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Glenarden Woods Elementary School earns LEED Gold

Prince George’s County Public Schools’ Glenarden Woods Elementary School, designed by Moseley Architects, recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The project incorporated energy efficiency strategies in the building envelope design; efficient systems and equipment; and the introduction of daylight throughout the core learning spaces.

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IIBEC announces hire of Emily Lorenz as Senior Director of Technical Services

Emily Lorenz, PE, will represent the association as a liaison to various outside organizations, including supporting its initiatives in relation to building codes and standards. “Emily’s experience as chair of ASTM Committee E60 and as a member of ASTM Committee E06 gives us confidence that she will be a great advocate for IIBEC’s positions on building-enclosure-related issues at code hearings and elsewhere throughout the industry,” stated IIBEC CEO/EVP Brian Pallasch, CAE. “We are excited to welcome her to the IIBEC team,” he added.

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Franklin Tower transforms former offices into luxury living, re-clad in glass and metal with wood grain finishes from Linetec

Gensler looked at developing an adaptive façade to replace the outdated precast, single-glazed strip-window façade. “While that exterior was built for a single use, the rhythm of the new façade allows for a variety of programmatic uses,” said Gensler Principal Robert Fuller, AIA. “The recessed channels at the vertical columns and horizontal spandrels express the structural module of the building, while the floor-to-ceiling glass creates a lighter façade that connects the interior spaces to views of the city beyond.”

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IIBEC to co-host 2020 International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST)

ICBEST – The International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies provides a worldwide forum for the exchange of information and discussion of recent developments in, and applications of, building envelope engineering. ICBEST’s scope is to bring together engineers, architects, scientists, and practitioners with a common interest to promote new knowledge and practice of building envelope systems and technologies.

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Two more buildings of the Bronx’s La Central mixed-use project top out

FXCollaborative, in collaboration with MHG Architects, is the design architect for the new 1.1-million-square-foot development. A combination of on-site cogeneration, solar panels and a super-tight building envelope will provide a sustainable environment for residents including savings on energy costs and a reduced reliance on the area’s electric grid.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

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