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Excellence in Design

A Well-Rooted, Living Building

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The Rochester Institute of Technology envisioned a building that was living, figuratively and literally, for its new Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
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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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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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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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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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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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‘Building within a Building’ for Savings

By Derrick Teal
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A Colorado project team makes effective use of a site to deliver energy and cost savings to an existing affordable multifamily housing project.
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Air Barriers: Expectations vs. Reality

By Richard Scott and Donald B. Snell
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Air barriers are expected to be beneficial to owners of green buildings, but improper specification and installation can cause problems.
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When It Comes to Doors, Faster Means Greener

By Keith R. Schmitz
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Quickly closing a gaping hole in industrial facilities means saving more energy.
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Using the Environment for Healing Today and Forever

By Derrick Teal
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A Massachusetts rehabilitation hospital emphasizes personal and environmental connections for healing its patients now and for future environmental challenges.
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