Energy-Efficient Design

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
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
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
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
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

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

BIM Article December 2011 BD+C
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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The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Fort Lupton Readiness
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
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
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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Fort Knoxs energy consumption analysis of all Disney Barracks complex facilitie
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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The building cost the city a whopping $146.5 million which brings back the argu
July 02, 2012 | Beth Carter

The 13-floor building can hold around 900 people, but consumes 60% less water and 32% less energy...

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Plumosa School of the Arts has been awarded LEED Gold by the USGBC.
July 02, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Education project dedicated to teaching sustainability in the classroom.

Chicago is known for its green roofs but has few green walls, a trend that began
June 25, 2012 | By Melissa Harris

Project, with price tag of $2 million to $3 million, needs council approval.

The Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion marks the famous bridge's 75 years.
June 22, 2012

With features such as Nichiha's Illumination series panels, super-insulating glass units, and LED...

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

Top-level real estate professionals have been ignored as the industry has pushed to get sustainab...

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LEO A DALYs design for the headquarters reflects SACs close culture, collabora
June 12, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

LEO A DALY also provided site selection, programming and master planning services for the project...

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

Porto brings a broad depth of expertise in civil and structural engineering to new and existing p...

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The newly installed windows offered an unexpected benefit for those who work in
June 11, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

New windows would need to not only stand the test of time, but also accommodate the aesthetics of...

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June 11, 2012 | By Marilyn E. Kaplan, RA, FAPT, and Joseph P. Hill, RA

Our experts analyze the next generation of energy and green building codes and how they impact re...

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Augie Insalaco
June 11, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Reed Construction hired Augie Insalaco as a project manager and promoted Matt Mahoney from projec...

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Hill will be managing construction of four of the ten towers to be built as part
June 11, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The complex is a mixed-use development featuring both residential and commercial properties.

June 08, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The Living Building Challenge was chosen from a pool of 122 of entries from around the world.

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June 08, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Student input on green elements provides learning experience.

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