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Stantec expands footprint in Pacific Northwest

Stantec is expanding its footprint in the Pacific Northwest by consolidating Portland-area employees from three area offices into one landmark location at 601 SW Second Ave. The open office space takes advantage of the natural views of the surrounding Portland landscape with sweeping views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, and the Willamette and Columbia River valleys. The new office space is designed with multiple sustainable practices in mind, including energy efficiency, reuse of materials, waste reduction, and LEED targets.

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JEMCOR Development Partners Begins Construction on 171 New Mixed-Income, Transit-Oriented Apartments in Livermore

Designed by award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning, the development will consist of four, three-story residential buildings and a single-story clubhouse. The project will incorporate a number of “green” features such as solar photovoltaic systems covering the energy usage in common areas and drought-tolerant landscaping to help ensure long-term energy efficiency and sustainability.

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UW’s Integrated Design Lab study validates energy savings of View® Dynamic Glass

Henbart LLC announced May 18, that a year-long study led by the University of Washington’s (UW’s)Integrated Design Lab confirmed that upgrading to View® Dynamic Glass technology in the Lake Union Building significantly saved energy and improved the tenant experience. The report verified annual energy savings of 17.7 percent or 351,604 kWh – roughly $28,000 a year or enough electricity to power 33 homes.

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Iconic U.S. Steel Tower earns ENERGY STAR certification

The tallest structure between Chicago and Philadelphia is the 64-floor U.S. Steel Tower in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, which also ranks as the 7th largest high-rise office building in the United States by square footage. Through a series of retrofits to improve its energy efficiency, the iconic skyscraper built in 1970 recently achieved ENERGY STAR certification.

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MGM National Harbor first integrated resort in D.C. to achieve LEED® Gold

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced Friday that the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ (LEED) Gold certification to MGM National Harbor, the company’s newest resort. Located minutes from Washington D.C., in Prince George’s County, Maryland, the resort is scheduled to open December 8.

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Dr. Jared Cohon Leads Carnegie Mellon University to Unprecedented Sustainability Success

As CMU’s third-longest President and current Director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Dr. Jared L. Cohon has been a devoted catalyst for the university’s sustainability policies, practices, and successes. From energy efficiency and conservation to renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable product research, and much more, Dr. Cohon emphasized environmental sustainability from the start of his CMU presidency in 1997. He directed the university to reduce dining hall waste by switching to washable dinnerware and banning plastics, unveiled a new central recycling education center, and created a full-time environmental coordinator staff position.

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New charter high school opens to meet demand for STEM qualified job applicants in Philadelphia

Build the Future Education Collaborative hosted an Open House and Unveiling Ceremony last week to celebrate the opening of its third school in Philadelphia – TECH Freire Charter High School. TECH Freire Charter High School is modeled after the successful Freire High School that has a track record of producing high academic results among low-income, urban student populations.

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018 PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment featuring resilient design, specifying green walls, interior design in healthcare facilities, healthcare facility sustainable design, and the final part of the series The Economics of Biophilia: Communities.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018 PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment featuring resilient design, specifying green walls, interior design in healthcare facilities, healthcare facility sustainable design, and the final part of the series The Economics of Biophilia: Communities.

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Photo: Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, IA)- LEED Platinum. SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without blinds or shades, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption. With an ever growing list of LEED certified installations, SageGlass is committed to USGBC’s mission of sustaining eco-friendly building interiors and conserving energy, benefitting everyone in the built environment.

Photo: Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, IA)- LEED Platinum. SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without blinds or shades, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption. With an ever growing list of LEED certified installations, SageGlass is committed to USGBC’s mission of sustaining eco-friendly building interiors and conserving energy, benefitting everyone in the built environment.

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