October 2008 Table of Contents

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Sanctuary: Global Oases of Innocence Editor's Book Shelf Sanctuary: Global Oases of Innocence

This photographic odyssey spanning two dozen animal and habitat sanctuaries throughout the world is a celebration of the worldwide Sanctuary Movement. Read more

SOLIS Flushometers From Sloan Valve Co. Innovations SOLIS Flushometers From Sloan Valve Co.

Sloan Valve Co.’s solar-powered SOLIS Flushometers for water closets and urinals operate with photovoltaic technology. Read more

Fluorescent Luminaires From Lamar Lighting Innovations Fluorescent Luminaires From Lamar Lighting

Lamar Lighting’s Max-E high-performance recessed direct/indirect fluorescent luminaires maximize efficiency and output while maintaining low-glare aesthetic appeal. Read more

ENVIRO-300 From Nationwide Chemical Coatings Manufacturers Innovations ENVIRO-300 From Nationwide Chemical Coatings Manufacturers

ENVIRO-300 from Nationwide Chemical Coatings Manufacturers is a zero-VOC, low-odor, insulating ceramic paint for interior walls, ceilings and trim. Read more

Simplified Commercial Photovoltaic Performance From PV Powered Innovations Simplified Commercial Photovoltaic Performance From PV Powered

PV Powered has simplified commercial photovoltaic performance monitoring by offering integrated monitoring solutions from leading PV data-monitoring providers. Read more

Innovations IES V5.9 From Integrated Environmental Solutions

IES V5.9 from Integrated Environmental Solutions enables designers to examine how key design and climate factors influence the sustainable performance of a building. Read more

Innovations Xorel Embroider From Carnegie

Carnegie has introduced Xorel Embroider, a textile in which patterns are worked on top of the foundation fabric using decorative stitches and laid threads to add a multidimensional splash of style. Read more

10200 Solar-Powered Air Conditioner From GreenCore Innovations 10200 Solar-Powered Air Conditioner From GreenCore

The GreenCore 10200 solar-powered air conditioner combines photovoltaic technology with DC-engineered air conditioning. Read more

The Sunny Island 5048U From SMA Technology Innovations The Sunny Island 5048U From SMA Technology

The Sunny Island 5048U from SMA Technology AG provides continuous, off-grid power from renewable sources, like solar, wind and hydroelectric. Read more

The Ayurveda Essence Color System From AFM Safecoat Innovations The Ayurveda Essence Color System From AFM Safecoat

The Ayurveda Essence color system from AFM Safecoat is a holistic indoor paint color system consisting of 108 mood-enhancing colors in three sets of 36. Read more

IntegraClear From National Office Furniture Innovations IntegraClear From National Office Furniture

IntegraClear from National Office Furniture is an environmentally friendly, high-performance finish that increases durability without sacrificing aesthetics. Read more

Floor Tiles From Alumafloor Innovations Floor Tiles From Alumafloor

AlumaFloor floor tiles are manufactured using recycled 5052 aluminum alloy and can be designed and cut to suit any architectural need. Read more

Roof Coatings From West Development Group Innovations Roof Coatings From West Development Group

HSS 535 and HSS 540 R2R from West Development Group are one-component, moisture-curing silicone rubber roof coatings designed for use on sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam. Read more

Greenhouse Innovative Townhomes Provide New Housing Model for Phoenix

2008 Evergreen Awards First Place Winner. Read more

Tiamo Resorts Eco-Tourist Tiamo Resorts

Untouched nature, white-sand beaches and friendly people are the norm at Tiamo Resorts on South Andros Island in the Bahamas. Read more

Innovations: October 2008 Innovations Innovations: October 2008

These products will help achieve sustainability. Read more

Eco-Tech Effectively Integrating Daylighting Into A Building

Achieving real sustainability in building design and construction is more than just a checklist. Read more

Spread The Word Perspectives Spread The Word

The co-winners of the “perspectives” category in eco-structure ’s 2008 Evergreen Awards come from very different places. Read more

BIM Facilitates Greener Buildings Deep Green BIM Facilitates Greener Buildings

Strategies for conserving energy in tomorrow’s buildings have taken center stage in the push to decrease the environmental impact of the built environment. Read more

Looking to a Green Future Special Looking to a Green Future

What can we expect for the green-building movement and our planet? Read more

Special Obama vs. McCain on Green

After years of being relegated to the sidelines of the issues game during elections, energy and the environment have taken a much more prominent role in the current presidential election. Read more

An Iowa Municipal Facility Demonstrates Exemplary Performance Flashback An Iowa Municipal Facility Demonstrates Exemplary Performance

2008 Evergreen Awards First Place Winner. The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Office and Training Facility demonstrates exemplary energy and water conservation. Read more

Greenhouse Modular 4

2008 Evergreen Awards Honorable Mention. Architecture students at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, are granted an opportunity given to few other architecture students in the country. Read more

Passive Cooling Reflects a Firm's Green Commitment Feature Passive Cooling Reflects a Firm's Green Commitment

2008 Evergreen Awards Third Place Winner. Many companies look to reduce their energy footprint by scaling back their use of air conditioning, but the staff of Seattle architecture firm Weber Thompson has taken it a step further. Read more

A Historic Building Earns Two LEED Platinum Awards Feature A Historic Building Earns Two LEED Platinum Awards

2008 Evergreen Awards Second Place Winner. If one of the original occupants of the 1928 Mutual Building in Lansing, Mich., was to walk into the space today, the experience would be both familiar and astounding. Read more

A Glass Conservatory Redefines Nature Appreciation Ecommercial A Glass Conservatory Redefines Nature Appreciation

2008 Evergreen Awards: First Place Winner. Although green-building practices have taken hold in virtually every market sector, construction methods for conservatories haven’t changed much since the 1840s. Read more

Happenings From the Hill: October 2008

Environmental legislation news from Capitol Hill. Read more

Acknowledging the Best in Green Environmental Views Acknowledging the Best in Green

As the nation’s presidential election draws near, this issue of eco-structure brings you a snapshot of Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) platforms regarding energy and the environment. Read more

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