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Building Systems Design, Inc. Updates Master Specifications, Supporting Multiple Green Initiatives

Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) announced publication of revisions to 116 specification sections related to sustainable design for architects and engineers. BSD SpecLink-E, BSD's automated specification production system, has supported the various LEED rating systems published by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for many years. BSD's latest sustainability updates support LEED v4 BD+C , USGBC's most recent green rating system, but they also support other green initiatives, such as the Green Globes project developed by the nonprofit Green Building Initiative. BSD accomplishes this support of multiple green systems by organizing all relevant design issues into five categories:

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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Launches $150,000 Fundraising Campaign

Year five of temporary exhibition to get crowd-funding boost

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) has launched a $150,000 campaign on URUUT, an Atlanta-based crowd-funding platform, to help fund the fifth annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. Now the largest temporary public art exhibition in the southeast, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns this fall with nearly 100 works of visual and performing art. Every dollar raised will go directly to support the exhibition and artists’ work. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online here.

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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Artists Selected for 2014 Exhibition

Atlanta’s Largest Temporary Public Art Project Returns for a Fifth Year from September 6 to November 15 

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, now the largest temporary public art exhibition in the southeast, returns this fall for its fifth year and will feature nearly 100 works of visual and performing art from September 6 through November 15. Selected installations include works of sculpture, dance, murals, theater, outdoor concerts, parades, performance art, and more. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine turns the paved and interim hiking trails along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor into an outdoor gallery space, exemplifying the transformative nature of Atlanta’s largest redevelopment program. Public art is a fundamental component to the Atlanta BeltLine, along with transit, multi-use trails, streetscapes, greenspace, economic development, affordable housing and environmental remediation. The kickoff event for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will be the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade on the evening of Saturday, September 6.

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EPA Awards over $179,000 to Promote Proctor Creek Restoration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is awarding over $179,000 to three organizations for the restoration of the Proctor Creek Watershed in Atlanta, Ga.  Nationally, $2.1 million was awarded to 36 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities.

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