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FGIA updates design guide for sloped glazing and skylights

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated AAMA GDSG-1, Design Guide for Sloped Glazing and Skylights, outlining the considerations necessary for choosing proper glass for non-residential skylight and sloped glazing applications based on the best industry practices and technology, as well as describes the minimum requirements for sloped glazing as specified in the International Building Code (IBC).

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Registration now open for The WELL Conference

The WELL Conference, an event for those committed to improving the health and well-being of people through better buildings, communities and organizations, announces that registration is now open for this inaugural event taking place March 29-April 1, 2020 at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. A first-of-its-kind wellness gathering, The WELL Conference is a curation of information and inspiration from thought leaders, experts and innovators representing multiple sectors of the wellness movement. Presented through innovative, programs focused on the issues and opportunities this gathering will provide a deeper understanding how to live well at every turn— where we live, work and play.

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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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1 Willoughby Square tops out in Brooklyn

Soaring 34-stories, 1WSQ will bring 500,000-square-feet of space to the Brooklyn office market. Architecture, interiors and planning firm, FXCollaborative designed the interior spaces to cater to all future tenants. Each floor plan has a fluid connection to the outside with oversized windows, highlighting natural light and column-free floor plans which further supports space efficiency. Additionally, the exterior façade will feature unique dark blue glazed bricks.

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Construction complete on University of Colorado Boulder’s sustainable residence hall Williams Village East

Williams Village East was designed to achieve a LEED Platinum certification under LEED v4. A sustainability feature includes windows with electrochromic glazing that adjust the shading based on the time of day and year. The $96.7 million residence hall was designed by St. Louis-based KWK Architects as part of the design-build team; architect-of-record alm2s of Fort Collins, Colo.; and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company of Denver.

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Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital breaks ground on major expansion

Stantec is helping to deliver the project through an innovative Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach, alongside general contractor, HerreroBoldt. A highlight of the project includes building on SSHHR’s commitment to energy independence, and will be targeting LEED Version 2.2 Verification Treatment. The facility design will feature natural lighting throughout and sweeping views of the surrounding community.

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Vertically expanded Philadelphia office renovation re-clad in glass and aluminum with wood grain finishes by Linetec

The new design of Philadelphia’s 2400 Market Street property was conceived by architecture firm Gensler, with Varenhorst serving as the executive architect. The renovated and expanded building was re-clad in a modern, high-performance façade. Its fresh exterior showcases Viracon’s glass within Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ aluminum-framed window wall system finished by Linetec.

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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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EXTECH introduces new skylight: SKYGARD 2500 Series

“Our skylight not only supports projects’ daylighting design strategies for occupant comfort and wellness, but also cost-effective fabrication, installation and maintenance. Most notably, the SKYGARD 2500 is engineered with separate gutters to control condensation and leakage,” said Jim Leslie, general manager of EXTECH.

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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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