May 2011 Table of Contents

Are the Greenest Buildings Already Built? AIAPerspective Are the Greenest Buildings Already Built?

Are the greenest buildings already built? Read more

Internal Revenue AIADesign Internal Revenue

Opening up work environments is one way to tighten performance. Read more

Talk Versus Action Talk Versus Action

Recent industry events and studies are urging architects and designers to take more drastic action toward reducing the environmental impact of buildings. How is the industry responding? Read more

House of Air House of Air

A former biplane hangar in San Francisco is transformed into a popular trampoline facility. Read more

Omnova Solutions Essex Wallcoverings Omnova Solutions Essex Wallcoverings

Omnova Solutions’ Essex commercial wallcoverings designs is certified by SCS to contain a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer content. Read more

Milliken Contract Southern Analog Milliken Contract Southern Analog

Southern Analog, a modular carpet collection from Milliken Contract, is produced in carbon-negative facilities and its yarn has 65 percent post-industrial recycled content. Read more

Marazzi Archaeology Marazzi Archaeology

Archaeology by Marazzi is a glazed porcelain tile with a travertine look and 21 percent pre-consumer recycled content. Read more

Karastan Contract Lace It Or Leave It Karastan Contract Lace It Or Leave It

Lace It Or Leave It by Karastan Contract from the Mohawk Group is a tile and broadloom collection. Read more

Herman Miller Harmon Lounge Herman Miller Harmon Lounge

The Harmon Lounge from Herman Miller, Nemschoff, and Herman Miller Healthcare is Greenguard-certified for indoor air quality and for children and schools. Read more

3form LineUp 3form LineUp

LineUp, a striped pattern in the 100 Percent collection from 3form, offers architectural panels made from high-denisty polyethylene recycled bottles. Read more

A Gold Standard in Design A Gold Standard in Design

The Chicago office of IA Interior Architects merges intonations of traditional design with state-of-the-art sustainable systems and finishes in the new headquarters for Mesirow Financial. Read more

Making It Fit Making It Fit

KPMG builds out a 15-story tower in London's Canary Wharf district to make financial and environmental sense. Read more

Preventative Measures Preventative Measures

A Tennessee health organization designs its campus to keep employees and business in top form. Read more

Ecologically Inspired Ecologically Inspired

Mimicking tidal flows, Living Machines offer energy-efficient systems to treat and reuse wastewater on site. Read more

Operations and Management Operations and Management

Sally Wilson, AIA, vice president and global director of environmental strategy at CB Richard Ellis looks at sustainability from the broker, owner, and tenant perspective. Read more

A World of Firsts A World of Firsts

At PNC Firstside Center, the first LEED-certified building for PNC Bank and Astorino, green isn't just the color of money. Read more

Optimal Performance is Bliss Optimal Performance is Bliss

DLR Group explains why commissioning is an essential part of evaluating environmental performance. Read more

Going to Battle Over Efficiency Going to Battle Over Efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launches its second-annual competition to reduce building energy use. Read more

AIA Releases Study on 2030 Commitment Program Progress

The AIA reports on industry progress toward the AIA 2030 carbon reduction goals outlined in the 2030 Commitment Program. Read more

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