05/03/2010

Space-Age Sustainability

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Space-Age Sustainability

A “very conventional, so-last-century building” is how Steve Zornetzer, associate center director at NASA Ames, described initial designs for the new research center in Moffett Field, CA. Earlier, the Ames center had won NASA’s Renovation by Replacement competition, for which NASA’s 10 centers had submitted proposals to build a new facility. Nevertheless, Zornetzer thought that the project team wasn’t delivering innovation or new technology.

How did they switch gears and deliver a building that introduces space-age technology and reduces maintenance costs?

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Selecting a Seismic Engineer  

Selecting a Seismic Engineer

The phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is applicable even when it comes to seismic retrofitting. Whether you’re looking to increase structural safety, minimize business interruption, or save on insurance costs, choosing the right structural engineer will help you come up with a cost-effective, tailored retrofit plan.

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Teachers Incorporate School’s Sustainable Architecture/Engineering into Curriculum EPA's National Building Competition Encourages Energy Efficiency
The EPA’s first national competition that encourages energy savings is pitting 14 buildings against one another, competing to “work off building waste.”
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The Top 10 Gr een Buildings for 2010 are Announced The Top 10 Gr een Buildings for 2010 are Announced
The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green design.
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IBM Survey Reveals How Efficient U.S. Buildings Really Are
This survey indicates that U.S. office buildings have failed to keep pace with the revolution in automation that pervades modern life; inefficiencies built into office buildings are taking a toll in lost productivity and added costs.
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The Evolution of Government Buildings The Evolution of Government Buildings
Leasing and building Class-A space is becoming the norm for government facilities.
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Improve Your Building’s Public Spaces Improve Your Building’s Public Spaces
Learn from the GSA's Achieving Great Federal Public Spaces: A Property Manager's Guide and make the lobbies, atria, and plazas in your buildings better places to be.
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Integrating Environmental Sustainability with Seismic Safety Integrating Environmental Sustainability with Seismic Safety
It's logical that seismically sound structures are environmentally superior. If a building remains standing and operable after an earthquake, it won't have to be demolished and rebuilt, which means that there's no construction waste.
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Solar canopy by SANYO Lamberts channel glass by Bendheim Wall Systems Calgary by Forbo Flooring
Solar canopy by SANYO
In addition to providing shade and rain protection, this structure produces clean renewable energy.
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Lamberts channel glass by Bendheim Wall Systems
This channel glass features up to 40-percent post-consumer material.
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Calgary by Forbo Flooring
Calgary features a multi-layered, marbleized pattern to provide depth and character, and hide soiling.
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May 3, 2010
 
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