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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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Sustainable Design Excellence: ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C.

The 12,600-square-foot headquarters, located in the historic Chinatown district of Washington, DC, was built in 1995 and completely renovated in 2016 to achieve LEED Platinum and WELL Gold certification. ASLA worked with architecture firm Gensler and landscape architecture firm Oehme van Sweden to build a new Center that embodies the mission, vision and values of the Society. The project integrates new construction into the existing space and footprint; captures and reuses stormwater runoff; maximizes daylight within the space; increases occupant comfort and wellness; provides flexible, collaborative work spaces; and models environmental values.

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Nominations now open for 2020 Wood Design Awards

“There’s been a lot of focus on taller wood buildings, and it will be exciting to see some of those nominated,” said Jennifer Cover, WoodWorks’ President and CEO. “But the awards are a chance to celebrate excellence at many scales; to acknowledge the innovative use of new and traditional systems or techniques; and to recognize building designers across the country who express wood structure in creative ways.”

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Vaisala to break ground on OZ Architecture-designed North American headquarters

The clean, modern architecture belies the complex design of the building to make it one of the Colorado’s most sustainability constructed. The floor assembly will be built with cross-laminated timber (CLT), a wood-based sustainable material, in lieu of steel. The OZ team also incorporated a highly efficient heating and cooling system, extra insulation, low-e glass throughout the building’s extensive windows and glass walls, and advanced water-saving fixtures. The end result will be a NetZero-ready building with extraordinary low energy use that far surpasses energy-use codes, making it one of Colorado’s most sustainable office buildings.

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American Society of Interior Designers releases Perkins+Will’s studioIDS case study as part of its Impact of Design Series

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released the fifth case study in its Impact of Design Series featuring an innovative office space that blends community and productivity. StudioIDS, the self-designed home of Perkins+Will in Minneapolis, was recently recognized as one of the winners of the first-ever ASID Outcome of Design Awards, honoring its successful use of pre- and post-occupancy research to prove the power of design. As evidenced in the new case study, studioIDS serves its occupants by offering a uniquely flexible space reflective of modern work styles.

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CertainTeed purchases Norton Industries’ wood ceilings business

“The acquisition of Norton Industries’ wood ceilings business demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in the growth of our ceilings business,” said Carmen Bodden, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Ceilings. “Over the past 52 years, Norton has earned the trust of its customers and is well respected in the ceilings industry. We have a high level of confidence in the Norton team and want to preserve its entrepreneurial culture and close customer relationships. We are ‘looking forward to looking up,’ as they say at Norton.”

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Gerhard Schickhofer awarded the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for his research and knowledge transfer of cross-laminated timber (CLT)

Professor Gerhard Schickhofer of the Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology at Graz University of Technology, Austria, has laid the scientific and technological foundation for the development of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and is awarded the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize. Gerhard Schickhofer and his research team have played a leading role in establishing European standards and Technical Approvals for CLT production and use in industrial applications of wood construction.  CLT has radically transformed the view on construction and design in the wood building industry.

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Linetec introduces Aged Light Oak and Aged Dark Oak – two new wood grain finishes for aluminum

“While we appreciate the rich beauty of natural wood, when considering high traffic areas, maintenance and weathering, Linetec’s wood grain coatings can be an excellent alternative. The appearance of these new weathered wood selections can be a desired aesthetic that brings warmth, comfort and character to any project – from a casual and relaxed environment to an upscale design,” said Linetec’s marketing manager Tammy Schroeder, LEED® Green Associate.

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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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