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2014 July

Check out some LEED-approved projects this month, including an upgrade from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum, LEED certification in Russia, and the Residential winner for the Excellence In Design Awards.

First LEED-Certified Building in Moscow

By Ömer Moltay
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Achieving first-of-its-kind certification for Mebe One Khimki Plaza meant navigating and blending local and LEED requirements.
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Excellence in Design Winner 2014

Excellence in Design Residential Winner: Living Off-Grid

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A home in the Ozark Mountains proves that comfort, energy and efficiency can dwell in harmony—even without civilization.
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Air Barriers: Expectations versus Reality (Part II)

By Richard Scott and Donald B. Snell
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The second installment in a series examining air barriers shows that housing used during Katrina stays cool but fails the latest air tightness codes and standards.
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Navigating the Regulation and Risks of Brownfield Redevelopment

By John J. Heft MS, CRIS and Micah J. M. Knapp Esq.
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Landowners, developers and contractors have regulatory and civil liability protection options for brownfield redevelopment.
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Turning Gold into Platinum

By Rachel Sowards and Jeff Williford
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Monitoring and maintaining a building’s water and energy performance not only helps it to keep a LEED-EBOM rating, but also goes a long way toward a better recertification.
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Phasing in Neighborhood Developments

By Derrick Teal
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A Milwaukee project team has few precedents to follow when achieving one of the rarer LEED certifications.
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Curtain Wall System

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The new 1620/1620 SSG has a 2-inch profile.
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Recycled Glass Surfaces

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Techno Recycled Glass Surfaces offer 10 gemstone-inspired colorations in its product with a translucent effect.
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Optimizer

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NUDURA has unveiled the latest addition to its ICF Series of products.
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Pumice Hand Cleaner

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GOJO Industries launched its ECOPREFERRED Pumice Hand Cleaner.
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Sustainable Surfactant

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Stepan Company introduced a surfactant derived from natural oils that is targeted to displace solvents.
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PEX Compression Adapter

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Aquatherm’s new adapter allows installers of polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping systems to easily transition between Aquatherm and PEX in potable water and radiant systems.
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New Building Management System

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Ascent combines BACnet protocol and Tridium’s Niagara Framework into a single controller designed for a more effective integration of multiple building systems.
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Structural System

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Integrating Truss PurlinXT technology with the Landmark 2000 structural system, Butler Manufacturing has designed a framing system that can span up to 60 feet.
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Wall-Mounted Bath Faucet

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The faucet has a flat handle, based on a lever-operating principle with a concealed lifting mechanism.
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Macerating Toilet System

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The one-piece, wall-hung SANISTAR Macerating Toilet System from SFA Saniflo allows the home or business owner to create a new small bathroom or powder room wherever it’s needed while saving both space and water.
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LEED Fellow CORNER

‘What If?’ Toward a More Equitable World

By Susan Kaplan
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Those in green building have traditionally focused on economic and environmental aspects of building. Lately, however, they have begun to focus on the social aspect of building as well.
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Editor’s Note: Residential Musings ... or Just Plain Overthinking

By Derrick Teal
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For the better part of four years now, I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a blog on EDC that followed my own foray into sustainably renovating my 1972 Cape Cod.
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