltimore, Denver, Charleston, S.C.,

A former burial ground in Brooklyn becomes a public space whose design honors vets

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Since its founding, TKF has supported the creation of more than 130 Open Space Sacred Places in the Baltimore-Annapolis-Washington area alone. . “We The TKF Foundation is a 10-year-old private nonprofit that specializes in creating open, public sanctuaries. We envision a time when every urban community in the U.S.

SAFTI FIRST introduces the largest fire resistive multilam, fire resistive butt-glazed assemblies, new fire resistive aluminum framing, and fire resistive curved glass make-ups

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SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently debuted new products at the GlassBuild Show in Las Vegas and the CSI Construct Show in Baltimore.

Solar Panels Mandated for Muscle Beach and.

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And while mandating onsite solar systems is not at all common today, Baltimore was actually the first major American city, to mandate all new building include renewable energy systems. Baltimore’s green code requires all buildings that consume energy must contain at least one renewable energy system capable of producing at least 1% of the total estimated annual energy use of the building.