Category: ZNE

Zero Net Energy and Zero Carbon

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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EwingCole’s Net Zero Designed Unisphere Opens in Silver Spring

EwingCole is pleased to announce that opening ceremonies for the six-story expansion of United Therapeutics’ downtown campus took place on Friday, September 21. The 210,000 square-foot, elliptical shaped “Unisphere,” is the largest site Net Zero commercial building in the US and houses clinical operations for pulmonary disease, heart failure, and organ transplantation as well as In Silico molecular biology – a virtual drug development lab.

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Architecture 2030 Announces Four Senior Fellows

Architecture 2030 is pleased to announce and introduce four Senior Fellows. Charles Eley, P.E., AIA, BEMP, CEM, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP is an architect, mechanical engineer and author with 40 years of experience in energy efficient and sustainable design.

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Carbon Smart Buildings Day at the Global Climate Action Summit

Join Architecture 2030’s three experts for Carbon Smart Buildings Day at the Global Climate Action Summit this September 11th in San Francisco, CA. Edward Mazria will give an eye-opening keynote and call for action – be prepared to be enlightened and inspired! Vincent Martinez will be joining a panel exploring policy trends for decarbonizing new construction operations, including the ZERO Code, and Erin McDade will join a panel focusing on current embodied carbon policies and resources.

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior is a durable, long-lasting, zero VOC (<5g/L) paint that stands up to everything life throws at it. It seals surfaces to create a scrubbable finish that resists mildew, stains and moisture. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® is a zero VOC (<5g/L) Paint & Primer in One that meets LEED® and GREENGUARD® GOLD requirements, offering indoor environmental air quality.

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior is a durable, long-lasting, zero VOC (<5g/L) paint that stands up to everything life throws at it. It seals surfaces to create a scrubbable finish that resists mildew, stains and moisture. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® is a zero VOC (<5g/L) Paint & Primer in One that meets LEED® and GREENGUARD® GOLD requirements, offering indoor environmental air quality.

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