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  • 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten

    April 28, 2015

    2015 AIA COTE Top Ten Projects

    The AIA's Committee on the Environment awards honor the best in sustainable architecture and ecological design.Read More

     
     
  • 2015 AIA COTE TOP Ten

    April 28, 2015

    New Orleans BioInnovation Center

    The BioInnovation Center is simple, elegant, and beautiful. The shading system is the most striking part of the building. It also demonstrates loose fit: the entire plan was modular and the building has a variety of clients floating in and out, so the plan is loose fit in action.Read More

     
     
  • 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten

    April 28, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Hospital

    This Veterans Affairs project exhibits a strong sensibility to sustainable practice throughout its high-intensity program, comprised of in-patient beds, a national burn center and a surgical research center.Read More

     
     
  • 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten

    April 28, 2015

    CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory

    The different elevations [of the CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory] address the climatic response. It is a thoughtful building, and not the typical sort that attains high performance. The interiors were very carefully resolved, with a clean, elegant, and obviously functional approach.Read More

     
     
  • 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten

    April 28, 2015

    Sweetwater Spectrum Community

    This is a thoughtfully designed and carefully detailed project. The agenda extends beyond the building to include food production on-site and a therapy pool, as well as other services for autistic adults.Read More

     
     
  • 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten

    April 28, 2015

    E+ // 226-232 Highland Street Townhouses

    This net-zero project with super-insulated walls clearly pays attention to minimizing air infiltration and reducing energy usage in order to reduce the sizing of the renewables. It is done in a way that the entire photovoltaic array is nicely integrated into the architecture and does not dominate...Read More

     
     
  • 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten

    April 28, 2015

    The Bullitt Center

    This building sets a new threshold for environmental design in a multi-story office building. The designers have created a demonstration that a six-story building can achieve net-zero energy with a low life-cycle impact.Read More

     
     
  • 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten

    April 27, 2015

    Collaborative Life Sciences Building for OHSU, PSU & OSU

    To focus on rigorous sustainability with multiple stakeholders is challenging without clear leadership from the design team, and it’s obvious the design leadership had to follow through on clearly identified priorities, but this project demonstrates that even a large building with a complex program...Read More

     
     
  • 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten

    April 27, 2015

    University Center - The New School

    This is a successful urban building that uses manipulation of the building form to support the sustainability agenda. The integrations of daylighting into the facade and the incorporation of the primary stairway into the facade are important moves that encourage an active design strategy. Formal...Read More

     
     
  • Water Conservation

    April 21, 2015

    7 Water-Saving Products to Help Cut Water Use by 25%

    Between California's drought-related crackdown and Earth Day 2015, homeowners are ever more mindful of the amount of water they use every day. Here are seven building products that can help cut down water use - and water bills.Read More

     
     
 
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