July 2010 Table of Contents

Building Green With Blended Cements

A look at the performance and sustainable advantages of using supplementary cementitious materials in concrete construction. Read more

The ABCs of IAQ

Exploring the importance of indoor air quality in sustainable building and design. Read more

Health Reform On Campus Health Reform On Campus

WRNS Studio's design for the University of California, Davis's Student Health and Wellness Center aims for well-being for students, pratitioners, and the environment. Read more

Code Green Code Green

Examining the prognosis of sustainability in healthcare through five projects. Read more

Taking Control with Lighting Taking Control with Lighting

Lighting control systems can reap big energy savings. Read more

Ahrend 601 Bench Ahrend 601 Bench

Ahrend's 601 Bench is available in three versions, two made from recycled compressed beech hardwood and one made from partially recycled aluminum alloy. Read more

Perfecting the Pitch Perfecting the Pitch

Creating a soccer pitch that doubles as a water storage system. Read more

Containers2Clinics Gives Containers a Second Life Containers2Clinics Gives Containers a Second Life

Portable medical clinics crafted from shipping containers are designed to handle their new cargo with care. Read more

On the Road to Energy Recovery On the Road to Energy Recovery

A study shows how new hospitals can reduce their energy use by 60 percent. Read more

Smith & Fong Co. Sideways Smith & Fong Co. Sideways

Sideways is Smith & Fong’s first venture into hardwood flooring. Read more

Richlite Co. Cascade Collection Richlite Co. Cascade Collection

These paper composite surfaces feature solid-color tops with two- or three-tone edges in six color schemes. Read more

NanaWall Systems Bird-Protection Ornilux Glass NanaWall Systems Bird-Protection Ornilux Glass

Ultraviolet patterns on NanaWall's new glass aims to prevent birds from colliding with windows. Read more

Karastan Tuscany Fields Karastan Tuscany Fields

Karastan, a brand of the Mohawk Group, has debuted Tuscany Fields, a broadloom inspired by the hills and grapevines of the Italian region. Read more

Joel Berman Glass Studios Lastra Joel Berman Glass Studios Lastra

Lastra is a monolithic panel created entirely from re-melted cullet, a post-industrial by-product of the glassmaking process. Read more

InterfaceFLOR AxTile Too InterfaceFLOR AxTile Too

AxTile Too is a carpet tile collection boasting saturated color and patterns. Read more


Salt-hydrate phase change material embedded in GLASSXcrystal aids with heat storage. Read more

Armstrong Migrations Bio-Based Tile Armstrong Migrations Bio-Based Tile

Bio-Based tile, or BBT, uses a polymer called BioStride that contains bio-based rapidly renewable ingredients. Read more

Healthy Choices for Hospitals Healthy Choices for Hospitals

Kathy Gerwig, vice president of workplace safety and environmental stewardship officer for Kaiser Permanente talks about how healthcare organizations are reducing their environmental footprints. Read more

A Breakthrough Study in Sustainability A Breakthrough Study in Sustainability

Genzyme Center's passive and sophisticated solutions remain a demonstration of green building practices. Read more

(Air) Quality Control in Healthcare (Air) Quality Control in Healthcare

A principal from Perkins+Will explores the challenges of clearing the air and reducing waste in healthcare settings. Read more

Do No Harm Do No Harm

When it comes to environmental performance of facilities, the healthcare industry needs help, stat. Read more

Alex Wilson Wins 2010 Hanley Award

The second annual Hanley Award goes to the founder of BuildingGreen. Read more

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