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Echelon™ Masonry joined forces with Belgard® hardscapes to showcase a variety of Oldcastle® Architectural Products at the NAHB® International Builders’ Show held in Las Vegas January 19-21, 2016, premiering two new Artisan Masonry Veneers®: Kensley Stone Thin Veneer and Westpeak Stone Thin Veneer.
On November 1, 2016, major changes to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC®) LEED® rating system will go into effect, including a significant overhaul of the Materials and Resources (MR) category that will shift expectations on sustainability reporting and performance. Despite the fact that adhering to LEED guidelines is often optional, products that meet the new complex and demanding transparency and performance requirements of LEED v4 will be more likely to gain favor with the architectural community moving forward.
On August 29, 2005, the nation watched as Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, damaging or destroying over 120 schools in the New Orleans school district alone. Ten years after the storm, most of these school communities have not only rebounded, but flourished, and Oldcastle looks back on our part in the recovery story.