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New York Sanitation Building Wows with Perforated Solar Fins Enriched with Lumiflon FEVE Resin

Dattner Architects and WXY Architecture + Urban Design teamed up to design New York City’s Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Spring Street Salt Shed. The 2,600 custom perforated aluminum solar fins, “float” off the building masonry base and reduce the building’s solar heat. The louvers were protected with IFS Coatings’ IFS 500 FP, a Lumiflon-enriched product.

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Protecting documentary heritage with a state-of-the-art preservation facility

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC)’s new preservation facility in Gatineau, Quebec brought a challenge that felt both patriotic and historically important — preserving the documentary heritage of Canada. The ultra-modern facility will be the first net zero carbon building dedicated to the preservation of archives in the Americas, and it will also be the first Government of Canada building to meet the requirements of the Greening Government Strategy. Stantec is providing professional services to PCL Construction—as part of a public-private-partnership team named Plenary Properties Gatineau, and in collaboration with B+H Architects—on this state-of-the-art project.

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Columbia Building in Portland, Oregon

The Columbia Building designed by Skylab supports the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services. The project accomplished three unique objectives in one single campus site: the creation of a vibrant and efficient workspace; clean on-site stormwater filtration; and a dynamic building that stimulates conversation about the health of the region’s watershed and rivers.

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KWK Architects to provide architectural programming on renovation of U.S. Air Force Academy Sijan Hall in Colorado Springs

KWK Architects has been contracted by global infrastructure consulting firm AECOM to provide architectural programming on a project to renovate the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Sijan Hall north of Colorado Springs.The renovation will be the first modernization project at Sijan Hall since it was built in 1968, with the renovation/modernization to include the hall’s residential, academic, courtyard and recreational spaces. At 700,000-square-feet, Sijan Hall is the second-largest residence hall in the United States with 2,200 beds.

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New medical and veterinary facilities at Tyndall Air Force Base awarded LEED Silver

The newly modernized and expanded medical clinic and a new veterinary clinic at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla., have been designated LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The $53.4 million design-build project – completed by Hoefer Wysocki and JE Dunn Construction – included extensive renovations to the three-story, 69,044-sq. ft. medical clinic as well as the design and construction of a new 2,267-sq. ft. veterinary clinic, Building 1309, to provide essential care to Military Working Dogs and the pets of military families.

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Oldcastle APG’s Echelon and Belgard sustainable materials integral to reservoir megaproject as Atlanta’s iconic Bellwood quarry opens floodgates

The Bellwood Quarry, Atlanta’s iconic filming locale, awaits its closing scene as plans move forward for a transformation that will greatly impact residents.  No longer will the mini canyon be featured as a Walking Dead zombie pit or a Stranger Things supernatural playground. Georgia’s landmark crater is now being filled with more than 2 billion gallons of water to create the state’s largest reservoir.

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Seattle Fire Station 22

Fire Station 22 in Seattle, designed by Weinstein A+U, was conceived in response to two fundamental constraints: a very small and narrow site, and an operational imperative for a drive-through apparatus bay. In addition, Fire Station 22 achieved LEED Platinum Certification with highly efficient mechanical and plumbing systems, PV panels, and the use of harvested rainwater for 100% of the station’s non-potable water uses.

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Yuba Water Agency Board hires DLR Group for master plan

The Yuba Water Agency Board of Yuba County, Calif., has selected DLR Group for visioning and master planning services to develop a modern, sustainable, and interactive Water Education Center. The new facility will be part of the Yuba Watershed Experience, an initiative to educate local students and patrons about the impact of the Yuba River watershed on the environment, flooding, water supply, and more, and subsequently, the impact to the community. 

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KAI Build breaks ground on renovation, addition to Maryland Heights Fire Protection District Headquarters Engine House One

Plans for the project include a complete state-of-the-art upgrade of the existing 22-year-old, 18,902-square-foot firehouse located at 2600 Schuetz Road, plus a 2,112-square-foot living quarters addition and a 4,300-square-foot apparatus support addition on the east and north sides of the building. The new design includes more capacity for emergency equipment, improved operational areas, a severe weather safe room, living quarters that promote gender equity, dedicated decontamination area with specialized gear extractors to reduce the risk of firefighter cancer, and removal and replacement of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection components.

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Seattle Landmark Fire Station 5 receives seismic upgrade

Renovated Fire Station 5 designed by Bassetti Architects has been designated a Seattle Landmark. Originally built in 1963, the fire station was in need of significant up-grades to meet many current seismic, safety, and accessibility codes as well as provide improvements to crew, administrative, and support facilities. Bassetti provided comprehensive renovation to the building and pier structure, including seismic reinforcement, building systems renovation, and sustainability improvements.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.