January 2010 Table of Contents

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Upcoming Awards

The One Prize Competition, “Mowing to Growing: A Design Competition for Creating Productive Green Space in Cities” Read more

From Capitol Hill

Research into technologies and practices that help use water and energy more efficiently got a boost on Capitol Hill as the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 3598, the Energy and Water Integration Act. Read more

Sustainability, Brick by Brick Sustainability, Brick by Brick

A multilevel house featuring suites for diplomats and their families in Mexico; a center for visiting dignitaries in Maryland; a self-supporting scheme for interlocking bricks that would not require mortar; and a brick featuring an outer leaf panel designed to produce curvilinear shapes were among the six winning schemes in the inaugural Brick-Stainable competition. Read more

SRS Energy Offers a Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Roofing Product SRS Energy Offers a Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Roofing Product

The tile is designed for curved, steep-slope roofing systems. Read more

Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution

Looking at the final results, it’s hard to believe that more than 75 percent of the exterior structure was saved in this renovation of an industrial building. While architecturally dramatic, the transformation is equally impressive for its emphasis on sustainability. Read more

CPI Daylighting's LiteBrow is a storefront daylighting solution CPI Daylighting's LiteBrow is a storefront daylighting solution

The system is built with Nano-Cell honeycomb technology and the canopy is non toxic and completely recyclable Read more

Allsteel's Stride is Cradle-to-Cradle certified Allsteel's Stride is Cradle-to-Cradle certified

The office system is more than 90 percent recyclable and is produced on the Design for the Environment framework Read more

WattStopper's LMUC-100 Is A Digital Ultrasonic Occupancy Sensor WattStopper's LMUC-100 Is A Digital Ultrasonic Occupancy Sensor

Part of the company's Digital Lighting Management suite of products, LMUC-100 mounts to the ceiling for 360-degree coverage Read more

USF Contract's Avignon Collection Features Oak Hardwood USF Contract's Avignon Collection Features Oak Hardwood

Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, the plans feature an oak wear layer on top of a stable core Read more

GAF Materials Corp.'s Timberline Cool Series shingles minimize heat transfer GAF Materials Corp.'s Timberline Cool Series shingles minimize heat transfer

The shingles are designed for steep-slop roofs and come in four Energy Star-qualified colors Read more

Schindler Elevator Corp.'s Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal Saves Energy Schindler Elevator Corp.'s Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal Saves Energy

By adapting an elevator cab's energy consumption to a building's traffic patterns, PORT seeks to reduce energy usage Read more

Pine Hall Brick StormPave Pavers Help Manage Stormwater Pine Hall Brick StormPave Pavers Help Manage Stormwater

Water passes through the large spaces between the pavers to help manage stormwater Read more

Novabrik's Mortarless Brick Siding Offers Overlapping Interlock System Novabrik's Mortarless Brick Siding Offers Overlapping Interlock System

The interlock system eliminates the need for mortar Read more

American Hydrotech's Garden Tray GT15 Is Made from Recycled Polyethylene American Hydrotech's Garden Tray GT15 Is Made from Recycled Polyethylene

The 18-inch-by-22-inch tray includes retention cups, drainage channels, and perforated domes for ventilation and evaporation Read more

Hycrete's W500 Admixture Protects Concrete Hycrete's W500 Admixture Protects Concrete

Specifically designed for less-critical waterproofing applications, the admixture protects concrete from moisture and corrosive materials Read more

Follansbee KlassicKolors Roofing Sheets Follansbee KlassicKolors Roofing Sheets

KlassicKolors are pre-painted Terne II roofing sheets coated with a layer of patented zinc/tin alloy for durability Read more

Kliptech's EcoClad exterior classing is designed for commercial applications Kliptech's EcoClad exterior classing is designed for commercial applications

VOC- and benzene-free, EcoClad is made from a 50/50 blend of post-consumer recycled paper/wood and bamboo fibers Read more

Crossville's Urban Renewal tile collection offers trim and accent pieces Crossville's Urban Renewal tile collection offers trim and accent pieces

The collection's components are made of 50 percent post-consumer recycled content and offer the look of metal without the weight Read more

CalStar's Fly Ash Brick may reduce manufacturing-related CO2 emissions CalStar's Fly Ash Brick may reduce manufacturing-related CO2 emissions

The company's Fly Ash Brick consists of 40 percent pre-consumer recycled materials Read more

Ellen Blakely Studio's Elements Collection features hand-crafted mosiacs Ellen Blakely Studio's Elements Collection features hand-crafted mosiacs

The mosaics are made of broken glass recycled from commercial glass companies in Northern California Read more

Where the Wild Things Are Where the Wild Things Are

Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center updates its 1975 facilities, sited on a decommissioned missile base, to include sustainable features Read more

New Lease on Life New Lease on Life

A 1970s laboratory building gets an upgrade alongside a high-performing addition at the University of Cincinnati Read more

Reborn on the River Reborn on the River

The revitalization of a riverside indutrial hub continues as a 19th-century building is transformed into the Beacon Institute of Rivers and Estuaries' Center for Environmental Innovation and Education Read more

As the water supply shrinks, will blue become the new green?

A look at the looming water crisis and what it may mean for architects, contractors, engineers, and technology suppliers Read more

Past, Present and Future: Historic Green blends sustainability and preservation in New Orleans Past, Present and Future: Historic Green blends sustainability and preservation in New Orleans

Working in New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward, the non-profit organization Historic Green aims to help the neighborhood become the nation's first zero carbon community Read more

Work in Progress Work in Progress

At Seattle's Pier 56, Mithun set about instilling a sense of place while creating a sustainable future. Ten years after move-in day, the office continues to act as a living laboratory. Read more

Reconciling Preservation and Sustainability Reconciling Preservation and Sustainability

The sustainability and the historic preservation movements share a common goal—being mindful stewards of valuable but finite resources. Read more

Improving Performance Improving Performance

Following our mission of showcasing performance excellence, we put ourselves to the test to see how Eco-Structure can best serve its readers Read more

Navy Federal Credit Union Navy Federal Credit Union

The country's largest credit union for active and retired U.D. Department of Defense personnel goes green Read more

Group Goetz Architects Corporate Office Group Goetz Architects Corporate Office

Washington, D.C.-based architectural firm Group Goetz Architects receives LEED Platinum certification for its home in Georgetown Read more

National Grid Corporate Offices National Grid Corporate Offices

Designed by Sasaki Associates, the Waltham, Mass., corporate office of National Grid becomes the second single-tenant building to go double platinum with LEED CI and LEED CS Read more

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