November 2008 Table of Contents

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Adagio Hybrid Acoustical Ceiling Panels From CertainTeed Corp. Innovations Adagio Hybrid Acoustical Ceiling Panels From CertainTeed Corp.

CertainTeed Corp.’s Adagio Hybrid Acoustical Ceiling Panels’ design combines the sound absorption of high-density fiber glass with the soundcontainment qualities of mineral fiber. Read more

McCollum Hall/ Harvard Business School Ecommercial McCollum Hall/ Harvard Business School

Throughout McCollum Hall’s renovation, the project team analyzed and implemented available materials and practices that were sustainable. The project is in a dense urban area with many amenities within walking distance. A campus-wide irrigation audit identifies efficient fixtures to reduce the volume of potable water used for irrigation. Read more

Being Sustainable: Building Systems Performance Editor's Book Shelf Being Sustainable: Building Systems Performance

The book highlights design; construction; and operation of myriad mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations with a focus on their integration and interaction. Read more

Biosquare Biomedical Laboratory Facility III Ecommercial Biosquare Biomedical Laboratory Facility III

BioSquare, Boston’s third state-of-the-art lab and research building, was awarded LEED for Core and Shell Certified status by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council. The 176,000-square-foot (16350-m²), 8-story facility has incorporated an environmental-design program that involves a comprehensive rebate initiative with the local utility company. Read more

Manulife U.S. Headquarters Ecommercial Manulife U.S. Headquarters

Located in the heart of the emerging Seaport District, the Manulife Financial building is 14-stories high and 420,000 square feet (39018 m²). Read more

Hamilton Hall/ Harvard Business School Ecommercial Hamilton Hall/ Harvard Business School

Originally constructed in 1926, Hamilton Hall began renovation in 2005 and now houses MBA students at Harvard Business School. The 48,000-squarefoot (4459-m²) dormitory earned LEED for New Construction Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C. Read more

Aldrich Hall/ Harvard Business School Ecommercial Aldrich Hall/ Harvard Business School

Aldrich Hall is a 102,825-square-foot (9552-m2) classroom for Harvard Business School’s MBA program. The building completed a three-phase gut renovation in September 2006, which provided the opportunity to green the building and led to a LEED for New Construction Silver certification from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council. Read more

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center/ 34 Oak St. Ecommercial Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center/ 34 Oak St.

This 40,000-square-foot (3716-m2) building serves as a community center with support services, including a day-care center. It achieved LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver certification from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council. Green attributes include energy and water savings, efficient lighting and improved IAQ through low-VOC materials. The building also has a roof garden. Read more

Boston Children's Museum/ 300 Congress St. Ecommercial Boston Children's Museum/ 300 Congress St.

During its renovation and expansion, the Boston Children’s Museum used recycled and rapidly renewable materials, as well as added a green roof, storm-water-reclamation system, and real-time heating and cooling controls. Read more

Third Sector New England/ 89 South St., Suite 700 Ecommercial Third Sector New England/ 89 South St., Suite 700

Third Sector New England, or TSNE, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Boston area’s nonprofit community. Read more

One Beacon St. Ecommercial One Beacon St.

Set atop Beacon Hill, this 37-story office building focuses on environmentally sound initiatives to reduce operating costs while maintaining tenant comfort. Read more

SBRA East Office Building/ 2 Seaport Lane Ecommercial SBRA East Office Building/ 2 Seaport Lane

The SBRA office received LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver certification from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council in February 2007. Read more

A Lower Expectation Special A Lower Expectation

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) addressed the Greenfield, Mass.-based Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s annual conference and called on the assembled architects, designers, consultants, energy-service providers and contractors to help Massachusetts drive its expectations not up, but down. Read more

150 Boylston St. Ecommercial 150 Boylston St.

The Piano Row Residence Hall, Student Center and Athletic Facility concentrates three vital components of student life in one structure that complements the urban character of the street. Read more

330 Stuart St. Ecommercial 330 Stuart St.

Base building renovations for this 9-story building included core redesign and lobby renovation and upgrades. Read more

Allsteel Resource Center Ecommercial Allsteel Resource Center

Overlooking the Quincy Market, Allsteel’s showroom includes a reception area and showrooms and offices for Allsteel and its sister company, Gunlocke. Read more

10 West St. Ecommercial 10 West St.

This student residence hall achieved LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C. Read more

Signature Logan Terminal/ Logan International Airport Ecommercial Signature Logan Terminal/ Logan International Airport

Terminal A’s redevelopment maximized green technology, including recyclable materials, natural lighting, energy-conservation plans and alternative-fuel utilization. Read more

Happenings Forum Discusses Buildings' Energy Efficiency

The Washington, D.C.-based National Academies of Sciences’ Federal Facilities Council and International Facility Management Association, Houston, hosted a joint policy forum at the U.S. Capitol in September about efficient energy use in buildings. Read more

Museums' Design Recieves Accolades Happenings Museums' Design Recieves Accolades

The Water + Life Museums Campus has received an American Architecture Award and Savings By Design Merit Award for its balance of beauty and sustainability. Read more

California Regulates Emissions Happenings California Regulates Emissions

California’s Air Resource Board’s new Airborne Toxic Control Measure is aimed at restricting formaldehyde emissions from composite wood materials and products. Read more

Happenings Mayors Promote Green Schools

Mayor Manny Diaz (D), Miami, and Mayor Greg Nickels (D), Seattle, have formed the Mayors’ Alliance for Green Schools, a coalition of mayors seeking to strategically harness the leadership and creativity of mayors across the country to promote the benefits of green schools in their communities. Read more

Happenings Certification Focuses On Operations And Performance

The Operations and Performance Management Professional Certification program from the Atlanta-based American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. helps earners demonstrate their knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and the impact of these things on HVAC&R systems’ performance. Read more

Happenings Groups Issue Call to Action

More than 30 groups issued a call to action for the federal government and states to make energy efficiency a frontline approach to addressing energy-supply constraints and reducing global-warming emissions. Read more

Insulation Manufacturers Increase Recycled Content Happenings Insulation Manufacturers Increase Recycled Content

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, Alexandria, Va., has conducted a survey of its members’ use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in their insulation products during 2006-07. Read more

BamLoc Strand-Woven “Floating” Bamboo From Mr. Bamboo Inc. Innovations BamLoc Strand-Woven “Floating” Bamboo From Mr. Bamboo Inc.

Mr. Bamboo Inc.’s BamLoc strand-woven “floating” bamboo flooring for commercial and residential applications is a 100 percent solid strand-woven floor with an interlocking design. Read more

SofTrace From Day-Brite Lighting Innovations SofTrace From Day-Brite Lighting

SofTrace from Day-Brite Lighting offers a concealed lamp center panel with efficiency in excess of 95 percent and total luminaire efficacy up to 87 lumens per watt. Read more

GreenGlass Fiberglass-Faced Gypsum From Temple-Inland Innovations GreenGlass Fiberglass-Faced Gypsum From Temple-Inland

Temple-Inland’s GreenGlass Fiberglass-Faced Gypsum Sheathing is manufactured with recycled content and is resistant to mold, moisture and weather. Read more

Accoya Wood From Titan Wood Limited Innovations Accoya Wood From Titan Wood Limited

Titan Wood Limited’s Accoya wood is suited for exterior applications where performance and appearance are valued. Read more

REmix Collection From Shaw Hospitality Group Innovations REmix Collection From Shaw Hospitality Group

Shaw Hospitality Group’s REmix Collection features animated patterns and linear motifs found in advertising and art designs of the 1950s and 1960s. Read more

Casa California Collection From Oceanside Glasstile Innovations Casa California Collection From Oceanside Glasstile

Oceanside Glasstile has expanded its Casa California Collection. Read more

The Aerix Hand Dryer From Bradley Corp. Innovations The Aerix Hand Dryer From Bradley Corp.

Using 80 percent less electricity than other hand dryers, the Aerix hand dryer from Bradley Corp. can adjust speeds for fast drying or quiet operation. Read more

The Hi-Lume LED Driver From Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. Innovations The Hi-Lume LED Driver From Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.

The Hi-Lume LED driver from Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. is a high-performance, universal voltage driver that provides LED dimming from 100 to 1 percent. Read more

Sydney Low Profile Toilet From Caroma USA Inc. Innovations Sydney Low Profile Toilet From Caroma USA Inc.

The Sydney Low Profile toilet from Caroma USA Inc. is designed for installations with space restrictions. Read more

Majestic Slate Traditional Tiles From EcoStar Innovations Majestic Slate Traditional Tiles From EcoStar

EcoStar has added 10-inch (254-mm) Majestic Slate Traditional tiles to its line of recycled, synthetic roofing products. Read more

SunGuard SN 68 Glass From Guardian Industries Innovations SunGuard SN 68 Glass From Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries’ SunGuard SN 68 glass has a low-E coating that maximizes energy savings. Read more

The VESDA Very Early Warning Smoke Detection System From Xtral Innovations The VESDA Very Early Warning Smoke Detection System From Xtral

The VESDA Very Early Warning Smoke Detection System from Xtral now is available on Big Ass Fans. Read more

The Envision Series Outdoor Split Heat Pump From WaterFurnace International Inc. Innovations The Envision Series Outdoor Split Heat Pump From WaterFurnace International Inc.

The Envision Series Outdoor Split Heat Pump for indoor and outdoor installations from WaterFurnace International Inc. offers high operating efficiencies. Read more

Innovations Innovations: November/December 2008

These products will help achieve sustainability. Read more

Horst Discusses the Future of LEED Perspectives Horst Discusses the Future of LEED

Scot Horst, president of Horst Inc. and chair of USGBC's LEED Steering Committee shares his thoughts about the future of the rating system and where the industry is headed. Read more

Napa Valley Eco-Tourist Napa Valley

Several vineyards in California’s Napa Valley are embracing solar power to green their operations and protect the environment. Read more

Air Apparent Eco-Tech Air Apparent

Increasing concern about the impact of Formaldehyde and other VOCs on human health has prompted development of low- and no-VOC adhesives. Read more

Deep Green Opening the Floodgates to Green-building Litigation

In the haste to legislate green-building mandates, many local governments have failed to consider the legal ramifications of their regulatory regimes. Read more

Special Energy and Mobility in Boston

What kinds of opportunities are offered by new technologies, new methods of design and construction, new government programs and new incentives for private investment? Read more

Boston Green Projects Ecommercial Boston Green Projects

Browse through 15 of Boston's green buildings. Read more

Against Status Quo Greenhouse Against Status Quo

A condominium project in South Boston became the first multifamily residential project in New England to earn a LEED Gold rating from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council. Read more

A Boston Non-Profit Inspires Ecological Stewardship Feature A Boston Non-Profit Inspires Ecological Stewardship

Boston's Artists for Humanities EpiCenter intimates its historic Boston neighborhood while clearly expressing its artistic, green sensibility. Read more

Happenings From the Hill: November/December 2008

Environmental legislation news from Capitol Hill. Read more

Learning from the Past Environmental Views Learning from the Past

On occasion, I revisit my past and smile at my teenage ideals or remember sights, sounds and emotions linked to a particular event in my life. Read more

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