This is the best time of the year for sports. March Madness is approaching and my Kansas Jayhawks are preparing for another run at the Big 12 Championship. Opening Day for the Kansas City Royals is a few months away and they are going to break 500 this year.* The Kansas City Chiefs have the number one pick in the NFL draft and are sure to take the next Tom Brady. Given all these great sports diversions, why am I thinking about San Francisco’s new stadium? In short, because it sounds like a great place to watch a football game, and also because it will be one of the first NFL stadiums to achieve LEED Certification.
Green Construction Code
Last week, Albracht Perma-Siding and Window Co., of Omaha, Nebraska, agreed to pay a $6,188 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that it failed to notify an Omaha couple about lead-based paint risks before the company or its subcontractors performed renovation work in their pre-1978 home. The company also failed to keep records of lead safe practices for work it performed at 10 pre-1978 homes in Lincoln, Bellevue, and Omaha, Nebraska
In an effort to better understand sustainable products in the construction industry, I recently toured the Derbigum Americas, Inc. manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Missouri. Craig Isaacson, VP of Business Development, for Derbigum was kind enough to conduct the tour and answer my numerous questions on sustainability issues.