These eight green building projects completed in 2012 demonstrate unique sustainable design and innovative strategies. The winners of each category will be explored in greater detail in upcoming issues of EDC, beginning in June 2013. The Excellence in Design program will start accepting entries in the fall for projects finished in 2013 at eid.edcmag.com. The following information was provided by the applicants.
New Construction Winner: SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building
Cost: $56.4 million (includes demolition and abatement; and Learning Center)
Certifications/Awards: LEED for Homes Platinum (townhomes); LEED for Homes Platinum (midrise apartment building); LEED-NC Gold (The Learning Center); Enterprise Green Building Criteria; EPA ENERGY STAR; HUD Healthy Homes Guidelines
In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.
Skanskaâs senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.