July 2008 Table of Contents

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Sweetwater Sound/Fort Wayne, Ind. Greenscene Sweetwater Sound/Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sweetwater Sound is the fourth-largest musical instrument and pro-audio retailer in the world. Read more

Home On The Range / Billings, Mont. Greenscene Home On The Range / Billings, Mont.

As Montana’s only LEED Platinum-certified structure recognized by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council, this 8,300-square-foot (771-m2) building houses several nonprofit environmental groups. Read more

Nationals Park / Washington, D.C. Greenscene Nationals Park / Washington, D.C.

Built on a brownfield site, the Nationals Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium to receive LEED Silver certification from the Washington-based U.S. Green Building Council. Read more

Saint Paul Public Housing Agency / Minn. Greenscene Saint Paul Public Housing Agency / Minn.

This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize This 4-story, 65,000-square-foot (6039-m2) public-housing agency uses 49 percent less energy than code requires. Read more

Kennecott Utah Copper / Copperton, Utah Greenscene Kennecott Utah Copper / Copperton, Utah

This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize energy efficiency, dual-flush toilets, sensor-operated faucets, tinted double-pane operable windows, carpeting made from recycled materials, an on-site recycling center, fluorescent lighting, rooftop solar panels and a high-efficiency HVAC system. Read more

The Point at Morristown / N.J. Greenscene The Point at Morristown / N.J.

This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize energy efficiency, dual-flush toilets, sensor-operated faucets, tinted double-pane operable windows, carpeting made from recycled materials, an on-site recycling center, fluorescent lighting, rooftop solar panels and a high-efficiency HVAC system. Read more

New Resource Bank / San Francisco Greenscene New Resource Bank / San Francisco

As the nation’s first commercial green bank, New Resource Bank offers special loan programs to green developers and finances residential and commercial solar installations. Read more

Columbia Heights Headquarters and Community Center / Washington, D.C. Greenscene Columbia Heights Headquarters and Community Center / Washington, D.C.

Encompassing nearly 50,000 square feet (4645 m2), the community center replaces two existing buildings. Read more

Aileron Center/Dayton, Ohio Greenscene Aileron Center/Dayton, Ohio

The 70,000-square-foot (6503-m2) facility provides an environment for private business owners to share experiences and knowledge and participate in workshops and programs that are designed to inspire new thinking. Read more

Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change Editor's Book Shelf Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change

This book outlines ways to combine efficient land use and energy efficiency to mitigate climate change. Read more

The ModCon Commercial Condensing Boiler From Heat Transfer Products Innovations The ModCon Commercial Condensing Boiler From Heat Transfer Products

The ModCon Commercial Condensing Boiler from Heat Transfer Products features a high-grade Inconel, load-matching gas burner with a five-to-one turndown ratio to meet variable needs for space heating and domestic hot water. Read more

EARTHcrete From Sonoma Cast Stone Innovations EARTHcrete From Sonoma Cast Stone

EARTHcrete by Sonoma Cast Stone uses a high amount of recycled materials, such as paper fiber, glass and ceramics, in place of portland cement to make concrete. Read more

Wood/Plastic Biocomposite Compounds From JER Envirotech International And The National Research Council of Canada Wood/Plastic Biocomposite Compounds From JER Envirotech International And The National Research Council of Canada

JER Envirotech International has collaborated with the National Research Council of Canada to develop wood/plastic biocomposite compounds using organic fiber byproducts and recycled plastics. Read more

Dehumidifier From Berner Energy Recovery Inc. Innovations Dehumidifier From Berner Energy Recovery Inc.

Berner Energy Recovery Inc. has introduced a water-source condenser/heat pump option as part of its line of 100 percent outside air TRICOIL and desiccant energy-recovery ventilation systems. Read more

B-250 and B-200 Infrared Cameras From FLIR Systems Inc. Innovations B-250 and B-200 Infrared Cameras From FLIR Systems Inc.

FLIR Systems Inc.’s B-250 and B-200 infrared cameras use picture-in-picture FUSION—the infrared image is overlaid over the corresponding visible image—to allow for easier identification and interpretation of infrared images. Read more

Env Software System From Climate Automation Systems Innovations Env Software System From Climate Automation Systems

Climate Automation Systems has released its env software system for indoor climate-control optimization of residential and moderate-scale commercial buildings. Read more

RainReserve From Enginuity and Sustain Dane Innovations RainReserve From Enginuity and Sustain Dane

Enginuity and Sustain Dane created RainReserve to catch clean rainwater. Read more

Polybrite Coatings From Polyglass USA Kool Roof Solutions Innovations Polybrite Coatings From Polyglass USA Kool Roof Solutions

Polyglass USA Kool Roof Solutions’ new Polybrite coatings provide increased energy efficiency, strength, flexibility and protection for any roof system. Read more

Solatube 750 DS Daylighting System From Solatube International Inc. Innovations Solatube 750 DS Daylighting System From Solatube International Inc.

Solatube International Inc. has launched the Solatube 750 DS Daylighting System, designed to extend the hours of daylighting available for interior spaces. Read more

Element Fan From Big Ass Fans Innovations Element Fan From Big Ass Fans

Big Ass Fans’ Element fan for commercial spaces uses a 10-airfoil and winglet design to move air quietly and powerfully while using less than 100 watts of energy. Read more

ACRYLITE HEATSTOP From CYRO Industries Innovations ACRYLITE HEATSTOP From CYRO Industries

CYRO Industries’ ACRYLITE HEATSTOP acrylic sheet is an infrared-reflecting polymethyl methacrylate that limits the amount of heat entering a building. Read more

Tensotherm From Birdair Inc. and Cabot Corp. Innovations Tensotherm From Birdair Inc. and Cabot Corp.

Birdair Inc. and Cabot Corp. have partnered to produce Tensotherm, an insulative fabric membrane roof system that uses Nanogel, a light insulation layer, to increase the material’s thermal performance. Read more

Environmental Requirements and Green Building Standards Impact Architectural Coatings Eco-Tech Environmental Requirements and Green Building Standards Impact Architectural Coatings

While not widely known or understood by consumers, emissions from paints applied to architectural surfaces do have an impact on air quality. Point sources, such as tall stacks and exhaust vents from factories, are more obvious, but the combined effects of using and applying paint have not escaped the expanding net of government regulation. Ever-tightening regulatory proposals for VOCs in architectural coatings continue to shape product offerings and present challenges to architects, engineers, construction firms and building-maintenance personnel. Read more

Swiss Resort Offers an Eco-friendly Spa Experience Eco-Tourist Swiss Resort Offers an Eco-friendly Spa Experience

Sofia de Meyer, who grew up in the Alps, was inspired to create Whitepod so she could share her ecological lifestyle and love of nature with others. Read more

Rising with the Tide Deep Green Rising with the Tide

In many cities, states and countries, the threat of depleted utilities and raw materials is very real. Read more

Energy Star Recognizes the Energy Performance of Buildings: Interview with Karen P. Butler Energy Star Recognizes the Energy Performance of Buildings: Interview with Karen P. Butler

The Energy Star label can apply to the energy efficiency of entire buildings, as well as the appliances within. Read more

Innovations Innovations: July/August 2008

These products will help achieve sustainability. Read more

Healthcare Center Benefits from Green, Evidence-based Design Ecommercial Healthcare Center Benefits from Green, Evidence-based Design

Parrish Medical Center's leaders intuitively understood the importance of providing a safe and comfortable environment for patients, visitors and staff. Read more

Clinicians and Researchers Come Together at a Sustainable Conference Center Feature Clinicians and Researchers Come Together at a Sustainable Conference Center

The Geisinger Health System's new green building is attracting the country's best health-care professionals. Read more

2008 Innovative Green Projects Greenscene 2008 Innovative Green Projects

Check out 11 innovative green projects from across North America. Read more

Green Trailer Ecocentric Green Trailer

An eco-friendly makeover will ensure the Green Trailer consumes a fraction of the energy of a typical construction-site trailer while providing a more pleasant user experience. Read more

Energy Costs Encourage Efficiency Environmental Views Energy Costs Encourage Efficiency

As I write this column, the U.S. national average for 1 gallon (3.8 L) of gas is a record-breaking $4.10 and Americans are looking for ways to tighten their budgets. Read more

A Mixed-Use Townhouse Development Offers a Healthy Environment Greenhouse A Mixed-Use Townhouse Development Offers a Healthy Environment

The city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada made the decision to create a green, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented urban community on the site of the old hospital. Read more

Renewable Energy Provides Self-sufficiency to an Island in Denmark Deep Green Renewable Energy Provides Self-sufficiency to an Island in Denmark

Spinning wind turbines on land and at sea are constant reminders that the homes on Denmark's Samsø Island are powered with sustainable energy. Read more

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