Originally published in Interiors & Sources

10/24/2007

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October 24, 2007
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Museum Takes the LEED

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is a canvas of sustainable, modern, and historic elements. Spaces clad in weathered wood, glass, and board-formed concrete establish a direct relationship to traditional Cape Cod textures, and large glass openings allow pedestrians to visually engage artwork before entering the building. The facility, recently recognized as the first LEED-certified art museum in the nation, includes climate and humidity controls estimated to reduce energy costs by thousands of dollars.
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Wind, Sun Sustain School Addition
Photovoltaic panels and an innovative building envelope will add up to energy savings in a new classroom addition at Windrush School in El Cerrito, CA. Additional features include operable windows, skylights, natural ventilation, low-VOC interior finishes, and bioretention planters that cleanse and treat storm water while reducing storm water runoff.
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Bioscience Center Shapes Up
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Bioscience Center Shapes Up
At the Lasry Center for Bioscience it’s hip not to be square: The 50,000-square-foot state-of-the-art teaching and research building is triangle-shaped to achieve maximum southern exposure. Metal shades over windows act as “eyebrows” to deflect sun and heat from the interior during warmer months and reflect heat indoors during cooler months.
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Lighting design is only one of many opportunities for achieving more environmentally friendly buildings, but its effects are surprisingly pervasive. This article examines some of the ways in which good lighting design can contribute to the goals of green building and help achieve certification under various LEED and Green Globes programs.
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October 03, 2007 Museum Connects Campus, Community
September 26, 2007 Thom Talks
September 19, 2007 Libya Unveils Ecotourism Project
September 12, 2007 High-Tech Hospital Has Historic, Maritime Flavor
September 05, 2007 Green Newspaper Building Makes Cents
August 29, 2007 Taking Green to the Bank

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