High-Performance Building Envelopes

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Air Barriers: Expectations versus Reality (Part II)

July 21, 2014
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

June 1, 2014
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

May 30, 2014
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

May 9, 2014
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

May 8, 2014
Quickly closing a gaping hole in industrial facilities means saving more energy.
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Using the Environment for Healing Today and Forever

April 14, 2014
A Massachusetts rehabilitation hospital emphasizes personal and environmental connections for healing its patients now and for future environmental challenges.
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AEC/O+M Solutions

Remote Replacement Hospital Requires Digital Project Communication

April 1, 2014
A project team in Tehachapi, Calif., streamlines digital documentation management to fast-track a vital hospital build.
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German Innovation for High-Performance Buildings (Part 1)

April 1, 2014
Part I of a two-part series examines how adopting German innovations could benefit various building systems in the U.S.
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Opting for Geothermal in Orthopedic Care

April 1, 2014
A medical facility in Montana integrates a geothermal system into its new building’s design.
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Maintaining Educational Energy Excellence

March 17, 2014
A Pennsylvania school district acts proactively to save energy and increase educational opportunities.
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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.



EDC interviews Greg Quick from TD Ameritrade about his EID winning project.

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EDC July 2014

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.
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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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