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MBH Architects honors Eucalyptus trees in design of 225 California Drive

As an emblematic representation of Burlingame and a recognizable call-out of the natural beauty of the Bay Area, MBH Architects wanted to honor the City of Trees, making Eucalyptus trees a prominent thematic feature of the 225 California Drive. 225 California Drive was built to LEED Gold specification requirements, and the materials used for its exterior contain 15 percent of recycled content as well as 45 percent of regional materials—mostly accounted from the concrete that the project used.

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Center for Active Design announces Fitwel® v2.1: Introducing New Construction pathway, and Retail and Community Scorecards

The Center for Active Design (CfAD), operator of the Fitwel Certification System, announces the June 3, 2019 launch of Fitwel v2.1.  Fitwel v2.1 advances the Fitwel vision that every building and community is optimized for health. It will feature a New Construction pathway, newly developed Retail and Community Scorecards, as well as strengthened Workplace and Multifamily Residential Scorecards.

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5G Studio Collaborative presents surreal-futuristic interior design of luxury retailer Forty Five Ten’s spaces at Hudson Yards

Generating an energy of anticipation for viewing, studying and experiencing all aspects of exciting, inspiring fashion and design at Forty Five Ten Hudson Yards, the architecture and interiors for the spaces feature precedent-setting utilization and engineering of material, including glass brick. A surreal-futuristic combination of elements continues the innovation with a unique combination of color and texture to establish an extraordinary and often whimsical exhibition space for the collections.

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Florida’s Aventura Mall’s new wing offers sunlit experience thanks to Super Sky skylight finished by Linetec

Florida’s Aventura Mall recently completed a new wing, making it the third-largest shopping mall in the U.S. Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC manufactured and installed a 347-foot-long, 96-foot-wide, custom, vaulted skylight to crown the new addition. Supporting Aventura Mall’s bright, modern design, Linetec finished the skylight’s aluminum framing components in a Pale Oak color. Upholding the specified appearance and functionality, the durable, 70 percent PVDF resin-based finishes also complement the skylight’s high-performance Viracon glass to keep shoppers comfortable beneath the warm, Florida sun.

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The Economics of Biophilia: Retail

Biophilic retail is a growing trend at all types of venues, from outdoor retail promenades, indoor malls and flagship stores to airport concessions, restaurants, and hospitality retail amenities. By embracing daylight and greenery strategies that add ‘experiential value’ and market/brand differentiation, developers and store owners have the opportunity to optimize profit margins that are economically, environmentally, and socially savvy.

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3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film lights up an innovative net-zero store while reducing energy and glare

Known as a “net-zero” retail store, the Walgreens is equipped with solar panels, two wind turbines and a geothermal system to generate electricity. As part of the project, Walgreens also wanted to make the most of available natural light flowing through the windows and reduce the dependence on electric lighting. Since lighting accounts for nearly 40% of all of the electricity used in commercial buildings in the United States, achieving a “net-zero” facility typically requires a dedicated lighting strategy. “By applying 3M Daylight Redirecting Film, we were able to solve our primary goal of reducing glare, while simultaneously saving energy by increasing the area we could use for daylight harvesting,” Robbins added. “Our decisions on how to treat our west-facing curtain wall were critical in the overall look, feel and function of our net-zero design.”

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New York Sanitation Building Wows with Perforated Solar Fins Enriched with Lumiflon FEVE Resin. Photo credit: Albert Vecerka/Esto

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

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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