Commercial Buildings

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Leveraging Generational Differences for Sustainability Success

By Julie Honeywell and Brad Pease
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Successfully implementing sustainability practices in a corporate environment begins with appealing to the generational characteristics dominant in today’s workplace.
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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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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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Pioneering a Platinum Interior

By Derrick Teal
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Achieving LEED-CI certification has many benefits for HKS’ Dallas headquarters, but as a pilot project for v4, the road to fulfilling the goal had some bumps.
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Excellence in Design Winner 2014

Excellence in Design Awards Commercial Winner: Commitment to Excellence

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While building its new headquarters, TD Ameritrade finds the road to excellence is paved with Platinum.
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Using Glass to Help Foster Collaboration, Connectivity

By Jesse Servol
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The synchronized sliding glass door system at Gensler’s Newport Beach office results in bright, wide-open spaces with expansive views.
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Getting the Water Right

By Amy Cornelius
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Protecting fresh water begins at home for a research center dedicated to this valuable resource.
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Pulling Sustainability Out of Thin Air

A wind turbine manufacturer makes IAQ improvements to its headquarters for occupant well-being and significant energy savings.
By Ron Wilkinson PE, LEED AP
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The inspiration to build one of the greenest buildings in North America started on a rainy afternoon in Portland, Ore., in 2009.
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Excellence in Design Winner 2013

Powered by the Earth’s Yellow Sun

In a country that suffers from a 25 percent energy deficit, its first net-zero energy commercial building wins an EID Award for its unique energy endeavor.
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The SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building is India’s first commercial net-zero energy building.
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Rewriting History Through Adaptive Reuse

An adaptive reuse project gives an old industrial facility the chance to change its ways and become an example of the future instead of a piece of blight from the past.
By Derrick Teal
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In the early 2000s, the Ambler Boiler House's trademark smokestack changed from a symbol of ruin and blight to one for adaptive reuse instead.
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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.

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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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2014 September

September features the next Excellence in Design winner and some insight on how to manage three generations of people working in sustainable building.
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The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.

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