Perkins+Will designs LEED Gold-seeking academic building for York University

March 21, 2018 by  
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Perkins+Will has won a design competition for the Toronto’s York University School of Continuing Studies, an eye-catching building that will target impressive eco-credentials. The design, which beat out a shortlist of seven proposals, is expected to meet a minimum certification of LEED Gold with potential for net-zero energy and net-zero carbon. The $50.5 million School of Continuing Studies will break ground in 2019 on York University’s Keele campus. Proposed for a corner lot near the new York University TTC subway station, the 9,000-square-meter School of Continuing Studies will include 39 classrooms, student lounges, workspaces , and staff rooms. The dramatic building twists into a sharply angled geometric form informed by the campus public realm, existing circulation patterns, and solar studies. Solar panels integrated into the prismatic facade are placed for optimized solar orientation. Related: Perkins + Will’s KTTC building blends beauty and sustainability in Ontario “The design balances the needs of the school itself, the larger campus , and the planet, setting a new standard for sustainability, design excellence, and student experience on Canadian campuses,” wrote Perkins+Will. Abundant natural lighting, glazing, and an emphasis on transparency throughout the building will help encourage students to interact. The building envelope is expected to meet Passive House standards with the goal of reducing embodied carbon and improving occupant health. + Perkins+Will Images via Perkins+Will

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Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Yale-NUS Campus Breaks Ground in Singapore

July 13, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Yale-NUS Campus Breaks Ground in Singapore Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arboretum , César Pelli , college campus , eco garden , National University of Singapore , PCP Architectus , pelli clarke pelli , rainwater catchment , rainwater collection , rainwater filtration , rainwater harvesting , Singapore , Yale , Yale-NUS Campus

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Oppenheim Unveils Exoskeletal LEED Campus Center for Miami Dade

March 15, 2010 by  
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Thanks to firm Oppenheim Architecture + Design , Miami Dade College is getting an eye-popping new campus center poised for LEED certification . To be located on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami, the building is an extruded quadrangle shape that, along with a striking glass and steel exoskeleton, maximizes natural ventilation and public spaces for the students to enjoy.

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“State of the Climate” Report Shows Unprecedented Warming in Australia

March 15, 2010 by  
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We’re sorry to start the week with some dismal news, but here goes: A report released today by Australian scientists shows the continent experienced unprecedented warming over the past 50 years. Not only has Australia’s mean temperature increased by 0.7 degrees Celsius since 1960, the continent is experiencing sea level rise and higher sea surface temperatures

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College Students Listen Up: Enter The Arbor Day Now Video Challenge and Win $2,500 in Trees For Your Community or College Campus

March 14, 2010 by  
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photo: Arbor Day Now Are you an amateur videographer at heart just waiting for your time to shine? Well, now’s your chance. The Arbor Day Foundation is looking for compelling videos to get people planting trees.

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