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Thruway Authority to develop energy master plan

The New York State Thruway Authority on Wednesday announced a $400,000 agreement with Buffalo energy engineering firm C.J. Brown Energy P.C. to develop an energy master plan for Thruway and state canal facilities.

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Report details construction industry woes

The local construction industry shows a growing number of competitors for an overall decline in work, a report by Bonadio & Co. LLP shows.

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K-12 construction projects grow smaller, become carefully defined

Elementary and secondary school construction in the area has decreased. Projects now in the planning stage tend to be smaller, less expensive and more carefully defined when compared to those four or five years ago, builders and engineers say. Various ...

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New remodeling firms find home in recovering market

Despite what many call the “tool belt recession,” starting a home remodeling company now is not as counterintuitive as one might think. Tighter consumer spending and a trend of baby boomers adapting their homes today to avoid assisted living in ...

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Will retail follow rooftops?

  After years of decline, the number of residents in downtown Rochester is increasing, and with that should come an increase in retail businesses, officials say. Some 4,000 people call the center city their home, and nearly 1,000 more are ...

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RGRTA unveils plans for smaller bus terminal

The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority on Tuesday provided the first glimpse of a smaller bus terminal it is proposing for Mortimer Street, near the original planned location as part of the quashed Renaissance Square project.

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Zeller headquarters earns LEED certification

Zeller Corp., a controls and automation products distributor, gained LEED silver certification for its headquarters on University Avenue, Zeller’s design firm announced today.

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Region’s home sales rise 9.3 percent in Q1

Home sales were up 9.3 percent in the first quarter, to 1,802 from 1,648 a year ago, the Genesee Regional Real Estate Information Services said Friday.

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Commercial, residential projects percolate near Midtown

  From relocations of corporate headquarters to high-end condominiums, dozens of commercial and residential projects are percolating in downtown Rochester. Peerless in terms of expectation, however, is the reshaping of the Midtown block. Sweeping changes have yet to occur on ...

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Construction workers face slowdown, uncertain outlook

  Rochester’s construction workers are facing significant levels of unemployment this year, many in the business say, as builders’ backlogs have been depleted and few new projects are taking up the slack. The outlook for 2011 is uncertain. "The picture ...

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Region loses construction jobs

Only 10 out of 337 metropolitan areas added construction jobs from February 2009 to February 2010, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday. Syracuse and Ithaca were among them; Rochester and Buffalo were not.

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Conference set here on wind power

The second conference designed to support the development of wind power in New York is scheduled for April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Monroe Community College, the New York Power Authority announced Monday.

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