Austin’s Ben White University Federal Credit Union Banks on Sustainable Design

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Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation in Hawaii Awarded LEED Platinum

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The renovation of the Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation office by Hawaii Architecture was just awarded LEED Platinum certification and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute . Every component of the project was completed with sustainability in mind, from coordinating the recycling of construction waste, to the energy efficient fixtures, to the handcrafted, reclaimed wood reception mural made by the youth of Ma Ka Hana Ka `Ike. Hawaii Architecture and the Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation worked together to make certain that the 4,285 sf office in the Dillingham Transportation Building ( listed on the National Historic Register) retained its original historical features while implementing sustainable upgrades throughout. The new design seamlessly blends the historic with the contemporary, and the end result is a sustainable, light filled space that provides a contemporary take on tradition. + Hawaii Architecture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture restoriation , buidlings LEED Platinum , Dillingham Transportation Building , Green Building Certification Institute , Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation office , Hawaii Architecture llp , historic architecture , historic preservation , Ma Ka Hana Ka`Ike , National Historic Register , Sustainable Building , usgbc buildings

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Architecture for Humanity Reports They’ve Helped Tens of Thousands in the Wake of the Haiti Earthquake

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When a massive earthquake struck Haiti two years ago today, the damage was staggering. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced and entire towns were reduced to rubble. In the wake of the destruction Architecture for Humanity stepped in to try and lend a hand in rebuilding the country in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Today they’ve reported that with help from outside organizations like the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund they’ve managed to help tens of thousands of Haitians with rebuilding efforts and have completed three clinics and four schools (with seven more in the construction phase) and provided 5,000+ builders with the Rebuilding Haiti 101 Manual, reaching the lives of over 50,000 Haitians with their efforts to date. Read the rest of Architecture for Humanity Reports They’ve Helped Tens of Thousands in the Wake of the Haiti Earthquake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: afh , Architecture for Humanity , clinton bush haiti fund , clinton global initiative , Disaster Relief , Disaster-proof design , earthquake , earthquake proof design , Green Building , green building in haiti , haiti destruction , haiti earthquake , haiti philanthropy , haiti schools , low cost green building , Open Architecture Network , rebuilding haiti , safe rebuilding

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EPA Announces Online Tool For Tracking Large Stationary Polluters, Power Plants Lead the Pack

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Information is power and as it turns out power equals emissions. Or at least that’s what a new comprehensive database of the United States’ 6,700 biggest stationary emitters put together by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says. According to the new EPA database, power plants were the largest stationary sources of direct emissions with an incredible 2.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2010 alone. With the EPA recently putting new emissions reduction laws into action, this database should be a great resource for businesses to identify those leading emissions reductions and shed light on exactly how they’re managing to make it work. Incidentally it is also a great resource to find out who the nasty emitters around you are. Check it out for yourself: the EPA has now compiled the data and put it online in this super fun online emissions tool . Go ahead and type in your zip code and see who your closest emitters are – the culprits might surprise you. Read the rest of EPA Announces Online Tool For Tracking Large Stationary Polluters, Power Plants Lead the Pack Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building emissions , environmental protection agency , epa , facility pollution , greenhouse gas data , greenhouse gas data tool , greenhouse gas reporting data , large power plants , large stationary polluters , largest emitters , power plant emissions , power plant pollution , power plants , stationary emitters , stationary polluters

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EthiopiaStudio2.0 Creates a Vibrant Learning Center for Students in a Remote Village Outside Addis Ababa

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The Shebraber School is a collaborative project designed by EthiopiaStudio2.0 , a second-generation team of eleven Arizona State University M.Arch graduate students led by practicing local architect Jack DeBartolo III. Last fall students had the unique opportunity to travel to a remote village community 120 miles southwest of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to research, develop, and design new classrooms and administration buildings for a school serving children within a 10km radius — many of whom walk hours for the chance to attend. The new buildings will support the local administration in meeting the educational needs of the community, and providing opportunities for the children of Shebraber. This renovation/addition will increase the number and quality of classrooms, provide spaces for a library and computer center, and will bring hope for the future by changing the cycle of poverty through education. + EthiopiaStudio2.0 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Addis Ababa , Arizona State University M.Arch , Eco Architecture , eco design , education architecture , Ethiopia , EthiopiaStudio2.0 , green architecture , Jack DeBartolo III , school architecture , social design , student architecture

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