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October 2014

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2014 October

Learn more about product transparency, cool roofing projects, and electrochromic glass in the October issue!

A Building Envelope Consultant’s Approach to Ecological Sustainable Design

The implementation of ecological sustainable design strategies benefits from a building envelope consultant.
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Excellence in Design Winners 2014

A Bright Future for Veterans

The AFRH’s new Scott Building replaces the outdated dormitory-style facility and improves all aspects of building function and environmental impact.
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Dynamic Designs With Electrochromic Glass

An updated take on a technology is helping designers make buildings more comfortable and energy efficient while adhering to a cleaner aesthetic.
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Sustainably Topping Off a National Register Project Courthouse

Upgrading the roofing systems of a historic federal building in the Midwest ENSURES its longevity through greater performance.
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Hurricane Zone Window System

The Kalwall E-Series window passed Missile D testing, absorbing the impact of 8-foot long 2x4s shot at 50 feet per second and still remaining weather tight after impact.
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Antibacterial Wood Sheet Flooring

Taralay Impression Wood is reportedly the only ISO 22196 compliant antibacterial flooring on the market.
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Flow Diffuser

The Laminar Flow Diffuser for critical environments offers important safeguards for surgical patients.
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Water Use Calculator App

Green Badger’s LEED Water Use Calculator allows users to make real-time computations.
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Daylighting System

The RetroLite daylighting system is designed for retrofit applications.
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Power Meter

The PowerScout 3037 monitors voltage, current, power, energy and many other electrical parameters on single- and three-phase systems.
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Elevator Drive

Magnetek Inc. released three new elevator drives.
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Plug Load Logger

The HOBO Plug Load Logger is ideal for building audits requiring detailed energy use.
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Compact Fitness Device

Cubii is a compact elliptical trainer designed specifically for use under the desk.
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Fixture-Integrated Wireless Controls

The XPoint Wireless lighting control system is a zero-latency lighting management system for building-wide control.
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Tankless Water Heater

A.O. Smith’s 120,000 BTU/h condensing tankless water heater measures less than 2 cubic feet and has a .93 Energy Factor (EF).
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Rubber Liners

The PondGard Rubber Liner allows landscaping professionals to create a variety of customized water features.
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Wall Panels

Techstyle wall panels provide an NRC acoustical performance of 0.85 and an SAA acoustical performance of 0.86.
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Acoustical Sheers

Carnegie introduced a line of acoustical sheers from Swiss textile innovator Creation Baumann.
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Energy-Efficient Chiller

Trane introduced the Stealth air-cooled chiller.
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Origami Collection

The Origami Collection was inspired by the art of traditional Japanese paper folding.
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Biodegradable Spray Can Products

Cortec introduced EcoAir, a complete line of unique, compressed air powered, water-based spray can products.
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Sustainability Reporting Software

NSF Performance Plus is a sustainability reporting software tool.
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The Green Revolution in the Big Easy

Greenbuild 2014 will showcase resilience and rebirth in New Orleans.
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A Return to New Orleans

I was in Europe when Katrina made landfall in Louisiana back in 2005.
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Making Your Building a Savings Asset

Owners are discovering that making smart choices in their initial investment pays off throughout the life of a building.
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Is Resiliency a Threat to Sustainability?

As the topic of resiliency grows, is it taking away from the conversations about a healthy environment?
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Material Milestones

A new solution is raising the bar for sustainable flooring options.
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Clearing Up Transparency: Supply Chain and Sourcing

This latest installment on transparency puts the focus on supply chain and raw material sourcing.
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From Greenhouse Gas, to Chair and Beyond

Newlight Technologies’ material that uses greenhouse gases rather than oil to make plastic is branching out into new carbon-negative products.
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Why Openness Doesn’t Matter

Modern Solar Shade Fabrics
When it comes to sun shading, there are several factors designers should take into account to meet the unique needs of each building.
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Is Your Next Cleaning Chemical Water?

The next evolution of green cleaning tools might be good ol’ H20.
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Long-Term Greening

New LEED pilot credits aim to help architects and builders think beyond certification.
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Product Transparency in Practice, Part 2

Applying product transparency information to the selection of greener materials doesn’t always result in what one might expect.
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Metl-Span

Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.

Podcasts

NCI Group's Candy McNamee, LEED Green Associate, explains how dematerialization can greatly affect the building industry over time, how AEC professionals will be challenged to incorporate the practice into their work and what the benefits are.

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