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Gensler rolls out new mandate for building materials with climate in mind

Gensler rolls out new mandate for building materials with climate in mind

By Greg Ryan One of Boston’s busiest architecture firms is getting serious about cutting down on the carbon footprint of the materials used in their buildings. Gensler recently rolled out sustainability standards that manufacturers must meet for a dozen common construction materials such as gypsum board, interior latex paint and carpet tile. If a material does not meet […]

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Can IKEA Save the Mall?

Can IKEA Save the Mall?

By Trefor Moss Many malls are struggling but IKEA is betting it can breathe new life into the troubled format. Ingka Group, the operator of most of the world’s IKEA stores, has assembled its own mall empire in recent years, spanning from China to Europe to the U.S., and says it wants to buy more locations […]

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Rafi Properties signs Sublime Systems to additional 23,000 s/f

Rafi Properties signs Sublime Systems to additional 23,000 s/f

By NEREJ Somerville, MA According to Rafi Properties, owner and operator of Somernova, the 7.4-acre innovation campus and community dedicated to helping people and companies iterate and grow faster, Sublime Systems (Sublime) will expand their headquarters on the campus. Sublime, the leading developer of a fossil-fuel-free, scalable, drop-in replacement for traditional cement in concrete, will add […]

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