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Outdoor co-working leads innovative green spaces

Boulevard – the contemporary, connected community in Dublin, California – has announced an innovative system of 15 pocket parks programmed for diverse uses, including an outdoor co-working space named The Office equipped with technological amenities. Other themed parks include The Kitchen, The Lounge, The Library, The Gym and The Retreat. The result is a network of active urban areas that redefine the forms and functions of parks in an urban masterplanned community.

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Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence announces five finalists for 2019 design award

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) announces five finalists for its 2019 Gold and Silver medal prizes. The Gold Medalist will receive $50,000, and four Silver Medalists will each receive $10,000 to enhance their projects. For more than 30 years, the biennial RBA has recognized transformative places that contribute to the economic, environmental, and social vitality of American cities.

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Nature, technology, and community meet in the concept design of Pittsburgh International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Program

As part of a special board meeting and the annual State of the Airport event, the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board of Directors approved a visionary concept design for the Terminal Modernization Program at Pittsburgh International Airport. The design team joint venture of architectural and engineering firms Gensler and HDR in association with luis vidal + architects, were awarded the design contract in July 2018. They have been studying the Pittsburgh region and taking their inspiration directly from the rolling hills and rivers, neighborhoods and communities, and new economic diversity that has led to Pittsburgh’s re-emergence over the past few decades.

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THE ECONOMICS OF BIOPHILIA

"The Economics of Biophilia" is a six-part republication of “The Economics of Biophilic Design" by Terrapin Bright Green.  As a series, each section explores one of five economic indicators as it relates to biophilic design: workplace, health care, education, retail, and community.

In today’s society, sectors across industry are reaping the economic benefits of biophilic design. By examining five of these sectors—workplaces, healthcare, retail stores, schools, and communities—we can begin to understand the fiscal implications of biophilic design across the economy. The numbers and percentages presented reflect powerful evidence that design and planning strategies informed by nature can lead to positive impacts on human health, child development, community safety, and worker satisfaction. These effects translate directly to increased profits.

The Economics of Biophilia: Introduction
Part 1: The Economics of Biophilia: Workplace
Part 2: The Economics of Biophilia: Schools
Part 3: The Economics of Biophilia: Healthcare
Part 4: The Economics of Biophilia: Retail
Part 5: The Economics of Biophilia: Communities

 

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GSky® expands global living wall installations in 15th year

GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, marks fifteen years of growth and now has four available systems: Versa Wall® (interior), Versa Wall® XT (exterior), Pro Wall®, and Basic Wall®.

Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative’s new headquarters features Tubelite’s curtainwall and storefront

Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative recently opened its new headquarters in Williston, North Dakota, featuring an expansive curtainwall from Tubelite. The four-story, 85,000-square-foot building was designed by JLG Architects to achieve a LEED® Gold certification with an emphasis on highlighting the efficient use of electricity, while creating a beacon for MWEC on the north side of Williston.

Outdoor co-working leads innovative green spaces

Boulevard – the contemporary, connected community in Dublin, California – has announced an innovative system of 15 pocket parks programmed for diverse uses, including an outdoor co-working space named The Office equipped with technological amenities. Other themed parks include The Kitchen, The Lounge, The Library, The Gym and The Retreat. The result is a network of active urban areas that redefine the forms and functions of parks in an urban masterplanned community.

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AIA and Sherwin-Williams continue partnership in 2019

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is continuing its AIA Innovation Partnership with Sherwin-Williams this year to enhance support of architects in practice and build the company’s knowledge base about the profession.

AIA and Sherwin-Williams continue partnership in 2019

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is continuing its AIA Innovation Partnership with Sherwin-Williams this year to enhance support of architects in practice and build the company’s knowledge base about the profession.

Zaria Forman, Renowned Climate Change Artist, to Deliver Keynote at U.S. Green Building Council’s IMPACT Conference and Green Schools Conference & Expo

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Zaria Forman will deliver the opening plenary for its annual IMPACT green building conference. IMPACT is the Midwest’s green building event of the year and will be co-located with USGBC’s Green Schools Conference & Expo 2019 (GSCE). IMPACT + GSCE will be held in St. Paul, Minn., from April 8-9, 2019.

Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge now accepting submissions

The 2019 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge is now open and accepting residential and commercial project submissions through March 15. The annual competition challenges current students to create award-winning interior design projects for a chance to win cash prizes and receive national recognition from Sherwin-Williams.

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AAMA updates guideline for developing color measurement requirements

“The CMR document is an excellent resource for identifying the six parameters that need to be called out or specified to properly and clearly measure and compare color,” said Doug Holmberg (Wausau Window and Wall Systems), Co-Chair of the AAMA Finishes Steering Committee. “This is important for both matching colors and measuring the amount of color change over time. Although the document was originally published in 2016, once in use and after additional research, the Finishes Steering Committee felt it was a good time to update the document.”

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University of Notre Dame Hall of Architecture designed by Stantec for future architects

Designed by John Simpson Architects of London with Stantec serving as the architect-of-record, the design of the University of Notre Dame’s Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall of Architecture takes its inspiration from the teaching methods of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. It symbolizes the school’s mission to educate architects and urbanists who design and build — not just for today’s needs, but also for future generations.

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Humber College transform’s its Centre for Entrepreneurship into energy-efficient, bird-friendly building

Functionality of the glass configuration was a key consideration, said Adrienne Tam, associate, Moriyama & Teshima. “We were on a quest for a bird-friendly glass treatment that would allow the low-e coating to be applied to Surface #2.” The acid-etched pattern “was integral to the glass, and unlike other products, not a separate material bound to the glass that is then exposed to the environment,” she added.

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Outdoor co-working leads innovative green spaces

Boulevard – the contemporary, connected community in Dublin, California – has announced an innovative system of 15 pocket parks programmed for diverse uses, including an outdoor co-working space named The Office equipped with technological amenities. Other themed parks include The Kitchen, The Lounge, The Library, The Gym and The Retreat. The result is a network of active urban areas that redefine the forms and functions of parks in an urban masterplanned community.

Read More

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence announces five finalists for 2019 design award

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) announces five finalists for its 2019 Gold and Silver medal prizes. The Gold Medalist will receive $50,000, and four Silver Medalists will each receive $10,000 to enhance their projects. For more than 30 years, the biennial RBA has recognized transformative places that contribute to the economic, environmental, and social vitality of American cities.

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PA innovators and projects honored by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s leading voice for smart growth, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, has honored Bethlehem, PA innovators and projects in the statewide nonprofit’s annual awards program. A mayor, social entrepreneur, planner and developer were recognized for their individual and collaborative efforts of alternative economic development strategies that helped revitalize the deindustrialized city.

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ASLA advocacy efforts pay off as Water Infrastructure Improvement Act becomes law

The following statement was issued by Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects on the occasion of the signing into law of the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R. 7279). The new law provides flexibility to municipalities wishing to prioritize investments in wastewater and stormwater projects needed for Clean Water Act compliance and requires the EPA to promote the option of green infrastructure, which allows communities to use natural processes to infiltrate or reuse storm water runoff beneficially on-site where it is generated.

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018 PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment featuring resilient design, specifying green walls, interior design in healthcare facilities, healthcare facility sustainable design, and the final part of the series The Economics of Biophilia: Communities.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018 PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment featuring resilient design, specifying green walls, interior design in healthcare facilities, healthcare facility sustainable design, and the final part of the series The Economics of Biophilia: Communities.

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Photo: Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, IA)- LEED Platinum. SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without blinds or shades, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption. With an ever growing list of LEED certified installations, SageGlass is committed to USGBC’s mission of sustaining eco-friendly building interiors and conserving energy, benefitting everyone in the built environment.

Photo: Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, IA)- LEED Platinum. SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without blinds or shades, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption. With an ever growing list of LEED certified installations, SageGlass is committed to USGBC’s mission of sustaining eco-friendly building interiors and conserving energy, benefitting everyone in the built environment.

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