March 2011 Table of Contents

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Raising the Bar AIADesign Raising the Bar

The GSA has set ambitious goals for the renovation and construction of federal buildings. Now they need architects to fulfill that vision. Read more

The Future of the Profession AIAPerspective The Future of the Profession

At a time when public officials at all levels of government are looking for ways to cut budgets, architects should help elected officials understand design is their greatest resource. Read more

Border Inspection: Examining Green At America's Gateways

The General Services Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection talk land port of entry design, security, and design excellence with ECO-STRUCTURE. Read more

Red, White, Blue, and Green Red, White, Blue, and Green

Five winners of the GSA 2010 Design Awards blend security and sustainability. Read more

Red, White, Blue, and Green: Calais, Maine Red, White, Blue, and Green: Calais, Maine

Part 1 of 5 examining five winning projects of the GSA’s 2010 Design Awards Read more

Red, White, Blue, and Green: Warroad, Minnesota Red, White, Blue, and Green: Warroad, Minnesota

Part 2 of 5 examining five winning projects of the GSA’s 2010 Design Awards Read more

Red, White, Blue, and Green: Massena, New York Red, White, Blue, and Green: Massena, New York

Part 3 of 5 examining five winning projects of the GSA’s 2010 Design Awards Read more

Red, White, Blue, and Green: Nogales, Arizona Red, White, Blue, and Green: Nogales, Arizona

Part 4 of 5 examining five winning projects of the GSA’s 2010 Design Awards Read more

Red, White, Blue, and Green: Van Buren, Maine Red, White, Blue, and Green: Van Buren, Maine

Part 5 of 5 examining five winning projects of the GSA’s 2010 Design Awards Read more

Hallowed Ground Hallowed Ground

Belzberg Architects devises a profound way to integrate the lessons of the past with hopes for the future. Read more

Layers of Evolution Layers of Evolution

The Canadian redevelopment that transformed a historic brick factory into a multipurpose public space venue connects history and ecology. Read more

Waste Not Waste Not

A new Danish waste-to-energy plant outside of Copenhagen will double as a downhill ski slope. Read more

Nora Lighting Pillars Nora Lighting Pillars

Pillars, a low-profile, high-output 20W LED track fixture from Nora Lighting, has a slim vertical driver housing and deeply set single LED light source. Read more

Marvin Windows and Doors Tripane with Krypton Marvin Windows and Doors Tripane with Krypton

Marvin Windows and Doors has introduced Tripane with Krypton, an option for the company’s windows that enables the windows to perform to a U-factor of 0.2 or lower. Read more

Lutron Skylark Contour Lutron Skylark Contour

Lutron’s new dimmer product, Skylark Contour, is available in four versions. The C-L preset dimmer can be used with dimmable CFLs and LEDs and with incandescent and halogen bulbs. Read more

Lumetric SmartPod Luminaire Lumetric SmartPod Luminaire

The SmartPod Luminaire from Lumetric is a direct drive fully digital solid state driver for HID lamps. Read more

Lucite EcoShade IR Lucite EcoShade IR

Lucite has added EcoShade IR reflective continuous cast acrylic sheet to its line of LuciteLux products. Read more

Illumra Door/Window Sensor Illumra Door/Window Sensor

Illumra has introduced the solar-powered wireless Door/Window Sensor. The battery-free sensor communicates using the EnOcean protocol to a variety of compatible actuator and controller products. Read more

Cooper B-Line Arista Monolithic Rooftop Mounting System Cooper B-Line Arista Monolithic Rooftop Mounting System

Cooper B-Line has introduced the Arista Monolithic Rooftop Mounting system for solar photovoltaic commercial rooftop applications. Read more

AltusGroup CarbonCast Insulated Wall Panels AltusGroup CarbonCast Insulated Wall Panels

CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels from AltusGroup comprise two concrete wythes separated by rigid foam insulation boards connected by C-Grid carbon fiber grid shear trusses. Read more

Continuous Experimentation Continuous Experimentation

William McDonough, FAIA, reflects on encouraging human imagination and the joy and determination in realizing spaces that connect people with their environments. Read more

Light Meter Light Meter

Using the right lighting calculation tools can affect a project's success or failure, so how do designers choose the right ones for the job? Read more

Swords to Ploughshares Swords to Ploughshares

The adaptive reuse of the Thoreau Center for Sustainability transformed a military hospital into offices for environmentally conscious nonprofit organizations. Read more

Measuring Compliance Measuring Compliance

Roger Chang, the director of sustainability at Westlake Reed Leskosky, looks at the path ahead for energy codes, standards, and benchmarking. Read more

The Federal Goverment Is Aiming for Zero The Federal Goverment Is Aiming for Zero

The General Services Administration doesn't want to reduce its environmental footprint. It wants to eliminate it. Read more

Washington, DC, Tops List for LEED-Certified Spaces Per Capita Washington, DC, Tops List for LEED-Certified Spaces Per Capita

USGBC lists the top 10 states, including the District of Columbia, for LEED-certified commercial and institutional space per capita. Read more

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