Energy Efficiency

Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available

Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available

February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of hydropon farm.

Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of a hydroponic farm.

February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The New York City Housing Authority has opened Arbor House, a 124-unit LEED Platin...

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BD+C's 2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes

BD+C's 2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes

February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

We submit our eighth White Paper on Sustainability in the hope that it will inspire architects, e...

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In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can hav

In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can have a positive role in addressing climate change.

February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can have a positive role...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Commercial buildings have seen a drop in their energy intensity of more than 40% since 1980, acco...

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5 radical trends in outpatient facility design

5 radical trends in outpatient facility design

February 14, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Design+Construction combed the healthcare design and construction sector to evaluate the...

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Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to b

Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to benchmark and disclose their energy and water use

February 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to benchmark and disc...

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5 factors to consider when designing a shade system

5 factors to consider when designing a shade system

February 08, 2013 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Designing a shade system is more complex than picking out basic white venetian blinds. Here are f...

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums new wing voted Bostons 'most beautiful new bu

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums new wing voted Bostons 'most beautiful new building'

February 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Bostonians voted the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's new wing the...

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8 eye-popping wood building projects

8 eye-popping wood building projects

February 05, 2013 | WoodWorks, posted by BD+C Staff

From 100-foot roof spans to novel reclaimed wood installations, the winners of the 2013 National...

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Clever engineering helps create design excellence

Clever engineering helps create design excellence

February 04, 2013 | By Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

A mechanical engineering team overcomes numerous hurdles to help make a new federal courthouse in...

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See Rob Cassidys interview with Tom Hootman on how NZE buildings are creating a

See Rob Cassidys interview with Tom Hootman on how NZE buildings are creating a new role for architects, at http://www.BDCnetwo

January 02, 2013 | By Robert Cassidy

We’re not in the habit of recommending books in these pages, but we could not ignore two recent n...

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December 13, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Greater adoption of existing efficiency technologies, enabled by chemistry, could lower energy us...

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November 15, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Partnership will help further USGBC’s mission by advancing green building education

November 15, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Focus is on healthy building materials to promote indoor environmental quality and human health...

November 15, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

7,000 members of the green building industry convene for opening ple...

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November 13, 2012 | By Robert Cassidy

We'd like your input - recent projects, photo/s, renderings, and expert insight - on an important...

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November 13, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Respondents indicated a widespread commitment to sustainable practices

November 12, 2012

Company Announces the First in a Set of Comprehensive Resources to Help Companies Take Steps to I...

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BIM Article December 2011 BD+C

SharePoint360 was used to manage the renovation and expansion of three community colleges.

October 25, 2012 | By Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

Two innovations—program manager Gafcon’s SharePoint360 project management platform and a new BIM...

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BIM: Not Just for New Buildings

When deciding where to position a donor recognition sign, Ohio State University Medical Center was able to create several render

October 25, 2012 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

Ohio State University Medical Center is converting 55 Medical Center buildings from AutoCAD to BI...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Fort Lupton Readiness

The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Fort Lupton Readiness Center.

October 02, 2012 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Defense spending may be down somewhat, but there’s still plenty of project dollars out there if y...

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September 27, 2012 | By Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

As PVs grow in popularity, nearly half of all installations require roof rack systems. Our expert...

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Entries included a refurbished three-story supportive housing facility from a 20

Entries included a refurbished three-story supportive housing facility from a 2010 Winter Olympics Athletes Village, to a 35,620

September 19, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Judges scored building entries on a number of criteria including architectural excellence, techni...

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The four-inch-thick Metl-Span insulated roof panels are finished in Cool Forest

The four-inch-thick Metl-Span insulated roof panels are finished in Cool Forest Green on the exterior and Polar White on the int

September 17, 2012 | By Susan Bady, Contributing Editor

Metal roofing systems offer values such as longevity, favorable life cycle costs, and heightened...

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September 11, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

City is first in U.S. to disclose private-sector building energy data from a mandatory benchmarki...

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Fort Knoxs energy consumption analysis of all Disney Barracks complex facilitie

Fort Knoxs energy consumption analysis of all Disney Barracks complex facilities revealed that the inefficient heating and cool

July 17, 2012

U.S. Army Fort Knox: Using the Earth for space heating and cooling. The U.S. Department of Energy...

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July 12, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Under this Capital Improvement Program, the Lend Lease team will be responsible for renovation an...

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