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Urban Development and Sustainability

What does smart growth look like?
By Michael N. Maltezos
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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

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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

By Craig Cook
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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.

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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

By Jesse Servol
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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

By Adrian Charest, PE, LEED AP BD+C
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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

By Aaron Kless
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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

By Michael Sather
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Energy savings are just the beginning of all the benefits that are available.
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The Drive Toward Energy Efficiency

By Jeff Gatzow
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Cultural institutions, like the National Corvette Museum, are achieving energy efficiency goals through retrofits and pioneering use of new technologies, such as energy-efficient lighting upgrades.
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Building for Mind, Body and Soul

The multipurpose EpiCenter aims to fuel the hopes and dreams of the community in South Atlanta.
By Sue Wasserman
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The multipurpose EpiCenter aims to fuel the hopes and dreams of the community in South Atlanta.
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