Daylighting Designs

Section rendering courtesy SRG Partnership

Section rendering courtesy SRG Partnership

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 40,000-sf library is equipped with four “cones of light,” spherical reflectors made from extr...

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May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...

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Illustration: Arup

Illustration: Arup

April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of...

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March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainab...

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Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)

Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)

February 21, 2014 | Thulasi Narayan, LEED AP, Paladino and Company

This course, worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW, explores how to increase project value through energy modeling...

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February 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The curved campus will consist of four different buildings, one exclusively for amenities like a...

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January 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A grand atrium, reaching some 30 stories, highlights the contemporary, bright-white design scheme...

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All images  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun

All images Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun.

January 23, 2014 | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The 50-story tower features a unique, angled building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) exterior des...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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As the first multifamily project certified net-zero by the International Living

As the first multifamily project certified net-zero by the International Living Future Institute, the zHome development in Issaq

November 08, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

The 10-unit zHome in Issaquah Highlands, Wash., is the nation’s first net-zero multifamily projec...

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The newly opened UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Medical Building consists of two wi

The newly opened UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Medical Building consists of two wings joined by a well-lit atrium, accented with i

November 08, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

LEED for Healthcare debuted in spring 2011, and certifications are now beginning to roll in. They...

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The plan for the West Valley Campus of the College of the Desert, near Palm Spri

The plan for the West Valley Campus of the College of the Desert, near Palm Springs, Calif., calls for net-plus energy, and high

November 08, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Architects are seeking affirmation that the complex array of programs, systems, and tools at thei...

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October 16, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Architects and fenestration experts are looking for windows and doors for their projects that emp...

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Sprout Space, a modular template designed by Perkins+Will, is a high-performance

Sprout Space, a modular template designed by Perkins+Will, is a high-performance, customizable solution, bringing K-12 modular design to the next level and attracting interest from school officials.

August 30, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

With budget, space needs, and speed-to-market pressures bearing down on school districts, modular...

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Fire-rated glass doubles, providing visibility

Fire-rated glass doubles, providing visibility

July 23, 2013 | Technical Glass Products

Design...

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July 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

An overview of the 25 most popular continuing education courses on BDCuniversity.com. 

June 24, 2013 | SAFTI FIRST

Midtown Community Court, designated as a New York Historic Landmark, embarked on an $18 million r...

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St. Joseph Patient Care Center, Orange, Calif. Photo: Tom Kessler

St. Joseph Patient Care Center, Orange, Calif. Photo: Tom Kessler

May 15, 2013 | PPG Glass Education Center

Low-emissivity glasses are critical to making today’s buildings brighter, more energy-efficient,...

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May 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In many cases, curtain wall failures are caused by fairly simple errors that occur during the fab...

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For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High Scho

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill., the design team specified

April 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kate Steel of Steel Consulting Services offers tips and advice for choosing the correct code-comp...

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The bookless Digital Library at UNO Galewood Charter School, one of 13 UNO charters serving Chicagos Hispanic community. Students sit at genius bars and use tablets and mobile devices to do their work. UNO wanted to break the mold of what a library is, says Patricia Saldaa Natke, Principal in Charge at UrbanWorks, Ltd., the schools designer. Christopher Barrett Photography

April 10, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Charter schools are growing like Topsy. But don’t jump on board unless you know what you’re getti...

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April 08, 2013 | Oldcastle

Oldcastle® Architectural has acquired Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd., giving North America’s la...

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April 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Analysis of daylighting control systems in 20 office and public spaces shows that while the autom...

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April 02, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

If you do hotels, schools, student unions, office buildings, performing arts centers, transportat...

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Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replace

Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replaces a branch library building formerly located on the site. Its net-zero energy and carbon-neutral design scheme was crucial to getting the $5.5 million, 9,500-sf replacement project approved by the city board.

March 27, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...

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Single-glazed storefronts in the student center at Californias West Valley College were replaced with aluminum-framed, thermally broken windows from NanaWall in a bronze finish that emulates the look of the original building. Photo: NanaWall Systems Inc.

March 20, 2013 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Single-glazed storefronts in the student center at California’s West Valley College were replaced...

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Proposed ASHRAE standard revisions would boost requirement for automatic lightin

Proposed ASHRAE standard revisions would boost requirement for automatic lighting

February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Proposed changes to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard would require automatic lighting controls in m...

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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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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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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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