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May 17, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
The shape of Derek Marshall Lighting’s new Nara Bamboo Pendant with its flared top and bottom was inspired by its namesake shoot.
Apr 18, 2011
When Providence (R.I.) College expanded its Slavin Center, the school asked architects Symmes Maini & McKee Associates to incorporate sustainable elements into the student union, including the ATA-Solar building-integrated photovoltaic...
Apr 18, 2011
Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems’ new AT-XP Acrylic-Tie is a fast-curing anchoring adhesive for uncracked concrete. The product is designed for use in all weather conditions, including below-freezing temperatures.
Apr 18, 2011
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Apr 15, 2011
An intelligent lighting system from Digital Lumens was installed in the Amsterdam, N.Y., headquarters of Quandt’s Foodservice as part of the company’s sustainability overhaul.
Apr 14, 2011
Sloan Valve’s water-free urinals and solar-powered faucets were installed at the Vanke Centre in Shenzhen, China. The 1.3-million-sf mixed-use building, designed by Steven Holl Architects, is the flagship property of national real...
Apr 14, 2011
The coming of all-electric vehicles means that drivers will be looking for faster ways to recharge their vehicles. Eaton’s Level 2 Pow-R-Station is NEMA 3R-rated for indoor and outdoor use.
Apr 14, 2011
The U.S. is putting greater emphasis on greening its worldwide portfolio of embassies. The U.S. State Department-affiliated League of Green Embassies already has 70 U.S. embassies undergoing efforts to reduce their environmental impact,...
May 5, 2011
Window and door systems need to perform. Respondents to our annual window and door survey overwhelmingly reported that performance, weather resistance, durability, and quality were key reasons a particular window or door was specified.
Apr 14, 2011
A 3,500-sf, football-shaped copper roof is a highlight of the Kansas City Chiefs’ new training facility in Missouri.
Apr 14, 2011
Moen’s commercial division introduced five new Eco-Performance shower systems that are certified to meet WaterSense criteria and can contribute toward LEED points.
Apr 13, 2011
Edward Glaeser, PhD, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University and director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, as well as the author of Triumph...
Apr 13, 2011
Erin’s Pavilion, a welcome and visitors center at the 80-acre Edwin Watts Southwind Park in Springfield, Ill., earned LEED Platinum. The new 16,000-sf facility, a joint project between local firm Walton and Associates Architects and the...