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Opting for Geothermal in Orthopedic Care

A medical facility in Montana integrates a geothermal system into its new building’s design.
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Excellence in Design Winner 2013

GSA Sustainably Maintains a Historic Legacy

The renovation of a historic federal office building and courthouse in Texas shows a clear look into the future of energy-efficient building design.
Built on the grounds of the Alamo in 1937, the six-story, Beaux Arts-style Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse in San Antonio, Texas, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
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Promoting Sustainability Through Action and Research

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens earns an EID award for its many design endeavors.
Despite already being well known for its sustainable endeavors, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens continues to push for the cutting edge of holistic design with its building projects.
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Exploring Every Possibility

The Exploratorium’s new waterfront home features an innovative radiant system using San Francisco Bay water.
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AEC/O+M Solutions

Taking Control of LEDs

The Wild West is coming to an end with LED controls, making them an option for virtually any commercial application.
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Growing Popularity of Green Cleaning Products

Why bio-based cleaning products are attracting positive attention from the government to the home.
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LED Lighting the Way

A Smithsonian exhibit and design specialist shares his thoughts on lighting in a museum environment.
A Smithsonian exhibit and design specialist shares his thoughts on lighting in a museum environment.
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Complex System Management

Integrated control systems are the key to managing complex energy-efficient buildings.
Managing complex energy-efficient systems is daunting, but doable!
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New Standard for Sustainable Industrial and Institutional Laundry Products

A new standard was specifically designed to provide sustainable alternatives for institutional and industrial laundry detergents. 

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Excellence in Design Awards

Not Over the Hill

A Civil War hospital in the U.S. capital is rejuvenated as a community center and wins an EID award.

Opened at the end of the Civil War in 1866, the Old Naval Hospital served as a 50-bed hospital for seaman, later as a hospital corps training school and then as a home for elderly soldiers and sailors. 

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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.


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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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 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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