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Newly redesigned Conservation International headquarters receives LEED Gold certification

“Sustainability is a matter of living better, more thoughtfully and healthier in all aspects of life, including our workplaces. It’s in the fabric of Conservation International’s identity, operations, and our new office — literally down to the recycled fish nets in our carpet,” said Sanjayan. “The honor of LEED Gold certification underscores that living by these principles is possible and, ultimately, more valuable for Earth and humanity.”

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Shepley Bulfinch elevates Matthew Gifford, AIA, LEED AP, to principal

Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm with offices in Boston, Hartford, Houston, and Phoenix, announced yesterday the promotion of Matthew Gifford, AIA, LEED AP, to principal. His recent work with Smith College and Loyola University Maryland further showcases Matt’s values-based approach to sustainability to create healthier buildings for both people and the planet, while providing clients with creative solutions to sustainability through an integrated design process.

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gb&d’s 2018 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award winners

gb&d is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. The ultimate goal of the awards is to create a central hub that identifies and connects the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability. WSLA recognizes and advances these top-level female sustainability executives who then, in turn, support younger women with dreams of reaching such levels of success.

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Construction Begins on Molson Coors Most Modern Facility in Canada

Molson Coors announced October 19 that it officially broke ground, kicking off the construction for what will be the company’s most modern brewing facility and distribution centre to date. Pomerleau-Alberici, a partnership between Pomerleau and Alberici Constructors, has been selected to lead the design and construction of the project. Molson Coors Canada will be seeking LEED certification.

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The 2018 International Code Council Annual Conference begins this weekend

The International Code Council is hosting its 2018 Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo in Richmond, Va., from October 21-29, 2018. This important industry event offers insights from compelling experts and top-notch trainers on building safety, sustainability, innovation, plumbing, disaster mitigation and more. Bringing together professionals from across the built environment, the 2018 program includes special networking events, historic building tours and education sessions.

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Zaha Hadid Architects-Designed Aljada’s Central Hub to be completed early 2019

”Aljada’s Central Hub stands as an example of how conscious design can work with the environment to create a truly unique and inspirational focus for its community. The Central Hub is a defining project for Sharjah and the UAE, and we have been proud to work closely with Arada on bringing this development to life,“ explained Johannes Schafelner, Project Director, Zaha Hadid Architects. The complex’s natural ecosystem, irrigated by recovered and recycled water, is designed to sustain a microclimate at ground level for gardens featuring plant species native to the region, while the Central Hub’s lighting requirements will be entirely provided by smart solar power.

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Employees are Happier, Healthier and More Productive in LEED Green Buildings

According to a new survey released today from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings. The survey also shows that a majority of office workers want to work for companies that are value-oriented, take stances on important issues like sustainability, and do their part for making a positive difference in the world. In fact, 84 percent of respondents prefer to work for a company that has a strong, concrete mission and positive values.

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Ashley McGraw Architects Names New Associate Principal

Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Donovan AIA, LEED AP, BD+C to Associate Principal. “I’m looking forward to playing an expanded role on our team,” said Donovan. “Ashley McGraw has always been invested in the progressive practice of architecture, including sustainability, design, and project management. It gives us—and in turn our clients—an edge on delivering work that surpasses expectations.”

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Health, Nature & Sustainability: Jacobs Medical Center in San Diego

In a key move to positioning itself as a leading medical research institution, UC San Diego Health transformed what was once a community hospital into a world-class destination for patient-first care. Reflective of UC San Diego Health’s vision, “to create a healthier world – one life at a time – through new science, new medicine and new cures,” the 245-bed Jacobs Medical Center embraces the future intersections of technology, medicine and patient experience.

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Practicing what we preach: Championing sustainability and wellness across Stantec

In November 2017, Stantec became the 13th company to form a strategic alliance with the Center for Active Design (CfAD), the leading non-profit using design to foster healthy, engaged communities) by becoming a Fitwel Champion. Stantec saw an opportunity to leverage our size and presence in North America and beyond to form this alliance as part of a shift toward focusing on sustainability and wellness in the built environment with three primary areas of impact: 1) our real estate, 2) our people, and 3) our clients.

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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

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