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January 31, 2013
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  • Angled green roof helps make Netherlands building sustainable
    A green roof with an irregular pitch has helped a 62,400-square-foot building at the Amsterdam University College in the Netherlands achieve sustainability, according to this article. The structure sports sedums to add insulation, manage stormwater and control the indoor temperature. "The troughs of the tilted roof ... are set diagonally in relation to the rest of the rectangular floor plan, creating an eye-catching, open loft space on the top floor," writes Randy Woods. EarthTechling.com (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Powerhouse shingles can be a cost-efficient investment
      
    Source: KRDO-TV
    Dow Solar Shingles can save money for homeowners in Colorado, according to Scott McIntyre, owner of Total Roofing. The material is two or three times the cost of traditional roofing, but it pays for itself in about 20 years because it generates electricity. It also carries a 20-year warranty and it can endure strong hailstorms, McIntyre said. The integrated shingle "actually looks great compared to your traditional rack-mounted system," said McIntyre. KRDO-TV (Colorado Springs, Colo.) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • 5 ways to take the micro out of your management
    Micromanagers often are seen as incapable of leading or collaborating, Anita Bruzzese writes. She suggests ways to break nitpicky habits, including supporting others as they accomplish tasks "even if they approach it differently than you do." The Fast Track (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why leaders don't need to solve every problem
    Most leaders have a natural tendency to look for solutions when problems arise, but sometimes employees don't need your input, writes Minda Zetlin, president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Allowing employees to solve problems on their own can help them to develop their skills, and they will be more committed to executing the solution, she writes. Inc. online (free registration)/Start Me Up blog (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Business, unions discuss proposed worker visa program
    Last month, Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., met with the presidents of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, asking them to try and work out a compromise about allowing foreign, low-skilled workers. Labor unions want a limit placed on the number of workers who could be hired. Businesses that need workers say it is difficult to prove they tried to hire Americans before turning to foreign workers. The Wall Street Journal (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The NRCA Construction Details Manual is available!
    NRCA has made available The NRCA Construction Details Manual in the NRCA Bookstore. The manual contains all 564 construction details found in The NRCA Roofing Manual series, including details for built-up, polymer-modified bitumen, single-ply, metal panel, SPF, asphalt shingle, clay and con­crete tile, slate, wood shingle and wood shake roof systems, as well as architectural metal flashing systems. The member price for the manual is $225, and the retail price is $325. Learn more, or purchase it. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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