ACT Master Builders Association calls for alignment of plans
The body representing the ACT's building and construction industry has called for reforms to planning requirements.

Embrace the solar storm: Now’s the perfect time to expand renewable energy sector, Alberta told
Alberta needs to act now to take advantage of its huge, free, clean and largely untapped solar resource, an industry group says in a new report to the provincial government. According to the Canadian Solar Industries Association, there is a perfect solar storm in this province right now: Electricity demand is rising sharply, coal-fired power plants are being phased out and prices of solar ...

AV Homes Appoints New Arizona Division President
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- AV Homes, Inc. has announced the appointment of Christopher Cady as the president of its Arizona division. Cady will oversee all homebuilding operations for the Arizona Division.

Stakes are Raising in Asia Pacific
China’s moves are as much about food security as they are national security. Whether its fish, fuel, or power, the stakes are rising in Asia Pacific . The post Stakes are Raising in Asia Pacific appeared first on The Daily Reckoning Australia .

Revealed: Australia's hotspots
The Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia's residential building industry, has released the latest edition of its Population and Residential Building Hotspots report, providing an overview of Australia's fastest growing metropolitan and regional areas in 2012/13. A 'Hotspot' is defined by the authorsas a local area where population growth exceeds the national rate (which was 1.8 ...

First Green Roof at the University of Iowa
The University of Iowa has its first green roof growing on the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. (PRWeb July 28, 2014) Read the full story at

Michigan Department of Community Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan invest in Building Healthy Communities ...
LANSING, Mich., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is pleased to announce that beginning today the Michigan Department of Community Health is partnering with the statewide Building Healthy Communities program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming.    "The Michigan Department of ...

MMA to hold reception for furniture industry manufacturers
TUPELO, Mississippi — The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) recently confirmed that it will hold a reception for furniture manufacturers and suppliers on Wednesday, August 13, just prior to opening day of the fall iteration of the Tupelo Furniture Market.

MSU builds a greener campus we can learn from
You hear a lot about green building these days, but like most things in the area of energy conservation, it takes time for such an initiative to become a common practice. MSU is taking the lead.

Broadband Industry Leaders Sign on to Share Expertise at BroadbandVision Show
Today NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, ITTA – the Voice of Mid-Size Carriers, and Telecompetitor announced the sponsor lineup for BroadbandVision show, to be held October 1-3, 2014, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.