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2014 August

In the August issue, check out green renovation projects and a look at urban development and sustainability.

Urban Development and Sustainability

What does smart growth look like?
By Michael N. Maltezos
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The best way to effect the most sustainable good is to focus on the places where the largest amounts of energy are being used.
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How Texas Does Net Zero

By Sangeetha Karthik and Don Penn
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A Texas middle school models sustainability while building a curriculum designed to educate the next generation about renewable energy.
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Twice the Size and Half the Footprint

By Craig Cook
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The performance of a renovated house in Virginia dwarfs its predecessor, despite adding space to meet the owner’s needs.
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Sharing the Table for Improved Recreational Facilities

By Steven Flanagan AIA, LEED
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By applying an integrated project process, building teams can bring higher education recreational centers to a greater level of sustainability and efficiency.
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Contemporary Window Collection

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With multiple exterior style choices, including flush style, accent style and accent plus style, VistaLuxe Collection products were designed to provide clean lines and multiple units with large expanses of glass.
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Geothermal Heat Pump

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ClimateMaster released its Trilogy 45 Q-Mode variable-speed geothermal heat pump system.
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Connections for HVAC Plumbing Applications

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The polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping systems now feature a straight, threadless transition from PP-R pipe to copper sweated connections
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Intelligent Lighting System

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The Aera lighting system delivers functional white light to a space while allowing users to create and alter environments on demand.
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Reclaimed Timber

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Maine Heritage Timber’s products come from 400-year-old virgin-growth trees, which were felled a century ago and floated down the Penobscot River in Maine as part of the legendary logging gold rush of that time.
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Vapor Retarder Underlayment

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Barricade Building Products’ Floor & Tile Underlayment is a moisture vapor retarder that helps increase the useful life and appearance of flooring.
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Slim Profile Window

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The ZNC is designed to provide outstanding thermal performance and be extremely airtight.
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The Wild West of Materials Transparency

By Lona Rerick
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As the shift toward transparency in building materials continues, building designers must shift how they approach material selection.
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A Massachusetts School District’s Pioneering Path to Solar

By Jared Connell
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Generating renewable energy is not only possible, but also preferable—even if the energy can’t be produced onsite.
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Every Energy Model Is Wrong—And Here Is Why They Are Indispensable

By Daniel Overbey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
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LEED has taken some heat for buildings that do not perform as they were modeled, yet energy modeling is an essential tool for any high-performance building project.
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LEED: From Predicted to Measured Performance

By Scot Horst
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The answer to the question ‘How is my building performing with respect to LEED criteria?’ is Dynamic.
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USGBC Professional Exams Evolving with Launch of LEED v4

By Jacob Kriss
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Now with new exam information and study options.
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Editor’s Note: Sustainability in Sports Can’t Happen While Inequity Exists

By Derrick Teal
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We at EDC received reminders about either the LEED certification of some of the World Cup stadiums or of their individual sustainable attributes.
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