June 2008 Table of Contents

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Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature Editor's Book Shelf 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. Read more

Energy-Management Lighting From Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. Innovations Energy-Management Lighting From Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.

Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.’s Quantum whole-building lighting- and energy-management solution gives building owners and facility managers control of a building’s lighting system. Read more

Ceramic InsulCoat Exterior Wall From Envirocoatings Innovations Ceramic InsulCoat Exterior Wall From Envirocoatings

Envirocoatings’ Ceramic InsulCoat exterior wall and roof products contain Cerylium, which helps prevent heat loss and gain and protects against extreme coastal or desert weather conditions. Read more

Solar-Water-Heating System From VELUX America Innovations Solar-Water-Heating System From VELUX America

ELUX America has introduced a solar-water-heating system that reduces greenhouse-gas emissions by not operating with fossil fuels. Read more

Aluminum Sunscreen System From Firestone Metal Products Innovations Aluminum Sunscreen System From Firestone Metal Products

The UNA-CLAD SC-1 extruded aluminum sunscreen system from Firestone Metal Products can be customized with a selection of blade types, outrigger profiles, wall-attachment options and custom-fabrication capabilities. Read more

EnerLume-EM From Enerlume Energy Management Corp. Innovations EnerLume-EM From Enerlume Energy Management Corp.

The EnerLume-EM from Enerlume Energy Management Corp. ensures a ballast draws power for lighting only when it is most efficient. Read more

Woven Bamboo Flooring From EcoTimber Innovations Woven Bamboo Flooring From EcoTimber

EcoTimber’s Woven Bamboo flooring for homes and businesses looks like hardwood and reportedly is harder than than other bamboo flooring products. Read more

The PVP30kW Commercial Inverter From PV Powered Inc. Innovations The PVP30kW Commercial Inverter From PV Powered Inc.

The PVP30kW commercial inverter from PV Powered Inc. expands module compatibility and increases total system energy harvest. Read more

Bamboo Flooring From Plyboo Innovations Bamboo Flooring From Plyboo

Smith & Fong Co., manufacturer of Plyboo bamboo architectural plywood and flooring, has had its products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Read more

End-To-End Wireless Building Infrastructure Support From Johnson Controls Innovations End-To-End Wireless Building Infrastructure Support From Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls has updated its Metasys building-management system to support end-to-end wireless building infrastructure. Read more

Industrial-Duty Turbine Ventilator From GreenRoo Innovations Industrial-Duty Turbine Ventilator From GreenRoo

GreenRoo, an industrial-duty turbine ventilator, provides an airflow of 5,000 to 10,000 cubic feet (142 to 283 m3) per minute without the use of electricity; the ventilator is powered by wind. Read more

EnviroGLAS Products From EnviroGLAS Innovations EnviroGLAS Products From EnviroGLAS

EnviroGLAS products are made from recycled and reclaimed materials. Read more

Windows to the Soul Ecommercial Windows to the Soul

The Terry Thomas provides a window into the soul of Seattle-based design firm, Weber Thompson, a firm that practices what it preaches about sustainability. Read more

Parisian Skyscraper Aims to Exceed French Green-building Standards On the Boards Parisian Skyscraper Aims to Exceed French Green-building Standards

Plans for the Tour Carpe Diem office building in Paris seize sustainability. Read more

The Cottages at Spring House Farm Eco-Tourist The Cottages at Spring House Farm

The Cottages at Spring House Farm sit at the base of the mountains in Marion, N.C., and provide a tranquil and secluded retreat. Read more

Initiative Focuses on Zero-energy Buildings Deep Green Initiative Focuses on Zero-energy Buildings

The newly formed Commercial Buildings Initiative plans to achieve broad acceptance and deployment of zero-energy buildings. Read more

Sustainable Buildings Must Perform Perspectives Sustainable Buildings Must Perform

John Tooley, senior building science consultant with Advanced Energy, Raleigh, N.C., explains that doing it right the first time is an often-neglected aspect of sustainability. Read more

Innovations Innovations: June 2008

These products will help achieve sustainability. Read more

California Constructs Sustainable Office Building Feature California Constructs Sustainable Office Building

Natural conditions and influence from neighbors inspired the design of the sustainable complex, Caltrans District 11 in San Diego, for a district of California's transportation authority. Read more

Industry Seeks Rapidly Renewable Materials Eco Tech Industry Seeks Rapidly Renewable Materials

Product manufacturers are looking beyond petroleum-based feedstocks to rapidly renewable or bio-based materials. Read more

Furniture Manufacturers Embrace Sustainability Special Furniture Manufacturers Embrace Sustainability

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, most adults are at the office, striving to meet their deadlines and come up with innovative solutions that will boost business for their company. Employees are embracing the push toward sustainability and more are citing their employers’ environmental initiatives as important. In a cross-culture study by the Kenexa Research Institute, Wayne, Pa., 54 percent of employees indicated that a company’s environmental initiatives significantly influence worker motivation and affect their opinion of senior management. Read more

Evaluating the Office Deep Green Evaluating the Office

In today's era of mobile technology, offices often waste energy by sitting empty. Read more

Ballasted Roofs Meet Cool-Roof Criteria Cool Roofing Ballasted Roofs Meet Cool-Roof Criteria

A recently completed study proves ballasted roof systems can shield a building from solar heat gain. Read more

Development Implements Waterwise Landscaping Ecocentric Development Implements Waterwise Landscaping

Amelia Park Development, Fernandina Beach, Fla., implemented water-wise landscaping in a residential development. Read more

Record Company Owners Create a Unique Live/Work Space Green House Record Company Owners Create a Unique Live/Work Space

A 120-year-old brick structure underwent a complete rehabilitation, incorporating clever resource-conservation strategies and setting some precedents along the way. Read more

Sustainability Challenges in the Office Environmental Views Sustainability Challenges in the Office

Working from home can be extremely environmentally friendly, so I can’t help but notice all the things done inefficiently in an office. Read more

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