AEC Solutions

From BIM to design charrettes to commissioning and beyond, we cover solutions to create sustainable structures.


Leed Fellow Corner

Informed Product Selection

Manufacturers are starting to produce more information than ever before on their products, but how should you analyze it?
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Mental Health Benefits to Green Living?

Allowing employees to “get back to nature” can enhance their well-being and productivity.
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Every Energy Model Is Wrong—And Here Is Why They Are Indispensable

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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USGBC Professional Exams Evolving with Launch of LEED v4

Now with new exam information and study options.
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How Texas Does Net Zero

A Texas middle school models sustainability while building a curriculum designed to educate the next generation about renewable energy.
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The Wild West of Materials Transparency

As the shift toward transparency in building materials continues, building designers must shift how they approach material selection.
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Sharing the Table for Improved Recreational Facilities

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


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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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

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 Guide

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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