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A scalable EV charging solution

Resembling a fueling station, VersiCharge XL—a new electric vehicle (EV) charging concept structure—can charge large numbers of EVs in outdoor areas ranging from small office building parking lots to last-mile logistics hubs to stadium parking lots.

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Feb 25, 2015

Light and bright can cool you down

Colors can be a helpful tool for meeting energy performance goals.

Multifamily Housing | Feb 23, 2015

Millennials to outgrow Baby Boomers in 2015

The Baby Boomer generation, once the nation's largest living generation, will be outpaced by the Millennials this year, according to the Pew Research Center.

Multifamily Housing | Feb 17, 2015

Young Millennials likely to return home

Ninety percent of individuals born between 1980 and 1984 and who hold a Bachelor’s degree left home before they were 27 years hold. However, half of this group later returned to their parents’ home, according to a study by the National Longitudinal Study of Youth.

BIM and Information Technology | Feb 10, 2015

Google's 3D scanning camera leaves the lab

Google is said to be partnering with LG to create a version of the technology for public release sometime this year.

Jan 15, 2015

5 design considerations when selecting color for healthcare facilities

In an environment where the chief task is to heal the sick and injured, color matters for both patients and healthcare personnel.

Smart Buildings | Jan 7, 2015

NIBS report: Small commercial buildings offer huge energy efficiency retrofit opportunities

The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and complexity associated with relatively small loan sizes, and issues many small-building owners have in understanding and trusting predicted retrofit outcomes.

Dec 12, 2014

Coloring in the Lines

Behind the science – and history – of finding the ‘right’ color

Coatings | Nov 6, 2014

Spanning the Spectrum

Chameleons are known for changing their skin colors to suit the observer, but what if a building can too?

Aug 4, 2014

Pencil app gives a paper-and-pen feel to digital drawing

This app and stylus offer numerous writing utensils, including an ink pen, bold marker, watercolor brush, thick ink pen, and soft lead pencil.

Jul 1, 2014

7 ways to cut waste in BIM implementation

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving techniques AEC firms are employing to improve BIM/VDC workflows.

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