November 2011 Table of Contents

All Systems Go for Net-Zero All Systems Go for Net-Zero

With its first year of classes now in session, Lady Bird Johnson Middle School hopes to impart a lesson in efficiency. Read more

Transparency and the Role of Environmental Product Declarations

A white paper from UL Environment examines the development and use of EPDs in the validation of life cycle-based product environmental impacts. Read more

Tactile Teaching Ecocentric Tactile Teaching

At this preschool, learning about nature starts at the front door. Read more

Invitation to Learn Invitation to Learn

In Southern California, Palomar College blends buildings and nature. Read more

Architecture Aloft Architecture Aloft

The adaptive reuse of a Bauhaus-influenced building at the Georgia Institute of Technology includes careful treatment of the building envelope and innovative mechanical systems. Read more

Chill Out Technology Chill Out

A look at passive and active chilled-beam systems. Read more

Toto USA Ultra High-Efficiency Urinal and EcoPower Flush Valves Toto USA Ultra High-Efficiency Urinal and EcoPower Flush Valves

These high-efficiency urinals and flush valves are WaterSense-certified and use 0.125 gallons per flush. Read more

Cosella-Dörken Products Delta-Floraxx Cosella-Dörken Products Delta-Floraxx

Delta-Floraxx is a perforated drainage board for use in green-roof assemblies. Read more

Solar Secure Solar Secure

Solar Secure is a solar-powered structure to support emergency-assistance stations, lighting, surveillance cameras, and Wi-Fi technology. Read more

Duo-Gard Industries Solar PV Canopy Systems Duo-Gard Industries Solar PV Canopy Systems

Custom-designed solar PV canopy systems are available with sloped and ridge styles, and are configured on a per-project basis. Read more

Cali Bamboo BamDeck Composite Cali Bamboo BamDeck Composite

This outdoor decking is made entirely from recycled bamboo fibers and recycled plastics. Read more

In Development perspective In Development

A discussion with Scot Horst, USGBC senior vice president, LEED. Read more

The Original Platinum Office Flashback The Original Platinum Office

After more than 10 years in operation, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Philip Merrill Environmental Center provides a number of lessons. Read more

What's In Your Product? Deep Green What's In Your Product?

A designer at BNIM examines the use of environmental product declarations. Read more

What Makes It Green? What Makes It Green?

What can we glean from taking a closer look at today's learning environments? Read more

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