**Atlanta Based Startup Planning $200M Plant to Manufacture “Green” Cement**

Marietta-based Sriya Green Materials Inc. has developed technology it claims will slash the cost of manufacturing cement by about a third. Sriya claims its cement-making process can cut capital costs by up to 45 percent. The technology also promises to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the manufacturingprocess by nearly 30 percent. Cement manufacturers are the world’s second largest emitter of carbon dioxide.

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http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2010/09/13/story1.html?b=1284350400^3919751

Cary Blumenfeld

*New Zoning May Change Buckhead*

Buckhead is on the verge of getting new zoning rules that could help transform its traffic-choked streets into the next pocket of New Urbanism.
The plan calls for an expansion of the public interest zoning district, SPI-9, currently centered in the Buckhead Village near the planned $1.5 Billion “Street…s of Buckhead”.

This expansion will include the intersections: Peachtree and Piedmont, Piedmont and Pharr, Pharr annd Peachtree, East Andrews at Roswell, and Roswell at West Paces Ferry.

The goal is to make Buckhead walkable, resembling Georgetown in the nation’s capital.

My only question is how can we make Buckhead walkable with cars flying by at 60mph? How about some street level trains or trolleys?

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http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2010/09/13/story2.html?b=1284350400%5E3920191

  Cary Blumenfeld

5 Reasons to Buy A House Today

1. Buying May Be Cheaper than Renting

2. Tax Advantages of Homeownership

3. Homeownership Builds Wealth

4. Real Estate is a Great Long-Term Investment

5. Experts Expect Home Price Appreciation Next Year

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http://kcmblog.com/2010/09/08/financial-planning-5-reasons-to-buy-a-house-today/#more-5764

Steve Harney is an industry known real estate and finance consultant. He maintains a blog and information database concerning real estate market analysis.

Cary Blumenfeld
Harry Norman, Realtors