July 2011 Table of Contents

The AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Are Top Notch, but Something is Missing The AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Are Top Notch, but Something is Missing

For 15 years, the AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects have highlighted outstanding green buildings. Why hasn't a healthcare project made the list? Read more

Concrete in Motion Concrete in Motion

The high-performance unitized Liquid Wall system aims to revolutionize curtainwall systems. Read more

Still Causing Serious Commotion Still Causing Serious Commotion

Pliny Fisk III of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems is still pushing green-building boundaries after more than 35 years in the industry. Read more

Green Catalyst Green Catalyst

A 2003 AIA COTE Top Ten project, the Chicago Center for Green Technology may have helped kick-start the city's green-building boom. Read more

100% Recyclable 100% Recyclable

Attractive, green social housing is no illusion in this Spanish tower. Read more

Living, Breathing Hospitals Deep Green Living, Breathing Hospitals

Two Stantec principals discuss integrating systems for habitability and energy conservation. Read more

Urban Sanctuary AIAPerspective Urban Sanctuary

Searching for evidence of another New Orleans. Read more

Well Weathered AIADesign Well Weathered

A new old skin for one Wisconsin barn. Read more

Marking Their Mark Marking Their Mark

The 2011 COTE Top Ten Green Projects are working examples of the power of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology. Read more

Behind the Walls

A look at the impact of active energy management on building efficiency. Read more

Compässo Elite Compässo Elite

USG expands its Compässo ceiling-trim systems with an extruded aluminum addition. Read more

USF Contract Cork Décor USF Contract Cork Décor

The vinyl-backed Cork Décor flooring line contains no formaldehyde and has more than 85 percent recycled content. Read more

PacifiCrest Greek Collection PacifiCrest Greek Collection

Three new additions to the company's broadloom carpet line are CRI Green Label Plus certified. Read more

Laticrete Glass Tile Adhesive Laticrete Glass Tile Adhesive

This one-step polymer-fortified mortar for glass tile applications is Greenguard certified and can contribute to LEED points. Read more

InterfaceFlor Raw and Striation InterfaceFlor Raw and Striation

These two modular carpet lines use reclaimed carbet fiber that is combined with fiber from salvaged commercial fishnets and post-industrial waste. Read more

Gerflor Mipolam Symbioz Vinyl Flooring Gerflor Mipolam Symbioz Vinyl Flooring

The line contains 75 percent renewable raw materials and is 100 percent recyclable at its end of life. Read more

CertainTeed Corp. Ecophon Master Solo S CertainTeed Corp. Ecophon Master Solo S

Manufactured from high-density fiberglass and featuring 75 percent recycled content, these ceiling panels offer 85 percent light reflectivity and 95 percent light diffusion. Read more

Armstrong AirGuard Coating Armstrong AirGuard Coating

The coating removes half of the formaldehyde in indoor air over 10 years of a building's use, according to the company. Read more

9Wood EcoGrille 9Wood EcoGrille

This wood suspended-ceiling panel system is made from lightweight, farm-grown FSC-certified Pacific Albus. Read more

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