October 2009 Table of Contents

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The 2009 Evergreen Awards Recognize Excellence in Design and Building Performance The 2009 Evergreen Awards Recognize Excellence in Design and Building Performance

This year's Evergreen Awards competition recognizes five winners in three categories of sustainable design and building performance Read more

Architect Recognized

Kansas City, Kan.–based architect Robert Berkebile, principal of BNIM Architects, was awarded a $100,000 Heinz Award for his work promoting green building design. Read more

New Accolades in New Orleans

The kudos for Make It Right New Orleans, the post-Hurricane Katrina housing initiative launched by Brad Pitt, continue to roll in. Read more

Carbon Emissions a Taxing Issue in France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled a plan for a national carbon tax, an idea he first put forth in 2007. Read more

Big City, Small Ecologicial Footprint Big City, Small Ecologicial Footprint

Construction is under way in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, on Eco City, a creative-industrial complex on the city's harbor. Read more

Green Efforts Now Required For New York State Buildings

Under the act, any future construction of state buildings in New York, as well as any substantial renovations to existing buildings, must conform to green building principles that will be developed by OGS. Read more

Call For Nominations

The California Sustainability Alliance is now accepting nominations for its 2009 Sustainability Showcase Awards, which aim to recognize successful sustainable policies, programs, practices, and technologies implemented by leading organizations that work in California. Read more

Green Power Leaders Recognized

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions, recently announced the 2009 Green Power Leadership Awards winners. Read more

Lights Out For Inefficient Bulbs In Europe

The European Union enacted new energy efficiency requirements on lamp sales. Read more

Climate-related Revenue Booms

Revenues from climate-related business across the globe rose by 75 percent in 2008, according to HSBC Global Research. Read more

Are Employees in Green Buildings More Productive?

Researchers surveyed tenants in 154 green buildings nationwide and measured sick days and self-reported productivity changes after moving into a new building. Read more

Gypsum Board Withstands Abuse Gypsum Board Withstands Abuse

Temple-Inland’s ComfortGuard line of Gypsum board, designed to protect against abuse, Read more

Answering Nature’s Call Answering Nature’s Call

The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo saw the potential in ordinary, everyday facilities when it developed its eco-friendly restroom. Read more

Modular Marvel Modular Marvel

A winner in the Greenhouse category of the 2009 Evergreen Awards, LivingHomes prototype house aims for high-efficiency Read more

Commercial Inverter Family Grows Commercial Inverter Family Grows

PV Powered Inc. has added the PVP260kW to its family of commercial solar inverters. Read more

A Santiary Base for Heatlhcare A Santiary Base for Heatlhcare

Nora Systems now offers a 6-inch sanitary base for healthcare designs. Read more

Hardwood Tiles Are VOC Free Hardwood Tiles Are VOC Free

Tate’s new engineered hardwood tiles are made of 3-mm-thick natural wood laminate bonded to an 11-mm-thick Versacore wood veneer backer. Read more

Building Information Modeling Provides Consistency in Data Collection and Maintenance Building Information Modeling Provides Consistency in Data Collection and Maintenance

BIM processes allow facility managers to consistently collect and manage information and potentially decrease construction time and costs Read more

Glass Replaces Exotic Wood for Cabinet Maker ALNO Glass Replaces Exotic Wood for Cabinet Maker ALNO

Cabinet maker ALNO has addressed the issues of illegal logging and insufficient forest management by creating a glass alternative to exotic wood veneer. Read more

Show and Tell Show and Tell

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca's design of the Region 8 headquarters is an Ecommercial category winner in the 2009 Evergreen Awards Read more

Steven Winter Wins the Perspectives Category in the 2009 Evergreen Awards Steven Winter Wins the Perspectives Category in the 2009 Evergreen Awards

Steven Winter, FAIA, has spent 40 years championing energy efficient buildings Read more

The EcoDEEP Haus Is a Lesson in Renovation and Sustianability The EcoDEEP Haus Is a Lesson in Renovation and Sustianability

A winner in the Greenhouse category of the 2009 Evergreen Awards, the EcoDEEP Haus doubles the size of a 1940s bungalow but cuts its energy use nearly in half Read more

Earthly Ethics Earthly Ethics

Fulfilling Aldo Leopold's belief that ethical behavior includes respecting the land, the Leopold Legacy Center examines the relationships between buildings, their inhabitants and their sites Read more

India-Inspired Fabrics Use Post-Consumer Fibers India-Inspired Fabrics Use Post-Consumer Fibers

Sina Pearson Textiles incorporate recycled polyester into their eco-friendly Indian Summer line of fabrics. Read more

Target Center Adds Fifth Largest Green Roof in the Country Target Center Adds Fifth Largest Green Roof in the Country

Minneapolis's Target Center kepts is programming in play while installing an extensive green roof Read more

ASHRAE HQ a Living Lab for Monitoring ASHRAE HQ a Living Lab for Monitoring

Outfitted with the latest monitoring and control technology, the ASHRAE Headquarters provides a glimpse into the future of smart buildings. Read more

Judging Sustainability and Design Judging Sustainability and Design

Should competitions recognize projects for their sustainable attributes? Read more

Happenings: What's new in green Happenings: What's new in green

Recent news and developments from around the sustainable industry Read more

Understanding Green Building Guidelines Understanding Green Building Guidelines

Understanding Green Building Guidelines For Students and Young Professionals examines a range of green building ratings systems and guidelines. Read more

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