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  • Open Hand Manufacturing, Inc., a wood processing company, recently dedicated a 68-kW solar electrical system at its manufacturing facility in Oakland, Calif. The system will generate more than 80% of the factory's electricity needs.

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2004, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy , recently published, contains new information on compliance for commonly designed space and a new adaptive method for naturally ventilated spaces in certain climates.

  • Following a successful joint project, polymer processing company REHAU, and AMVIC, an insulated concrete form supplier, recently announced a strategic alliance to meet the growing demand for sustainable building methods.

  • Tivoli, LLC, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based lighting system manufacturer, has filed a complaint for trademark infringement and unfair competition against Decor-Max, LLC and Efficient-Tec International, LLC, alleging that the two defendants intentionally infringed Tivoli's registered trademarks in advertising by using the names "Tivoliled" and "Tivoliflexed."

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