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Greentopia event focuses on sustainable communities

A group of leaders in sustainability and the future of cities gathered Wednesday for the 2015 Futures Summit, an event at Monroe Community College that discusses building sustainable communities.

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Building on its legacy: Ken Glazer sees bright future for Buckingham

To say the past year was a challenge for Ken Glazer is a major understatement. Glazer found himself dealing with not only the sudden loss of both of his parents, Laurence and Jane Glazer, but also the task of keeping ...

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Energy storage looks promising for Rochester

At first glance, they do not look like much: cylinders the size of commercially available watch batteries and foil-wrapped packets the size of cell phone batteries. From small packages, however, the staff of NOHMs Technologies Inc. are working to produce ...

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Geothermal systems shed their novelty status, draw homeowners

During the adventure of building a zero-energy home, Bethany Choate and Matthew Heimbueger decided that geothermal heating would dovetail with their green lifestyle. The couple has not regretted the choice or the upfront costs. “It really made sense economically versus ...

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Solarize Williamson picks up pace, attracts community interest

The momentum started by the town of Williamson is moving throughout that community as businesses and residents sign up to become part of a special solar system. In December 2014, the Solarize Williamson initiative led the Wayne County town to ...

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Building breaks new ground

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The 60,000-square-foot building is on West Henrietta Road, south of Calkins Road. (Photo courtesy of SWBR)   A $17.6 million affordable housing apartment building for the deaf has opened in Henrietta. The first residential building of its kind in New ...

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An eye on longevity at Parlec, Century Mold

Machining and tooling has been part of Michael Nuccitelli’s life from the start. “I grew up around a machine shop and a tool-maker type of family and worked for the machining and machine shop at a very young age,” he ...

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Remodeling activity maintains positive momentum

Whether to build a new home or renovate an existing one is a conversation that many households eventually broach. Today, a greater number of homeowners are deciding to stay where they are, sometimes making major investments in their homes to ...

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Builders use mix of strategies to find, keep talent

Rochester-area builders are not wed to a single strategy when it comes to finding talent for future and ongoing projects. Some have doubled down on seeking workers who possess diverse skills, while others are strengthening their relationships with subcontractors. Those ...

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Tech firm gets a boost with SBIR grant

LighTopTech Corp. has been awarded a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to further study a breakthrough technology that came out of the University of Rochester. The two women who founded the Henrietta company, Jannick ...

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High Falls target of city study

Pedestrians may one day be able to cross the Genesee River Gorge on a new pedestrian bridge, taking in views of High Falls on a greenscaped Pont de Rennes Bridge and walking down into the gorge. The city of Rochester ...

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