Energy Efficiency | Jun 13, 2016

The nation’s largest net zero-plus commercial building retrofit opens in L.A.

The goal of the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute is for this structure to become a model for emergency operations centers for communities. 

Green | Apr 27, 2016

Top 10 green building projects for 2016

The Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco and the West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library are two of the projects recognized by AIA COTE as the top green buildings of 2016.

Daylighting | Apr 1, 2016

Shining Light on Daylighting with Metal Roofs

Metal roofing and wall systems of insulated metal panels, or IMPs, have been shown to provide…
Daylighting | Sep 11, 2015

Design Tips for Daylighting Large Spaces

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Daylighting | Apr 8, 2015

Bigger, brighter daylighting in Byerly's supermarket

More natural light was needed, but the project team wanted it to be diffused across large areas of the store.

Dec 29, 2014

Spherical reflectors help spread daylight throughout a college library in Portland, Ore. [BD+C's 2014 Great Solutions Report]

The 40,000-sf library is equipped with four “cones of light,” spherical reflectors made from extruded aluminum that distribute daylight from the library’s third floor to illuminate the second. The innovation was named a 2014 Great Solution by the editors of Building Design+Construction.

Dec 28, 2014

Using energy modeling to increase project value [AIA course]

This course, worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW, explores how to increase project value through energy modeling, as well as how to conduct quick payback and net present value studies to identify which energy strategies are most viable for the project.

May 20, 2014

Kinetic Architecture: New book explores innovations in active façades

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consultants, and engineers approach energy and comfort by manipulating air, water, and light through the layers of passive and active building envelope systems.

Smart Buildings | Apr 28, 2014

Cities Alive: Arup report examines latest trends in urban green spaces

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of green infrastructure in cities across the world.