November 2009 Table of Contents

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Best-Laid Plans Best-Laid Plans

Scheduled for completion in 2011, NAU's Health and Learning Center is aiming for LEED Gold certification. Read more

Arizona State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication Puts Sustainability in the Spotlight Arizona State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication Puts Sustainability in the Spotlight

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication creates headlines of its own with a sustainable new structure. Read more

Arizona State University and University of Arizona Team Up for Bioscience Research Arizona State University and University of Arizona Team Up for Bioscience Research

Two rival Arizona universities work together to build the Biomedical Collaborative #1 in Phoenix, designed by SmithGroup. Read more

Making (H2O)Sense

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its first WaterSense specification for a commercial building product: urinals. Read more

Leading by Example Leading by Example

The White House continues to make sustainability a priority. Read more

The Importance of Energy Efficiency Dims for Commercial Real Estate Investors

The economic downturn in the commercial real estate industry has diminished the importance of climate change and alternative energy sources as a factor in real estate investment decisions, according to a survey of U.S. Read more

Forward-Thinking Students Competiting at the Solar Decathlon Look for Mass-Market Opportunities for Their New Technology Forward-Thinking Students Competiting at the Solar Decathlon Look for Mass-Market Opportunities for Their New Technology

Energy technologies developed for the Solar Decathlon may take on a second life in mass-market production following the biannual competition. Read more

Recycled Fibers Make Low-VOC Textiles Recycled Fibers Make Low-VOC Textiles

KnollTextiles' Harmony Collection includes four styles featuring recycled content. Read more

Deck Board Uses Recycled Aluminum Deck Board Uses Recycled Aluminum

Wahoo Decks' AridDek is a waterproof aluminum deck board. Read more

Wetland System Reuses Water Wetland System Reuses Water

The Living Machine from Worrell Water Technologies is a decentralized, on-site ecological wastewater treatment and reuse system. Read more

Light Shelf Brings Daylight Deep Into Interiors Light Shelf Brings Daylight Deep Into Interiors

The Luminance light shelf from YKK AP is made of aluminum extrusions and a honeycomb core panel with a highly reflective surface that diffuses daylight deep into inteiror spaces. Read more

Solar Awning System Is Motorized Solar Awning System Is Motorized

Tendal One, manufactured by Durasol Awnings Inc., is a motorized, retractable solar awning system designed for balconies, decks, verandas, terraces, and roof gardens. Read more

Arcosanti is an Experiment in Urban Implosion Arcosanti is an Experiment in Urban Implosion

Focusing on compact urban planning, Arcosanti is a living laboratory for an anti-sprawl city. Read more

Good Chemistry Good Chemistry

Two rival Arizona universities work together to build the Biomedical Collaborative #1 in Phoenix, designed by SmithGroup. Read more

Who is the Greenest of Them All? Who is the Greenest of Them All?

A look at how competition fosters innovation in the sustainable building realm. Read more

The Green Phoenix Plan Aims to Make the Desert City the Greenest City in America The Green Phoenix Plan Aims to Make the Desert City the Greenest City in America

Dr. Robert Melnick, executive dean of the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, discusses the Green Phoenix plan. Read more

Home Office Home Office

Designing with the desert heat in mind, [merrz]project provides a versatile structure that accomodates a variety of functions while keeping operating costs low. Read more

Landfill Gas Provides Usable Energy Landfill Gas Provides Usable Energy

Using a series of wells or blower, flare, or vacuum systems, landfill gas can be extracted and converted into usable energy Read more

Listening to the Land: Site Design Merges with Building Design Listening to the Land: Site Design Merges with Building Design

The fundamental principals of landscape architecture and site design are now resonating with developers, investors, and corporate users and in turn, also are influencing building design. Read more

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist Argues That Profitability and Sustainability Go Hand-In-Hand Confessions of a Radical Industrialist Argues That Profitability and Sustainability Go Hand-In-Hand

Ray C. Anderson's new book chronicles the journey of transforming a carpet manufacturing giant into a green leader Read more

Team Germany Shines at the Solar Decathlon Team Germany Shines at the Solar Decathlon

Team Germany’s surPLUShome took first place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon. Read more

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