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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

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

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)

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

Landowners, developers and contractors have regulatory and civil liability protection options for brownfield redevelopment.
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Turning Gold into Platinum

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

A Milwaukee project team has few precedents to follow when achieving one of the rarer LEED certifications.
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New + Notable

Curtain Wall System

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

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

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

GOJO Industries launched its ECOPREFERRED Pumice Hand Cleaner.
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Sustainable Surfactant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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