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Energy Efficiency

June 01, 2009 |

The city of Toronto late last month passed a new green roof by-law that consists of a green roof...

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June 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Sustainability and energy efficiency depend not only on the overall design but also on the buildi...

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June 01, 2009 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Sectioning off large open spaces without making everything feel closed off was the challenge face...

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June 01, 2009 | By Jeff Yoders, Senior Associate Editor

Nestled deep in the Napa Valley, the city of American Canyon is one of a number of new communitie...

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April 01, 2008 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Three-dimensional information, such as that provided by building information modeling, allows all...

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None of the hundreds of existing green building rating systems is perfect. Some of them are too d...

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The William Jefferson Clinton Childrens Center (WJCCC) in Port-au-Prince is designed to replace an orphanage severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. HOKs Thomas Knittel took inspiration from the kapok tree, a native Caribbean species that stores water internally and sheds its leaves in times of drought.

It’s not enough to copy nature. Today’s designers need a deeper understanding of environmental nu...

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Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson has been named President of the Green Building Initiativ...

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See the full infographic below. Source: Skanska USA

In light of America's new energy resources and an increased emphasis on energy efficiency, Skansk...

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The Living Building Challenge has released the Net Zero Energy Building Certification to provide...

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Building Design+Construction's new conference and expo, BUILDINGChicago, kicks...

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The MBCI NuRoof Retrofit Roof System was installed over the existing roofs fram

Metal Roof Consultants attended a school board meeting and presented a sloped metal retrofit roof...

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Airolite louvers can be specified to meet any airflow, sound or water penetration requirements.

The theater interior used 1,114 sq. ft. of brass Plank mesh as infill panels on the front of the balcony boxes and as stair railings in the lobby.

The block includes a blend of raw materials to produce an insulation material with a low thermal conductivity.

The solar PV system is designed to provide approximately 70% of the facilities peak electricity consumption.

By applying the patented acetylation technology, the wood may be used for exterior applications, including screens, outdoor furniture, windows, and exterior doors, while still maintaining the species' aesthetic qualities.

Sun controls can filter up to 80% of the suns heat and glare, cut wintertime radiant heat loss, and integrate natural light into new and retrofit building projects.

Models are in Revit format and are available for roof hatches, automatic fire vents and floor access doors in both single and double leaf design configurations.

Forty-two panels are now generating power which is off-setting energy costs for the central library.

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