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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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Operations/Management

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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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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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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