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GSA retrofit project in Portland, Ore., recognized with AIA ‘Top Ten Plus’ Prize

The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Ore., has been named the winner of the American Institute of Architects Top Ten Plus award for demonstrating “quantifiable metrics demonstrating the true impact the sustainable design has achieved.” The award was announced by the AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE). The U.S. General Services Administration building was selected in 2014 as a recipient of the AIA/COTE Top Ten Project Award program. The designers are SERA Architects and Cutler Anderson Architects,

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EPA fines Lincoln, Neb., landlord for violating lead-paint renovation rule

The EPA’s Region 7 office in Kansas announced a settlement in a civil enforcement action against LHP LLC for alleged violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule in connection with renovation work done at one of its rental houses in Lincoln, Neb. The EPA said the company violated several RRP work-practice rules when renovating a rental house, and said an inspection “noted paint chips and debris littering the site, extending onto the public sidewalk and beyond.” As part of the settlement, the company will pay an $8,840 civil penalty.

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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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