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Plus, he says, traditional building owners face the risk of obsolescence: If everyone else is choosing to build healthy efficient buildings, do I really want to be stuck with an outdated dinosaur that's unhealthy?
It cost 15 percent more to build, but chairman and CEO Peter Sodini says, "Our payback should be quick because we will be using 25 percent less energy than a conventionally built store." The world's first LEED-certified supermarket is Giant Eagle in Brunswick, Ohio, where a wetland helps soak up runoff.
Builds molds with automatic unscrewing, cam action, hot runners, and insulated hot probes.
Engineers and builds injection molds for thermoplastics in appliance, electronics, housewares, medical, agricultural, and automotive markets.
Builds and designs injection molds for presses up to 750 tons, and all types of standard and runnerless molds, including stack, two-color, shuttle, collapsible-core, thin-wall container, and unscrewing molds.
A unit of Automatic Technologies, company builds precision molds for all thermoplastics.
Designs and builds molds for machines 100 to 5000-plus tons.
Designs and builds molds utilizing CAD, CNC, and EDM.
But according to Frank Purvis, director of environment for Habitat International in Americus, Georgia, anyone is welcome to contact a Habitat affiliate and ask for house plans: "If you want to build with our plans, we'd be more than happy to help you." CONTACT: Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498/(912)924-6935.
But because Habitat has a unique specialty in low-cost housing and has over 1,400 affiliates in 50 states (which built some 3,800 houses in 1996), the organization's work may eventually "trickle up" to other low-cost housing developments and to individuals of any income level looking to build an affordable green home.
Habitat, the charity championed by Jimmy Carter, builds homes for low-income people.
has been very slow to change the way it builds its houses, O'Sullivan says.
Designs and builds medium- to large-size injection and compression molds for the automotive and truck industries.
"We are projecting that in 10 to 12 years, that number will rise to 40 to 50 percent," said Belle, who added that in seven states design build is still not legal.
Chicago may be the birthplace of the skyscraper and an architectural favorite; the capitals of the Far East may put national pride on the line as they vie to build the tallest.