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El Cerrito Recycling Center + Environmental Resource Center, sustainable in design and in practice

“Our goal was to create a recycling and environmental resource center that brings people and community together, inspires better awareness about environmental issues, and satisfies operational needs in creative and efficient ways. We believe the El Cerrito Recycling Center is a story about regeneration and restoration,” said Chris Noll, Noll & Tam Architects.

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Las Vegas Vortex Canopy Creates Striking Structure on the Strip

The canopy was formed from 60,000 square-feet of Engineered Wall System Inc.’s 400 series rainscreen system using ALPOLIC Material’s fire-retardant (FR) core aluminum composite material (ACM). These metal panels feature Sherwin-Williams Coil Coating‘s Valflon® coating in Platinum Mica, Champagne Mica and Silver Metallic. Valflon was the ideal choice for this specific project, as it required a bold look with lots of gloss and shine. Even better, this coating is highly resistant to weathering, airborne chemicals, acid rain and graffiti-removing cleaning solvents.

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St. Elizabeth’s Hospital features inviting canopies outside, patient-focused care inside

“Design goals from the start included addressing wellness, systems and integration, and patient and staff experience throughout the facility. We additionally challenged the team to incorporate themes around our patron saint, Saint Elizabeth, and her history of serving the sick and the poor,” says Susan Holloway, RN, BSN, director of construction management for HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

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EXTECH provides Delaware Tech with translucent courtyard canopy

In response to Delaware Tech’s clear goals, Exterior Technologies, Inc. (EXTECH) worked with project architect Tevebaugh Associates to create a sweeping, translucent canopy using its SKYSHADE 3300® system. Tevebaugh principal, Shawn Crowley, AIA notes, “A design challenge was to provide a canopy that provided maximum shade to the courtyard, while not overpowering the space, which is enclosed on all four sides.”

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Kalwall® promotes Kevin Bruce to national sales manager

Kalwall Corporation announces the promotion of Kevin Bruce to National Sales Manager North America – Panels and Accessories Division. Bruce will oversee Kalwall’s sales and support team for its direct and distributor sales network in North America. He is charged with leading strategic planning, as well as personnel decisions. Bruce replaces Jim Andrus, who is retiring after 40 years at Kalwall.

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Three ways design can ease the transition to safety for survivors of abuse

“When we use design to reignite a sense of belonging for abuse survivors, we can encourage them to feel empowered to find strength in moments of weakness and choose a path forward to recovery. The space should help restore the individual’s sense of identity and their dignity,” explains Robyn Whitwham in her article “Three ways design can ease the transition to safety for survivors of abuse” just published on PRISM.

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Port Authority’s transit station’s glass canopy custom-engineered and fabricated by EXTECH

Pittsburgh-based EXTECH worked closely with architect Greg Maynes, from concept to completion. The 1,473-square-foot, low-rise, segmented, glass canopy features three taller sections overlapping three shorter sections. Maynes explained, “These two types of canopies could be scaled to form different station sizes. The station’s asymmetrical columns resemble a tree structure supporting the cantilevered glass canopies.”

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EXTECH introduces SKYSHADE 2500 glass canopy system

“Glass canopies are well suited for either contemporary or historical designs, and for completely custom creations. They blend form and function – allowing people to enjoy the sunshine and views in good weather conditions, while sheltering them from rain and snow,” said Jim Leslie, general manager of EXTECH. “Our SKYSHADE 2500 system can be ordered in a variety of shapes and sizes. It is purpose-built to fabricate, ship and install quickly at competitive pricing.”

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El Cerrito Recycling Center + Environmental Resource Center, sustainable in design and in practice

“Our goal was to create a recycling and environmental resource center that brings people and community together, inspires better awareness about environmental issues, and satisfies operational needs in creative and efficient ways. We believe the El Cerrito Recycling Center is a story about regeneration and restoration,” said Chris Noll, Noll & Tam Architects.

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Structures Unlimited, Inc. Unveils New Architectural Feature to Compliment Any System

Structures Unlimited, Inc. is introducing decorative rolled tubes as a new feature that will add a refreshing architectural element into a wide array of building projects. Decorative rolled tubes compliment any system designed by the premier single-source manufacturer of structural skylights, Skyroofs®, pool enclosures, canopies, walkways and entire pre-engineered structures.

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Revamped Terminal F at Philadelphia International is an architectural glass showcase

Designed by The Sheward Partnership, an award-winning, Philadelphia-based architecture firm, Terminal F’s new 34,000-square-foot baggage claim building features a striking geometric appearance. Clad in a mix of glass and metal, the two-floor facility offers abundant natural daylighting and is the airport’s first building to earn LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products

PRISM asked building materials manufacturers for information about some of their latest and/or most innovative sustainable products which architects might considering specifying for their next project. We asked manufacturers why an architect would specify their product and where an one could find more information. PRISM compiled this information in a guide, listing products by category types in alphabetical order. You can read the entire Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products or click on a category or company listed below for specific information.

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Las Vegas Vortex Canopy Creates Striking Structure on the Strip

The canopy was formed from 60,000 square-feet of Engineered Wall System Inc.’s 400 series rainscreen system using ALPOLIC Material’s fire-retardant (FR) core aluminum composite material (ACM). These metal panels feature Sherwin-Williams Coil Coating‘s Valflon® coating in Platinum Mica, Champagne Mica and Silver Metallic. Valflon was the ideal choice for this specific project, as it required a bold look with lots of gloss and shine. Even better, this coating is highly resistant to weathering, airborne chemicals, acid rain and graffiti-removing cleaning solvents.

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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

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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