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Why Incorporate a Shading System?

What are the benefits to incorporating a shading system, and what needs to be considered when making a choice?
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Exterior Colored Glass

Koda XT panels are engineered resin panels.
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Urban Development and Sustainability

What does smart growth look like?
The best way to effect the most sustainable good is to focus on the places where the largest amounts of energy are being used.
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Intelligent Lighting System

The Aera lighting system delivers functional white light to a space while allowing users to create and alter environments on demand.
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Twice the Size and Half the Footprint

The performance of a renovated house in Virginia dwarfs its predecessor, despite adding space to meet the owner’s needs.
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Report: Canada is Top Country for LEED Outside U.S.

Canada stands as the largest international market for LEED green buildings and boasts more square meters of LEED-certified space than any other nation outside the United States.
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Using Glass to Help Foster Collaboration, Connectivity

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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LED Versus Fluorescent Lighting

Lighting needs vary by application, so how does LED lighting stack up financially against fluorescent lighting options in an educational setting?
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4 Steps to a Successful Lighting Evaluation

Having a sound strategy and detailed information can lead to a greener facility and greater savings.
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The Importance of a Daylighting System

Energy savings are just the beginning of all the benefits that are available.
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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.


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