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  • U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters/Suitland MD

    Designed and built to provide a world-class workplace for 6,000 employees, the Census Bureau’s design features sweeping curves and glass cladding with vertical wooden louvers.

  • Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature

    This call to action is a comprehensive introduction to “sustainable urbanism,” the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings.

  • A Business School Gets Sustainable Inspiration from a Book

    The project team for the Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall at the University of California, Davis, found inspiration in a book titled Natural Capitalism while designing the 82,000-square-foot (7618-m²) business school in a sustainable manner.

  • German Students Win Solar Decathlon

    THE WASHINGTON, D.C.-BASED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S 2007 SOLAR DECATHLON challenged 20 university-led teams from around the world to design, build and operate an attractive, energy-efficient, solar-powered home.

  • Practical Green for Coastal Homes

    In today's slow housing market, the one bright spot is decidedly green. Everywhere you look, green building is grabbing the attention of otherwise cautious home buyers.

  • Structural Insulated Panels

    By now familiar to most builders, SIPs are made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) or polyisocyanurate rigid foam insulation sandwiched between two structural sheets of oriented strand board. About 12,000 homes were built with SIPs in 2002, according to the Gig Harbor, Wash.-based Structural Insulated...

  • Home Design With SIPs

    Paul and Peggy Dunckers' residence in Wilson, Wyo., is the kind of house you might expect a pair of architects to design for themselves: hip, budget-minded, energy efficient. The 1,900-square-foot farmhouse has exposed, split-faced concrete blocks, radiant heated concrete floors, geothermal heat...