Monthly Archives: September 2013

Energy Benchmarking

In the building and construction world, energy benchmarking seems to be a new hot topic. A few weeks ago, Chicago became the latest city to require large commercial and residential buildings to perform and disclose building energy benchmarking. Aimed at buildings larger than 50,000 square feet, the new ordinance effects approximately 3,500 buildings total. While these buildings make up less than one percent of all of Chicago's buildings, they represent 22 percent of all the energy used by the city's built environment.

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Focus on Education

METALCON International is right around the corner, taking place October 1-3 in Atlanta at the  Georgia World Congress Center. As the trade show for the metal construction industry, METALCON aims to showcase the many ways in which metal can be used in construction projects. One way the show does this is through educational courses. Attendees can learn about cold-formed steel framing to metal roofing, from effective design strategies to designing resilient buildings. METALCON is a great opportunity to learn more about the benefits of using metal in your designs, and really experiencing all that metal can bring to a project. I hope you take this opportunity to attend, and if you're there, please stop by our booth to say hello.

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