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September/October 2008

Ecobuild Fall and AEC-STR Fall to Be Held in December

The Ecobuild Fall and AEC-STR (Science and Technology for Architecture, Engineering and Construction) Fall annual conference and exhibit, which will be held Dec. 8-11 in Washington, D.C., covers green building, sustainable design, renewable energy, environmental planning processes and information collaboration strategies for commercial, industrial, government and residential construction. For more information and to register, click here.

National Medal of Science Nominations Requested

Nominations for the National Medal of Science are requested and can be submitted through Friday, Dec. 5. Established in 1959 and presented annually by the U.S. president, the award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, social and behavioral sciences. For nomination criteria, click here. For additional information, contact Mayra N. Montrose, Office of Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 1270, Arlington, VA 22230 (phone: 703-292-8040).



NIST Requests Technology Innovation Proposals

The National Institute of Standards and Technology seeks proposals for high risk research projects to develop innovative technologies for inspecting, monitoring and evaluating critical components of the nation’s roadways, bridges, and drinking and wastewater systems. The competition for cost-shared R&D support is the first to be announced by the NIST Technology Innovation Program, established by the 2007 America COMPETES Act. For more information, click here.

Beyond Green Building Award Nominations Sought

The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council seeks applications for the 2008 Beyond Green High Performance Building Awards. The awards recognize the initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the market for high performance buildings as well as the real-world application of high performance design and construction practices. Honors will be given in two categories: high performance buildings and high performance initiatives. For application materials, click here.