Staggered volumes help make Portland’s Slate building an energy-efficient marvel

August 15, 2017 by  
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Portland, Oregon’s new mixed-use development , known as Slate, consists of a shifting stack of volumes that reflect the vibrancy and complexity of the neighborhood. The development, designed by Works Progress Architecture for co-developers Urban Development Partners and Beam Development , earned  LEED Gold certification as an energy-efficient complex that takes the curtain-wall system to the next level. The 10-story development has six floors of apartment units, up to four floors of co-working office spaces and around 7,800 square feet of retail space at street level. Its modular, rectangular shapes have a sculptural quality on the east and west elevations, while a flat, clean look dominates the north and south side of the building. Related: Oregon’s Largest Education Building Achieves LEED Platinum Certification The architects worked closely with the glazing contractor to create a unitized curtain-wall system. Dallas Glass installed Wausau Window and Wall Systems, which can be put in place in a fraction of the time needed to install field-glazed systems. Related: Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts is a LEED Platinum Award Winning Design The facade was thermally improved to respond to the challenges of Portland ‘s climate. This thermal barrier is combined with solar-control, low-e, insulating glass to achieve a high performance for solar heat gain control, condensation resistance and high visible light transmittance. The system also facilitates optimal natural ventilation in order to reduce the reliance of HVAC systems. + Works Progress Architecture Photos by Joshua Jay Elliott , courtesy of Works Progress Architecture

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Star-shaped Schneider Electric building in South Africa aims for LEED Gold certification

February 7, 2017 by  
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The Midrand Waterfall Development in South Africa will soon receive a couple of world-class, energy-efficient additions aiming for the highest green certification in the country. The first among them, the Schneider Electric office designed by Aevitas Group is a star-shaped structure optimized for a superior energy performance, targeting a LEED Gold certification . Located on a five-sided site, the building assumes a star-shaped form. It was designed as a perimeter building with a central, enclosed, quadruple-volume atrium flooded with natural light that penetrates the interior through large skylights. The atrium features landscaped elements and planters that double as public seating. Related: BIG’s battleship-inspired LEED Gold office opens in Philadelphia The architects conducted extensive energy performance studies, analyzing thermal loads on the building. As a result, the facades are single glazed, double glazed and clad in insulated aluminium panels . Thanks to low-flow fittings, the water consumption has been reduced by 30 percent, while the efficient drip-irrigation systems reduce water consumption by 55 percent. An efficient waste management plan reduce the amount of waste generated during the construction. Renewable energy systems, lighting control, BMS, daylighting control and HVAC systems add to the sustainability of the design. + Aevitas Group Via solid GREEN

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Amazing digital brick envelope envelops Harvard’s Tozzer library

February 25, 2016 by  
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Muzeiko Museum: Bulgaria’s First Kids’ Museum Set to Open in June

April 29, 2015 by  
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Levi’s Stadium Becomes First Pro Football Field to Earn LEED Gold Certification as New Construction

July 23, 2014 by  
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Saunders Research Building is University of Rochester’s First LEED Gold Building

March 15, 2012 by  
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World Health Organization’s Amman HQ Receives LEED Gold Certification

January 24, 2012 by  
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The World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Amman, Jordan has been awarded the LEED Gold certification , making it the first building in the country to receive the qualification. As you all know, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program was developed by the US Green Building Council to provide standards for green building. In order to receive the certification, everything in a building is taken into consideration from materials used to water efficiency and the sustainability of the site. The LEED Gold certification is the second highest level of certification that a building can receive. Read the rest of World Health Organization’s Amman HQ Receives LEED Gold Certification Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: engicon who hq amman , Green Building , LEED gold certification , LEED Gold certification amman , LEED Gold certification engicon , LEED Gold certification who , recycling building materials , WHO HQ Amman , who leed gold , World Health Organization HQ in Amman

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Kiev’s Twister Restaurant Serves Molecular Food & Cocktails In an Earthy Atmosphere

January 24, 2012 by  
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Ukraine’s capital Kiev has a new restaurant where you can feel like a bird while drinking a cocktail or eating molecular style food. Designed by local architects Serghii Makhno and Vasiliy Butenko , Twister Restaurant was inspired by two natural phenomenas: tornado and rain. Featuring round tables that seem to float, hanging luminaires that ressemble rain drops, pine cone-shaped soft seats, and a whole area covered with thatched sticks, this Kiev restaurant is not your average cafe. Read the rest of Kiev’s Twister Restaurant Serves Molecular Food & Cocktails In an Earthy Atmosphere Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green interiors , green materials , green restaurant , kiev , molecular food , nest decoration , raindrop lamps , tornado , twister , ukranian design

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Puzzling Patchwork Bedroom Floor Created From Timber Offcut Scraps in Japan

January 24, 2012 by  
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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Utah Opens Its Striking New Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City

January 12, 2012 by  
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