Posted on September 25, 2012
Federal government agencies are aggressively replacing standard roofs with cool roofs that reflect rather than absorb sunlight. Two years ago, Energy Secretary Steven Chu...
Posted on September 21, 2012
Young professionals (under age 40) from more than 40 AEC firms have signed up for the BD+C/AIA Chicago “U40 Leadership Summit,” Oct 3-5, in Chicago. Among the firms sending...
Posted on September 20, 2012
Three new insulated metal panel profiles were recently added to MBCI’s eco-FICIENT Series product line. The new panels include the eco-FICIENT Insulated 7.2 Panel, the eco-...
Posted on September 19, 2012
Plans to tear down and relocate a wing of the Los Angeles Convention Center in order to make room for Farmers Field, a $1.2-billion football stadium proposed nearby by...
Posted on September 18, 2012
Water shortages impact many areas of the country, and the use of gray water and rain water is on the rise. Plumbing codes and practices have been refined in recent years to...
Posted on September 17, 2012
Information technology is becoming a key feature in sustainable design, as energy-consuming systems are being integrated into energy management platforms that take a holistic...
Posted on September 12, 2012
The market for school rehabs and modernization has plenty of room for growth. The National Education Association estimates more than $300 billion is needed to modernize and...
Posted on September 07, 2012
Our article “BIM finally starting to pay off for AEC firms” (July) and the accompanying Giants 300 rankings of the Top Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firms by...
Posted on September 05, 2012
Minnesota’s 107-year-old capitol building restoration completed a highly visible phase recently when its refurbished golden finial was unveiled. This phase is part of a multi...
Posted on September 04, 2012
While green standards for new and substantially renovated buildings garner widespread attention, a less spotlighted standard can impact the sustainability of many more...