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Playa Vista unveils tech and sustainability innovations

Playa Vista, the connected urban community on the Westside of Los Angeles by Brookfield Residential, has announced its newest neighborhood is the most technologically advanced in Southern California. Set in the heart of Silicon Beach, Playa Vista’s newest detached-home offering, The Collection, is the first Los Angeles County neighborhood to offer Apple HomeKit smart-home technology standard in all homes. The 66 new residences combine with Playa Vista’s extensive sustainable components.

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The Maggie’s Centre Barts, designed by Steven Holl Architects, opens in London

Laura Lee, Maggie’s Chief Executive said, “It is with great pride that we can announce the opening of Maggie’s Barts. The Centre helps us to extend Maggie’s vital practical and emotional support to more people across the capital.” She added, “Steven Holl’s design is a perfect blend of old and new and sits beautifully next to the historical hospital site. With its colored glass and peaceful roof garden, designed by Darren Hawkes, I am sure the Centre will provide a safe haven for people living with cancer and their family and friends across the East of London.”

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Hermitage Club Selects Superior Walls Precast Concrete Foundations

The Superior Walls Xi Plus wall systems selected by the Hermitage Club construction team include one-inch foam insulated concrete studs and one-inch foam insulation on the bond beams to help ensure energy efficiency in the townhomes. Facing against the environment, the panels have a concrete face shell backed 4-1/2” of expanded polystyrene rigid foam insulation and ½” DOW Thermax polyisocyanurate rigid board insulation.

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Mosa wins ‘Cradle-to-Cradle Challenge Award’ in Gold

The panel of judges of the Cradle to Cradle Challenge Awards has recognized Mosa’s sustainability strategy with the Award in Gold. Top architects were asked to select their favorites from many kinds of building materials; evaluating the complete sustainability strategies of companies, rating the production with climate-friendly raw materials as well as a low consumption of water, energy, and the waiver of harmful substances.

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Saint-Gobain Receives Corporate Citizenship Award from Chief Executive Group for its YouthBuild USA Initiative

Saint-Gobain North America, a $5.8 billion global building materials manufacturer, was given the Corporate Citizenship Award by Chief Executive Group for its partnership with YouthBuild USA and its efforts in helping to educate and train disadvantaged youths. The event took place at Chief Executive’s CEO2CEO Summit, at the Apella Alexandria Center in New York City on Thursday, December 7.

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Lauren Janney of Lens Joins Emergency Medicine Advisory Board at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Lens, a creative consulting studio of national architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch focused on helping organizations improve performance through innovation, consensus and engagement, announced today that Principal Strategist Lauren Janney, EDAC, LEED AP has joined the Emergency Medicine Advisory Board at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for a three-year term beginning October 2017.

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