January 2011 Table of Contents

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Giving Green a Sporting Chance Giving Green a Sporting Chance

Two Sasaki principals discuss the process of designing collegiate sports and recreation centers to exceed LEED certification. Read more

Tamko Solar Attic Vent Tamko Solar Attic Vent

TAMKO’s Solar Attic Vent is a 20-watt solar panel that ventilates up to 1,600 square feet to prevent heat and moisture build up in attics. Read more

Quad-Lock Building Systems Extra Panel Quad-Lock Building Systems Extra Panel

Quad-Lock Building Systems' Extra Pane is designed to provide insulation value to concrete walls up to R-84. Read more

Novabrik Mortarless Brick Technology Novabrik Mortarless Brick Technology

Novabrik’s Mortarless Brick Technology features high-strength concrete bricks that overlap and interlock to create a strong, water-resistant brick veneer. Read more

Laticrete Grout Laticrete Grout

Laticrete has released six new grout colors for the installation of stone and tile. Read more

Hansgrohe Croma Hansgrohe Croma

Hansgrohe’s Croma green showerhead and handshower collection incorporates EcoAIR injection technology to provide a low-flow rate of 2 gallons per minute and a cleaning system. Read more

FXI Building Products Corp. Leaf Defiers FXI Building Products Corp. Leaf Defiers

Designed with high-performance urethane polymers, the Leaf Defier family of gutter protection from FXI Building Products Corp. improves stormwater management and enhances building durability. Read more

Firestone Building Products SkyScape Firestone Building Products SkyScape

Firestone Building Products has introduced SkyScape, a vegetative roof system featuring double interlocking trays. Read more

Eldorado Stone Cut Coarse Stone Eldorado Stone Cut Coarse Stone

Eldorado Stone’s new Cut Coarse Stone profile is reminiscent of a saw-cut Turkish limestone. Read more

EcoPath Entryway Matting EcoPath Entryway Matting

EcoPath is a 100 percent recyclable entryway matting solution with biobased content. Read more

Ecolink Products Group Eco Metallic Ecolink Products Group Eco Metallic

Ecolink Products Group’s Eco Metallic is a two-component epoxy designed to simulate a mottled metallic appearance. Read more

Georgia-Pacific DensDeck Roof Board Georgia-Pacific DensDeck Roof Board

Georgia-Pacific’s DensDeck Roof Boards can be used in myriad roofing systems for new and re-roof applications as cover boards, overlayments, and underlayments. Read more

Raising the Barn Raising the Barn

Can a place that houses equipment to work the land be kind to its surroundings as well? De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop provides a simple, low-tech approach. Read more

Good Eats Good Eats

A San Francisco restaurant whose motto is "organic, fresh, local" finds the same winning combination in its design. Read more

Green and Gorgeous Green and Gorgeous

An Iconic Philadelphia High-Rise Finds New Life as a Sustainable Luxury Hotel. Read more

Renew, Restore, Recycle Renew, Restore, Recycle

In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn & Spa aims to cultivate the well-being of its guests and its land. Read more

Architecture as Education

David Orr, the Paul Sears distinguished professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin College, discusses ecological design, resilience, and high-performance building. Read more

Blooming Boxes: Examining Fuel Cell Technology Blooming Boxes: Examining Fuel Cell Technology

At one time more hype than reality, fuel cell systems are powering hundreds of buildings nationwide. Read more

The Green Migration The Green Migration

Jason McLennan, CEO of the Cascadia Green Building COuncil and the International Living Building Institute, and author and founder of the Living Building Challenge, speaks with ECO-STRUCTURE. Read more

Life as a Tree Life as a Tree

Ten years later, the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College continues to evolve, which is exactly what its designers intended. Read more

What is a Sustainable Roof? What is a Sustainable Roof?

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing offers a multifaceted definition of what it means to go green on top. Read more

A Good Concept Gone Bad? A Good Concept Gone Bad?

Does "sustainability" need to be retired from our vocabulary? Also, a few words on our new partnership with the American Institute of Architects. Read more

The American Institute of Architects and the Future of Sustainable Design AIAPerspective The American Institute of Architects and the Future of Sustainable Design

Clark D. Manus, 2011 AIA President, on the Institute's Committment to Sustainability Read more

The International Green Construction Code Promises to Change the Way We Build AIAFeature The International Green Construction Code Promises to Change the Way We Build

A new green code is working its way through the approval process. Now is the time for architects to get involved. Read more

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