Organic on the FTC Agenda

Green Building Law Update

The word is “organic” as it relates to non-agricultural products is the topic of the October 20, 2016, roundtable sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. However, the current Green Guides do not include guidance on the term “organic.”.

Is the New USDA Organic Rule Dead on Arrival?

Green Building Law Update

Department of Agriculture published a new list of rules governing the treatment of animals that are ultimately sold to consumers as organic food. Among what is most controversial is that nothing in the rule goes to the quality of the organic meat and poultry that people will consume (i.e.,

The Importance of Getting Organized

John Chaney

We’re a little more than halfway through 2017, and I can say without a doubt that this has been one of the busiest, most frenetic years on record for me—both in my professional and personal life.

Relationships Drive Rapid Organic Growth

ENR Construction

is the region’s Design Firm of the Year, chosen for its organic growth and vibrant company culture Hargrove & Associates Inc.

REHAU Organizes International Innovation Days

Constructor Magazine

For the first time in its 70-year company history, polymer specialist REHAU invited its employees worldwide to learn about new products, materials and processes

Organic Prestressing System – Applications, Features, Advantages

The Constructor

The organic prestressing system is a concept taken as an inspiration from the behavior of an organic structure (biomimetic or the nature formed. Concrete Prestressed Concrete Concrete Technology

Build an Enduring Organization

Construction Business Owner

Good strategy involves an interpretation of numbers and data.

Organic Living in a Tiny Home

Jetson Green

They built the home in a trailer, which they got for only $1,500, and it is located on an organic farm in Texas. Ethan and his girlfriend Kelsey have recently moved into a tiny home which they built themselves for only $7,000.

Organized Down to the Last Detail

Green Industry Professionals

State Street Maintenance applies the same level of detail it practices in its landscaping work to its trailer and equipment organization

Wish - Transfer Project Standards Organization

Revit OpEd

Whine Mode On This is a minor thing but there are times I really wish that the Transfer Project Standards list was sorted by Discipline instead of alphabetically.

Selecting the Right KPIs for Your Project Based Organization

ENR Construction

Selecting the Right KPIs for Your Project Based Organization

Company Turning Beetle Kill into Organic Bio-Fertilizer

Green Industry Professionals

Lawn care companies can use an organic bio-fertilizer made from beetle-kill trees instead of conventional fertilizer

Using a Nature-Inspired Model to Design Organizations: Lessons Learned


As we all know from 7th grade science class, organisms that fail to evolve end up extinct. Lesson #2: Self-Organize. Social insects like ants and bees accomplish amazing tasks such as venturing far to locate plentiful food sources and locating a favorable site for their new hive through self-organization and strong communication channels. In nature, the most successful organisms are those that can deliver and collect instantaneous feedback.

A Home That is Heated and Cooled Organically

Jetson Green

The prototype the students built uses a traditional composting technique called “bokashi” (which translates as “fermented organic matter”) that is quite simple to achieve.

More than 130 organizations petition OSHA to create heat protection standard for workers


More than 130 organizations, led by consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen, have petitioned OSHA to establish a heat protection standard for workers

Organic Insect Control

Green Industry Professionals

Central Turf's new Organic Insect Control will eliminate ticks, mosquitoes and other insects - but not harm beneficial insects like bees, butterflies and earthworms

Over 20 ED Organizations Sponsoring 2014 LiveXchange

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

So far, 23 economic development organizations from the United States and Canada have signed on to sponsor this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange , which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Style File Online Idea Organizer

Green Industry Professionals

The Style File Online Idea Organizer from Belgard Hardscapes helps expedite hardscape design and installation

Interdisciplinary Organizations Supporting IPD, BIM & Lean

Collaborative Construction

JamesLsalmon@gmailDOTcom 512-630-4446 The list below is a first draft and readers are encouraged to email information about additional worthy organization that attract a cross-section of members from the Construction Industry and support innovations that increase efficiency and productivity in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and supporting infrastructure. Review the list and if you see an organization that interests you consider joining.

Global Organizations Lack Confidence In Ability To Detect Cyber Attacks

Business Facilities Blog

More than one-third (36%) of global organizations still lack confidence in their ability to detect sophisticated cyber attacks, according to the annual EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2015. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Organic Can Be a Force of Nature for your Business

Green Industry Professionals

Naturally, more and more consumers are getting curious about organic lawn care as the buzzword continues its eco-conscious climb in popularity

Verdant Checked Cannabis is Coming

Green Building Law Update

Department of Agriculture claims it controls “organic” agricultural and because marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, federal policy does not permit cannabis, a federally banned substance, to be labeled as organic. Nearly one quarter of U.S.

New Organic Landscape Guide Helps Professionals Protect the Environment

Green Industry Professionals

The manual provides recommendations to landscape contractors on how to effectively conduct organic land care

How to Organize Employee Files

Construction Business Owner

It is important for businesses to know the type of information that should or should not be included in a basic employee personnel file.

The 10 sustainability trends that forward-thinking organizations have on their minds


Practicing sustainability has always been important to office design. We know that people spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Progressive design firms and corporations have been leveraging green principles and practices, like LEED and WELL, for years.

10 Tips for Organic Lawn Care

Green Industry Professionals

Badly drained soils mean little air is penetrating into the soil, inhibiting grass growth and encouraging fungi and moss

Massachusetts Community Explores Possible Shift to Organics

Green Industry Professionals

Massachusetts community invites organic lawn care expert to address town, says growing body of scientific evidence shows that pesticide exposure, even at low levels, can adversely affect health and environment

Renaissance All Natural Organic Fertilizers

Green Industry Professionals

PJC's Renaissance all natural organic fertilizers are created with all-natural ingredients

Landscaper Details Continued Success with Organics Program

Green Industry Professionals

First featured in 2011, Pacific Landscapes discusses how its organic and sustainable lawn care programs have changed over the years

Caterpillar Announces New Organization

Construction Equipment

announced the creation of Caterpillar Enterprise System Group, a new order-to-delivery organization. Dave Bozeman, current Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division, will lead the organization as senior vice president with responsibility for the Caterpillar Enterprise System Group. Caterpillar Inc.

Related sues labor organization over 'corrupt' union involvement at $25B Hudson Yards

Construction Dive

The developer alleges that corrupt practices on behalf of some unions have cost it $100 million. Hudson Yards Construction LLC said most of the project's unions operate properly

How to organize building layout in 90 degree angle

Construction Cost Estimating

While laying out a floor, garden or other home improvement project, it becomes difficult to maintain exact angles. If your project needs a correctly square right angle to develop, there exist a rapid, easy way to create one.

DOT Awards $1 Million to Hazmat Training Organizations

Construction Equipment

Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded $1 million to two non-profit organizations as part of its new Community Safety Grant program to improve the nation’s response to hazardous materials transportation incidents. . The U.S.

Living Organic Fertilizer

Green Industry Professionals

Mighty Grow Living Organic Fertilizer appeals to the upscale consumer who is concerned about using chemicals in their garden

Organic Landscaping Course Addresses Growing Need for Chemical-Free Experts

Green Industry Professionals

30-hour training course at the University of Southern Maine accredits Organic Land Care Professionals

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Felling Trailers Online Auction to Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Organization

Construction Superintendent Magazine

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. -- Felling Trailers conducted its third online auction of a FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization.

BeeSafe Organic Land Care

Green Industry Professionals

Based on the science behind larger-scale organic agriculture, the BeeSafe Organic Lawn Management Program is a All of BeeSafe's products and programs are based on improving soil biology to create a suitable and effective growing environment for turf.

Construction Management Organization Recognizes Brasfield & Gorrie

Construction Superintendent Magazine

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Brasfield & Gorrie has been recognized by the Construction Management Association of America South Atlantic Chapter. During an awards banquet in Atlanta, Georgia, the contractor earned a Project Achievement award in recognition of excellence in the construction of a new $20.3-million. 23,800-square-foot state-of-the art commercial data center for C Spire, a Mississippi-based telecommunications and technology services company.

GBCI announces arc, a new technology organization


GBCI) announced a new technology organization called arc. . Today, during the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) International Summit held at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Green Business Certification Inc. Officially launching later in 2016, arc will further the performance of the green building industry and the built environment as a whole. . Scot Horst, USGBC’s chief product officer, has been named arc’s incoming CEO.

15-0-1 Hi-Sol Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer

Green Industry Professionals

Nature Safe says it is the highest-concentrated unrestricted-use, organic-certified, dry-flowable product on the market